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Dr. John Chiu
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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


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Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

See a physician: Nothing against chiropractors but the rash and lymph nodes are not in their field of expertise and should be evaluated by a physician. If the chiropractor has been unable to help with the neck and shoulder discomfort I would take any imaging he/she has done and seek an opinion for an orthopedic doctor. Could be just soft tissue injury or maybe a small fracture. Please see an md for evaluation. ...Read more

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I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

Hives: You may have cholinergic urticaria (hives) which are triggered by sweating and increased temperature. It is treated with antihistamines. See an allergist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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8 months baby girl. Few weeks ago she started having rashes around her neck and now it has spreads on her back & front, it's itchy, dry, scaling. What can we do?

8 months baby girl. Few weeks ago she started having rashes around her neck and now it has spreads on her back & front, it's itchy, dry, scaling. What can we do?

Dry skin: Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis is characterized by dry, sensitive, itchy skin. The skin is unable to maintain moisture in these patients. Sometimes it is caused by an allergy. Hydration with an emolient is the most important preventative strategy. Bath her only once a day in luke warm water, dress her in cool cotton clothing. Sometimes cortisone cream is needed in acute flare ups. ...Read more

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How long and how often can be combiderm applied to cure neck rashes? Not itchy. I am very cautious in taking steroid creams but my GP prescribed.

How long and how often can be combiderm applied to cure neck rashes? Not itchy. I am very cautious in taking steroid creams but my GP prescribed.

Work with your doctor: Combiderm consists of Betamethasone Dipropionate, Clotrimazole, Gentamicin. Take some pictures of your rash. Then use cream as directed by GP for 2 weeks.
Take new pictures. Compare to prior pictures. If no improvement go back to doctor. Or set up. Dermatology visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I have taken allerid for 2 days (4 tablets) a ew days back and developed skon rashes (itchy) on face, neck and hnads. Please advise me to get rid of this...

Hello Doctor, I have taken allerid for 2 days (4 tablets) a ew days back and developed skon rashes (itchy) on face, neck and hnads. Please advise me to get rid of this...

Time/fluids: It sounds like you have had an allergic reaction to this medication. Please make your doctor aware of this so that you are not prescribed anything similar in the future. Consult your doctor before using other antihistamines. Pushing fluids and time will get rid of the rash and itching but if it is severe see your doctor as you may need a steroid prescription. ...Read more

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Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?

Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?

Scabies vs allergic: If no animals unlikley scabies [very itchy rash, like railroad tracks inbetween fingers, armpits, groin ect] but if in a hotel can get it if infected there or bed bugs. if so couldbe contagious but sometimes spouse doesn't get it while other does. Wash all affected clothes house. Animals, try bendaryl, hydrocortisone oint. Otc but if doesn't go away see dr for eval. If scabies need 5% permethrin ...Read more

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Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Allergy/Insect bites: You have an itchy rash on different parts of your body. It may be due to an allergy to something or it may be an allergic reaction to some kind of insect bite like mosquito bite.There are other possibilities. Have it checked if it persist. Meanwhilevyou can take some anti itching meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter till you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Recently (2 weeks ago) I started becoming itchy on my legs, then my arms, now it's moving up to my neck. No medication, no rashes etc. Why may this be?

Recently (2 weeks ago) I started becoming itchy on my legs, then my arms, now it's moving up to my neck. No medication, no rashes etc. Why may this be?

Pruritus: The cause of itch can be difficult to determine especially if there is no rash.
Systemis conditions affecting the liver, kidney, thyroid or bloodsystem can cause a diffuse ithch w/o a rash but sometimes the cause is less ominous.
Please have a doctor evaluate you if it persists. ...Read more

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Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)

Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)

Rash: Your rash may or may not be related to food allergies and the foods you mentioned, especially cucumbers, are rarely associated with this type of rash. I think you need to have your rash examined to determine what it is. ...Read more

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I wake with itchy rashes on my throat/neck the last month that usually go away. Now I wake with itchy puffy eyes that stay irritated all day. Any advi?

I wake with itchy rashes on my throat/neck the last month that usually go away. Now I wake with itchy puffy eyes that stay irritated all day. Any advi?

Dust allergies: Fairly common symptoms for dust allergies. Builds up as you sleep. They are worse in the morning. Pollen allergies are worse as the day goes on. Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for allergies. You can also take over the counter medicine like loratidine in the morning or zyrtec before bed. ...Read more

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Hello. My 5months old baby has red rash behind both ears, it's not itchy. She also has miner rashes around the neck and legs but not red.

