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I have an outbreak of skin tags on my neck. Skin is very itchy, painful, and leathery. Help?

I have an outbreak of skin tags on my neck. Skin is very itchy, painful, and leathery. Help?

A dermatologist...: ...Will be happy to snip them off for you. (well, maybe not happy, but he or she will do it.) the fact that yours are symptomatic often means that your insurance will cover the procedure - although that is not always true. But if they are itchy and painful, you really should have them removed, either way. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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I have a large group of itchy lumps on my neck like skin tags. I've noticed it getting bigger is this something I should be worried about?

I have a large group of itchy lumps on my neck like skin tags. I've noticed it getting bigger is this something I should be worried about?

Need to be seen: You need to see your physician, who can examine the lumps, identify them, and, if need be, biopsy one of them. That way, you can get appropriate treatment and resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for raw itchy skin around the neck?

What is a good treatment for raw itchy skin around the neck?

Neck rash: Make sure you are not allergic to skin care products, hair products or nickle. Use fragrance free products only. Try otc hydrocortisone. If this does not help see your doctor. ...Read more

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What caused this and hiw do I cure tiny itchy skin colored bumps on neck?

What caused this and hiw do I cure tiny itchy skin colored bumps on neck?

May be viral: Small itchy bumps on the neck could be something called flat warts. These are small skin colored bumps that come from a virus that has no treatment except destruction. See the doctor and have a specific dx made and the doctor may be helpful to remove them. ...Read more

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Itchy skin on my back, sides of stom and back of neck. No bumps or redness unless I scratch then feels hot after..

Dermatographic: This may or may not be a chronic situation. Try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. Sometimes dry skin can also cause this type of reaction and thus applying a moisturizer <3 minutes after bathing may help. If problem persists, see derm or allergist. ...Read more

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I have been having itchy skin on the back of my neck and stomach. What could be the causes?

I have been having itchy skin on the back of my neck and stomach. What could be the causes?

Allergy?: Could be an allergy to something you applied to those areas of skin, or to something you ate or inhaled, or to a medication, or to a new detergent or fabric softener. Many times the cause is difficult to find. Try a long-acting antihistamine like allegra; if that doesn't work, let your doctor or a dermatologist examine you. ...Read more

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I get very dry, flakey itchy skin on my neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated and won't go away even when I use lotion. What is this?

I get very dry, flakey itchy skin on my neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated and won't go away even when I use lotion. What is this?

Eczema: 20 year old female gets dry, flakey itchy skin on neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated; won't go away even when lotion applied; asks what it is. Eczema is the common name for skin conditions like this dry and flakey, sometimes itchy, and red with inflammation. Cause not very clear but associates with Allergies, Asthma, Hay fever, Family History or Stress. Many OTCs available/ see MD ...Read more

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I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

Herpes: No. Herpes is not a rash that is extensive. It is a small very painful cluster of blisters. Now, reactivated Chicken Pox, or SHINGLES, can be a one sided extensive rash. But, it usually includes very painful blisters. ...Read more

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Itchy skin bump/sore on neck with a thin "scratch" line running up/connecting to another sore on the back of head appx. 2½ins away. Bumps on body also.

Itchy skin bump/sore on neck with a thin "scratch" line running up/connecting to another sore on the back of head appx. 2½ins away. Bumps on body also.

Bumps w/ scratch lin: On arms and legs too? May be scabies for which Elimite (permethrin) is used (http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/treatment. Html) or bedbugs, chiggers, ringworm. Sometime if there is infection as well give antibiotics. F/u/ w/ doc urgent care. ...Read more

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I have small itchy skin colored bumps started on may shoulder and neck and spread through the night and next day no allergies and very itchy what coul?

I have small itchy skin colored bumps started on may shoulder and neck and spread through the night and next day no allergies and very itchy what coul?

Pityriasis.: Sounds like pityriasis rosea. Hard to tell without more descriptons or photos, but often this rash follows skin lines and gives a christmas tree like appearance on the back. Benign - resolves in a few weeks without any residual effect. ...Read more

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I have very dry, itchy skin (neck, groin) problem for past 2 year. Tried all creams/moisturizer butno relief. Any tips on change in lifestyle/food habit?

I have very dry, itchy skin (neck, groin) problem for past 2 year. Tried all creams/moisturizer butno relief. Any tips on change in lifestyle/food habit?

See dermatologist: With a list of the treatments you have tried and how long you used them. Food allergies are not likely the cause of your dry skin. More likely something irritating the skin locally. Wear natural fiber clothes eg cotton and use a mild soap. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Yes: When you have chicken pox, you will have three types of rash: you will have red bumps, little bubbles called vessicles filled with clear or slightly yellow fluid, and scabs. The rash itches terribly, and can be soothed with oatmeal baths, topical lotions, tylenol (acetaminophen) and benadryl. Swollen lumps in the neck and other places are called "lymph nodes, " and are a sign that the immune system is working. ...Read more

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Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Many possibilities: 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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Sore throat, swollen painful glands, itchy skin on face and neck and a tooth abcess what should I do?! been going on for a week or so!

Sore throat, swollen painful glands, itchy skin on face and neck and a tooth abcess what should I do?! been going on for a week or so!

Infection: Go to a dentist and resolve the cause of the infection by removing the offending tooth or root canal therapy along with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after I've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Allergic reaction: We can develop allergies even if we haven't changed the type of products we use. I would start by changing my laundry detergent to a hypoallergenic one. If that doesn't work, you can use a hypoallergenic soap like neutrogena. If you are no better after these changes, you need to see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more

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Chest pain, random itchy skin, constipation, pain in scapula shoulders and neck, trouble breathing. Pain in stomach always. Could this be gallblader?

Chest pain, random itchy skin, constipation, pain in scapula shoulders and neck, trouble breathing. Pain in stomach always. Could this be gallblader?

Should be checked...: Gallbladder-related issues alone should not cause all the symptoms involving multiple systems, and you should be comprehensively evaluated by following instructions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Besides, it is useful to peruse the info on Life reality in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Together, you can work well with doctors so to reach right diagnosis & care. ...Read more

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I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

? dry skin: As it is affecting the more exposed areas, however, if symptoms are really bothersome you may want to see a dermatologist, meanwhile, try some skin care techniques: as bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after, hydrate you body well, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, occasional antihistamine might help too, good luck ...Read more

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My neck lymph nodes are in sizes 12*6 & 12*7 and I have itchy skin & some pain in neck&ear& burning tongue, an ENT dr gave me metronidazole, why?

Swollen lymph: You may have an infection and that is why you have the other symptoms you mentioned. Without seeing that would be my opinion as to why the Metronidazole as it is medication used particularly for anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

See derm: I wonder if your doctor has considered scabies as the cause for your skin problem. You need to call your doctor or consider consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more