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Dry Itchy Rash Nape Of Neck
Small red rash itchy scabs has lasted months started nape of neck migrated to back then to back of thigh-right side only--mild shingles possible?
Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?
Best to have it: Looked at. Hard to say without additional information. May just be heat bumps and dry skin.In the meantime, you can take some antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Allegra, zyrtec or any generic equivalent to stop you from itching and avoid skin infection. ...Read more
Itchy red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?
It could: Tinea versicolor can be spread by contact. I would go to be seen and confirm since the treatment for an infection so widespread would be an oral anti fungal. ...Read more
Itchy bumps on Nape of neck, ankels, chest, legs, hands. Some are turning into blisters. Doctors don't know what it is they say it's not bed bugs.
My scalp at the nape of the neck is quite itchy and I scratch it often. This is scalp covered by my hair. It now has small bumps on the skin. Advice?
Could be. ..: It very well could be a cause of more symptomatic seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, even a plain ole fungal infection. While you could try over-the-counter dandruff shampoos like neutrogena T-gel, you would be best suited by first seeing your doctor to make sure it doesn't require more aggressive treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have had a dry red itchy rash on my neck for 2 months. sometimes it gets irritated and gets what looks like hives on it...White bumps. ?
1 year old had MMR Vaccine 11 days ago, little dot rash over body and a large pea sized lump at nape of neck hairline can't see doctor for a week?
Common finding: This is a common finding in many kids who receive the MMR. It is a sign the weakened virus in the vaccine did its job well and the kid had a minor rash in response. The real thing would have been 20X worse. The lump is a reactive lymph node and will reduce in size within 2-3 wks. You might call the office to have the experience recorded in the chart, but I wouldn't worry about going in. ...Read more
It may be many: Different things. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have an itchy rash on my face and neck. I haven't ate or used any new products. And there are no other symptoms. What could this be?
Unfortunately the next step is not via computer, but to have a doctor actually view your skin. By seeing the lesions and pressing upon the skin the doctor (like myself in the emergency department) can get the context of the rash. Your description is good, so remember to tell the doctor about your symptoms just as you have written.
Good luck to you. .. Feel better. .. ...Read more
I work as a cashier and a lot of flies were flying on me & I scratched my neck & a few mins later I felt a lump on it & now it's been itchy/rash look
Could be an insect: Bite rash. Try to video-consult the Healthtap doctor on call. Also it would help to take a few pictures of this lump and attache. Hope you get better. ...Read more
Some needs to look a: Cannot answer this without seeing the rash. ...Read more
A month ago I started getting this itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?
I have this red burning, itchy rash on my neck that hasn't gone away in a few months. What could be causing this?
Rashes: Rashes can not be diagnosed over the computer, so it is truly best to have the area looked at by a health care provider to be properly diagnosed, . best wishes, ...Read more
I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?
I've had a cold and I put some Vicks on my neck and I have a big red itchy rash there what is going on and how do I treat it?
Rash with vicks: Presumably you have an allergy to a component of vicks and should just not use it any more. ...Read more
I have an intensely itchy rash to one side of my face that is spreading quickly to my jawline and neck. It's happened before but I can't figure it out
Hives?: If the rash is spreading rapdily within hours, it is possibly hives, see an allergist, especially if it happened before. If the rash is spreading over days, it could be a contact allergy and I have seen such rashes as a reaction to plastic cellphone cases, if you hold the phone against your cheek. An allergist can help you figure it out. ...Read more
Unsure: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
A description of the rash would help pinpoint the cause.
I do not want to speculate about the different possibilities. ...Read more
Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?
Many causes: If it lasts for less than a couple of weeks, then I won't pay much attention to it. But if it gets painful, it may be from shingles and you need to see your doctor ASAP to get started on an anti-viral drug to reduce potential complications. Suspect shingles if the rash does not extend beyond the mid-line of the body. ...Read more
I have had a very itchy rash surrounding my armpits and sides of the neck for a few weeks now. Sometimes it'll appear inside my elbows. Very red.?
See a doctor: Cannot diagnose without seeing this. Could be one of many different things. Show to a primary care physician and get an opinion. ...Read more
Went to SC for a few days. On last day noticed a rash and very itchy. Been 2 days, still itchy/rash on neck. What is it&what to do? Tried bendryl&cream
Need eval to: Identify. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing is necessary. ...Read more
A few weeks ago a non-itchy rash appeared around a lifelong mole on the my neck. After a while it started to fade and go away but today it reappeared.
I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps ; wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more