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I have an itchy rash developed on my left neck below the ear just before 2 days. Before I used to feel itchy but never saw any rash like this before?

I have an itchy rash developed on my left neck below the ear just before 2 days. Before I used to feel itchy but never saw any rash like this before?

Could be anything: This could be almost anything. Need to know more details about it's appearance, texture, borders, medications etc and any associated conditions. In short you need to see a doctor if you want a decent chance for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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My son has a itchy rash that is hotto the touch on his ccheeks ears neck back and tummy. It came on suddenly, what could it be?

My son has a itchy rash that is hotto the touch on his ccheeks ears neck back and tummy. It came on suddenly, what could it be?

M.D. visit: There are a number of possible causes of his rash. The sudden nature without other symptoms makes a reaction or contact with a triggering agent more likely. If there is associated fever, cold symptoms, then viral and other infectious causes may be the reason for his symptoms. His age and immunization status is important information to provide as well. I would suggest a visit with your physician. ...Read more

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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 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.?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

Get a diagnosis: Get a proper diagnosis. It could be fungal (tinea capitis) or bacterial (cellulitis) or allergic. These are all treated differently so it is important to know which one you have. ...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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Allergic to my glasses? Itchy rash behind ears

Allergic to my glasses? Itchy rash behind ears

Possibly: Your glasses may be tooo tight and an adjustment by an optician may get rid of the problem. If you are truly allergic to the plastic, coating it with lear nailpolish is a temporary solution. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash behind both ears that oozes clear stuff and is slowly spreading. What is it?

I have an itchy rash behind both ears that oozes clear stuff and is slowly spreading. What is it?

Hard to tell: This may be from a contact allergy to hair preparations used. Suggest you try a hydrocortisone cream (as long as the fluid from the oozing is clear). In the meanwhile, switch to Free and Clear shampoo. If problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Try: I would try selsun blue or selenium sulfide head and shoulders. Provided no new exposures or new products you could have seborrhea of the scalp. An exam in 1 week would be recommended by your doctor ...Read more

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Raised, bumpy, itchy rash around mouth (where it started) and behind ear. Spreading to face. Have had 3 other times in childhood, now an adult. Ideas?

Raised, bumpy, itchy rash around mouth (where it started) and behind ear. Spreading to face. Have had 3 other times in childhood, now an adult. Ideas?

Perioral dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis vs Ezcema. Excema would be treated with moisturizer and topical steroids, for perioral dermatitis, these are not helpful and would worsen the condition. Sounds most like perioral dermatitis. Things to try: reduce products, they clog and worsen the condition. Regularly cleanse. Try to touch your face less often. If no better, see a Dermatologist, or a doctor with expertise. ...Read more

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Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Skin: Hypothyroidis even uncorrected would unlikely to cause the skin lesions you described. I think at this time you need to have a work up to rule out other autoimmune diseases. Also, seeing a dermatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...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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A month ago I started getting this itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?

A month ago I started getting this itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?

Itchy Rash: Red, raised and very itchy like mosquito bites could be hives. Start small and then coalesce to larger patches. Topical anti itch creams can be applied plus oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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I have this red burning, itchy rash on my neck that hasn't gone away in a few months. What could be causing this?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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 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?

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?

Doctor visit: 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

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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

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

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Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

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

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I got an itchy rash on my neck folds, wrists and a little on my face, what could it be?

I got an itchy rash on my neck folds, wrists and a little on my face, what could it be?

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

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My son has a itchy rash all around his neck on his shoulders and arms what could it be?

More info.: A description of the rash would help pinpoint the cause.
I do not want to speculate about the different possibilities. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

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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.

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.

See dermatologist: Inflammation around a mole can be sign of an abnormality in the mole. Have a dermatologist check the mole to see if a biopsy is needed. ...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


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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more