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I have a bump on my neck it feels like a knot. Should I apply heat and massage?

I have a bump on my neck it feels like a knot.  Should I apply heat and massage?

Need more: Heat and massage may help, depends on what it is. I would recommend being seen by your physician for full exam and history taking. Depending on size and depth and course, it could be anything from a bug bite, to lymph node, to muscle spasm. Need more info - onset, location on neck, duration, character, aggravating factors, relieving factors, constant or temporal, fever, sweats? Other symptoms? ...Read more

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For huge bump on side of my neck, should I ice it or apply heat?

For huge bump on side of my neck, should I ice it or apply heat?

Hurts or Hot?: If so, then ice may be helpful. However I would recommend you see your doctor to figure out what it could be. Options include swollen lymph node, boil, lipoma or even a taut muscle band/spasm. ...Read more

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I think I got a heat rash on my neck from the heat a few days ago. The bumps are either red or look like whiteheads and are super itchy What can I do?

I think I got a heat rash on my neck from the heat a few days ago. The bumps are either red or look like whiteheads and are super itchy What can I do?

Heat Rash: A heat rash is usually red and non itchy. It often resolves with a cool compress and getting out of the heat. The fact that the rash is persisting and contains whit bumps suggests you were in contact with something you may be sensitive to. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a mild hydrocortisone cream topically to see if this helps. Follow up with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Tiny raised bumps on my forehead and neck, little itching. My trunk and back look like a small heat rash typically at night. Is this hives?

Tiny raised bumps on my forehead and neck, little itching. My trunk and back look like a small heat rash typically at night. Is this hives?

Hives: A hive lesion does not last for more than 24 hours. If those raised itchy bumps on your skin move from one place to another within a day, they sound like hives. When you don't have lung or GI symptoms, simple otc antihistamine would help in most cases. If you have hives more than 6 weeks, you need to see a physician to be evaluated for chronic hives or chronic urticaria. ...Read more

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I small bumps at my back neck below hairline, not sensitive. I think heat or my shirt collar caused them, please how can I get rid of them?

I small bumps at my  back neck below hairline, not sensitive. I think heat or my shirt collar caused them, please how can I get rid of them?

Folliculitis: You may have a low grade infection of your hair follicles duebto your sweating. Apply an antibiotic ointment to your rash until you can get an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between allergic reations and heat bumps? Do they occur on the thighs, arms, chest, neck, and back? And how to cure it?

What is the difference between allergic reations and heat bumps? Do they occur on the thighs, arms, chest, neck, and back? And how to cure it?

Heat bumps: Heat bumps only occur when you are hot and sweating, they may last more than a day in one spot. Hives are fleeting and have different triggers and heat is just one trigger. Have your lesions examined by an allergist to determine which is which and how to treat your symptoms. Both can occur anywhere on your skin. ...Read more

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I have hard ridge like knot? Bump? Where I hit my forehead on a metal edge 2.5 weeks ago. What is it? Permanent? Ice? Heat? Massage?

I have hard ridge like knot? Bump? Where I hit my forehead on a metal edge 2.5 weeks ago. What is it? Permanent? Ice? Heat? Massage?

Normal.: This is how the body heals. It will take a few more weeks but the inflammation after the injury is how the body heals. Give it more time and you can just leave it alone. ...Read more