Hello. My 5months old baby has red rash behind both ears, it's not itchy. She also has miner rashes around the neck and legs but not red.

This sounds like: Eczema or seborrhea, both of which are quite common at this age. Depending on where you live, this could be affected by dry weather and sometimes a food/milk allergy. You can try over-the-counter Aquaphor. If that doesn't help, please discuss with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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About a month ago I noticed my neck felt hot and itchy but no rash it went away but yesterday I noticed it again what could it be or how do I stop it?

About a month ago I noticed my neck felt hot and itchy but no rash it went away but yesterday I noticed it again what could it be or how do I stop it?

Difficult to say...: Irritant response to a new skin care product, detergent or environmental change? Without hives, this seems to be most likely given that description. A physician might offer more likely alternatives with more information about you and the episodes. Lab testing may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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Red rash around the neck area and it is very itchy?

Red rash around the neck area and it is very itchy?

New jewelry? Applied: It could be from contact dermatitis to any new /changed jewelry, or new perfumes, shampoos, condtioner, facial cosmetics. Ssimple eczema over neck possible as neck is a flexural area prone for friction from frequent head and neck movements we normally do. If you know the offending agent avoid it. Topical moisturiza. With less medicated hydrating creams, topical steroid cream and benaryl oral will help. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash around my neck its splotchy and very dry. What to do for it?

Very itchy rash around my neck its splotchy and very dry. What to do for it?

Try HC cream: Without seeing the rash it's hard to tell what caused it, but it's likely an allergic or irritant reaction. Try Hydrocortisone cream, which is available without a prescription. If that doesn't work you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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45 year old female. Scaly itchy sunburn like rash on both sides of the neck what is it?

45 year old female. Scaly itchy sunburn like rash on both sides of the neck what is it?

Poikiloderma: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the exact diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make neck rashes, so you need to have a dermatologist see the rash. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my neck, it always occurs the same time in the year, (cold spells) and it is itchy, bumpy and blotchy. Help?

I have a rash on my neck, it always occurs the same time in the year, (cold spells) and it is itchy, bumpy and blotchy. Help?

Allergic Dermatitis: It seems it is some kind of allergic dermatitis and related to humidity and temperature. I can cont say what is causing it. You can try over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream, if does not get better see your doctor. ...Read more

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It's been more than a week, my neck is very itchy with no rash. I am not allergic to anything. What could possibly be wrong with my neck?

It's been more than a week, my neck is very itchy with no rash. I am not allergic to anything. What could possibly be wrong with my neck?

Many causes: You won't know whether you are allergic to something you have used (shampoo, conditioner, hair dye, sprays etc) until you look into it. If you have introduced a new hair product or lotion within the past few months, this new product would be a likely suspect. In the meanwhile, try topical hydrocortisone cream. If not helpful, see dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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What cream for itchy rash on neck and shoulders?

What cream for itchy rash on neck and shoulders?

Depends: It depends on what is causing the rash; impossible to answer with this little information. ...Read more

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What to do if I have itchy rash/bumps on my neck, what can it be?

What to do if I have itchy rash/bumps on my neck, what can it be?

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

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Please help! I have a red itchy rash on my neck is there anything to do to calm it?

Please help! I have a red itchy rash on my neck is there anything to do to calm it?

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

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I have a red rash-like patch on my neck and I am unsure as to what it is. It is not raised and not itchy?

Red patch: Even though the patch isn't itchy it still could be an allergic response or slight irritation/inflammation from something that comes in contact with your neck (ex. Clothing, chains, cologne). You could try applying a cortisone type cream or ointment to see if resolves. A physician or dermatologist would have to examine the patch in order to advise you. ...Read more

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Is it true that one sym of multiple sclerosis is an itchy neck? How would you describe this itch? Like a rash?

Is it true that one sym of multiple sclerosis is an itchy neck? How would you describe this itch? Like a rash?

Lhermitte's: What you are asking about involves inflammation affecting the cervical spinal cord, and the event is not a rash or an itchy sensation per se, but rather a tingling or even an electrical shocklike sensation shooting down the upper back or chest. Could be associated with ms, but also, a sign of other problems in the neck. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more