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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Rash And Red Spots On Back Of Neck

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My daughter started to itch back of neck no lice but the red spots aare now as far down as shoulders. What could this be?

Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Can you feel the rash? Is it crusted? How old is your dtr? Since the rash is itching & now spreading, perhaps it would be wise to have your pediatrician or dermatologist examine this in person. Then specific treatment and preventive measures could be discussed with more accuracy. Just proper itch relief can be a blessing! ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough i'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point?-

My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough i'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point?-

Cough and rash: A cough and a rash may be associated symptoms of a viral infection. To be sure, have your child evaluated by his pediatrician to confirm. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my neck that looks like a hickey, but it's not that. There's also tiny red spots all around it?

I have a rash on my neck that looks like a hickey, but it's not that. There's also tiny red spots all around it?

Hickey?: 19 F from Scotland: I have a rash on my neck that looks like a hickey, but it's not that. There's also tiny red spots all around it? ANS: send picture or do 2nd opinion & U can show. Consider: hickey & teeth marks, very small vampire bite (Dr humor), fleas, bedbugs, allergy to metal in your new jewelry sound neck? Shingles, herpes, HIV, allergy, and many more. Better yet show to your Dr. ...Read more

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Been taking apo-sulfatrim for four days, developed a rash on neck and weird red spots on roof of mouth, tingling all over body. What should I do?

Been taking apo-sulfatrim for four days, developed a rash on neck and weird red spots on roof of mouth, tingling all over body. What should I do?

Discontinue: Stop taking the medicine. It sounds like you may have an allergy to the medicine. If you continue taking the medicine, there is a chance that you can go into anaphylactic shock. If it is bad enough, death will soon follow. I'd call your doc and let him/her know. You may have allergy to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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I have 3 oval/diamond red spots that popped up on my back, under breasts, and neck all at 3 different times. What can this be?

I have 3 oval/diamond red spots that popped up on my back, under breasts, and neck all at 3 different times. What can this be?

Needs to be examined: We can not tell you what it could be from your description.You should have it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

Flushing: In most instances, flushing is genetically predetermined, which means that your are either a flusher or you are not. There is no real problem in being a flusher. In rare circumstances when it becomes intolerable, there are medications which may be used to lessen the problem but there is no cure. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

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Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more