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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tiny Red Bumps On Back Of Neck

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Red, burning ear lobes and little red bumps on back of neck?

Red, burning ear lobes and little red  bumps on back of neck?

Painful rash: If it's just on one side, i'd worry this was shingles and would encourage you to get someone to start treatment right away. If it's on both sides, it could be an allergic reaction to something that got on your skin. There are a lot of other conditions that can cause painful rashes but most need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more


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Had laser hair removal on back of neck. Three weeks later, I have a ton of red bumps there now.

Had laser hair removal on back of neck. Three weeks later, I have a ton of red bumps there now.

Allergy reaction: could be allergy. apply hydrocortison cream twice a day. take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. no improvement see a doctor. ...Read more

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I get itchy red bumps on arms and back of neck when exposed to sun. What can this be? Thnx

I get itchy red bumps on arms and back of neck when exposed to sun. What can this be? Thnx

PLR: Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) is a skin rash that occurs with exposure to the sun. It is not the same as sunburn. PMLE is not harmful, but can be itchy.The rash normally heals completely within a week if you avoid further sun exposure. Meanwhile, a cream containing corticosteroid will help to settle the rash. ...Read more

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I have small patches of red bumps on my neck and back of shoulders. Almost look like bites , woke up with them but my partner doesn't have them. ?

I have small patches of red bumps on my neck and back of shoulders. Almost look like bites , woke up with them but my partner doesn't have them. ?

Watch for 2 days: You may try over-the-counter anti-allergy medication cream or tablets, or you could just watch it for the next 48 hours. If getting worse, then have a clinician take a look at it & recommend tests or treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I broke out about 2 weeks ago. Tiny skin colored bums everywhere, red bumps on my back, reddened pores on neck and tiny bumps with black centers.Help!

I broke out about 2 weeks ago. Tiny skin colored bums everywhere, red bumps on my back, reddened pores on neck and tiny bumps with black centers.Help!

See your doctor: You are describing a rash that needs a doctors attention as well as a diagnosis and treatment. You can review if it have itching as well. ...Read more

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

Visit the MD: The best advice is for you to visit your doctor. If your son has red bumps on his face and neck that spread downward and has a fever, you should seek immediate medical attention. If he does not have a fever, the differential diagnosis is quite large and he should visit a doctor for a full exam for diagnosis. When exactly did the rash start? Your MD needs his medical history and vital signs. ...Read more

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There are red bumps on back of my neck....also the skin has becomed very rough...pls help me...I am very scared?

There are red bumps on back of my neck....also the skin has becomed very rough...pls help me...I am very scared?

Need more info: Are the red bumps increasing in size? how long they have been there? Did you have them before? Do any of your close contacts get these? Pl consider a virtual consult. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my sons neck,back and chest?

Red bumps on my sons neck,back and chest?

Might be acne: The neck, back, and chest are areas that commonly have acne. Your son may be starting puberty. Definitely make an appointment for him to see his pediatrician. ...Read more