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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I have a lump at the back of my neck, it itches what could it be?

I have a lump at the back of my neck, it itches what could it be?

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.

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My chest and up my neck itches and burns so bad! What can I use to stop this?

My chest and up my neck itches and burns so bad! What can I use to stop this?

See your doctor: You may have a skin condition that needs treatment and follow up by your doctor. You may have anything from an allergy to one of many forms of dermatitis. Your doctor will get you started on a plan to feel and look better.

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I have a lump on the back of my neck it's painful and itches what could it be?  

I have a lump on the back of my neck it's painful and itches what could it be?  

Cyst, abscess?: This is a common area for an ingrown hair or sweat gland which can get inflammed, swollen, and irritated. Rarely it could also be an infection. See your doctor it may be a cyst that needs to be removed or an infection that needs to be draind. In the meantime, use warm compresses and try to avoid squeezing or poking at it.

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Back and sides of neck itches. Turns red and feels kind of like a sunburn. For a couple of weeks now. Gets worse wearing my scarves and a sweatshirt?

Back and sides of neck itches. Turns red and feels kind of like a sunburn. For a couple of weeks now. Gets worse wearing my scarves and a sweatshirt?

This sounds like: A contact rash, possibly from your scarves. Is the rash anywhere else? How long does it last? I would recommend having it checked by your doctor. Or if you are a HealthTap Prime member, getting a consult where you can send a photo to one of us. You can also try not wearing the scarves and see if it goes away. Antihistamines may help temporarily.

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I have a red line on the right side of my neck going horizontally. It itches here and there but when I scratch it is numb. What is it?

I have a red line on the right side of my neck going horizontally. It itches here and there but when I scratch it is numb. What is it?

Allergic: An itchy, red, horizontal area in your neck may be an allergic contact dermatitis to some jewelry, clothing or cosmetics. Apply a cortisone type cream and avoid using any of the above mentioned substances. See a dermatologist as needed.

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Bit on my neck 2 days ago. It still itches like crazy and other spots are popping up all around it. The initial bite is quarter size with a dot?

Bit on my neck 2 days ago. It still itches like crazy and other spots are popping up all around it. The initial bite is quarter size with a dot?

Info needed: 1. Exactly what bit you, if you can identify? 2. What does the initial bite area look like? 3. What parts of the body are these "crazy" spots coming up in? 4. Where did you get the initial bite? Aka what setting (house, woods, in the water, etc.) We will be happy to answer your questions once more pertinent information is given. Have a great day!

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My scalp, neck, and under my chin itches?

Information: There is not enough information to try to identify the cause of your itching. Treatment usually follows cause. Take care.

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What causes rash on neck and chest? Itches

Many factors: Try to see what has changed - anew shirt, clothing that touches the neck area, new detergents, not rinsing off the laundry detergent properly, etc. If persists then seek help of a physician who can help control symptoms while a work up is started.

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I have sore on neck been there bout 2yrs. It itches and scabs up then falls off looks like it is getting alittle bigger.?

Not healing: If a lesion is not healing and is increasing in size, your best bet is to be evaluated by your dermatolgist. Best of luck!

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My back itches and sometimes there's small bums. It also affects the back of my neck & scalp. I will scratch till my skin bleeds. Normal?

My back itches and sometimes there's small bums. It also affects the back of my neck & scalp. I will scratch till my skin bleeds. Normal?

Dry skin - showers?: The most common cause is dryness of the skin precipitated by showers. After each shower, rub lotion such as Cetaphil or Aveena on back and legs to moisturize skin. If this doesn't resolve the problem within two weeks, consult a dermatologist.

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My skin itches so much lately I can make myself bleed. My family has a history of thyroid disease. I haven't been tested though. Should I be worried?

My skin itches so much lately I can make myself bleed. My family has a history of thyroid disease. I haven't been tested though. Should I be worried?

No but: Get labs ; tsh[thyoid stimulating hormone], cbc, cmp, hepatitis panel. Try diphenhydramine[benadryl] 25-50 mg 2-3x/day, might make you sleepy or lesssedating one in daytime like claritin, zyrtec, allegra. skin creams or petroleum jelly for dry skin and hydrocortisone cream 10% for itchy arease up to 2 weeks/month. See allergist if persist, be sure not allergic to something

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I have m%e9ni%e8re's disease. Every year I get a skin lesion on my neck about 1" long. It burns, itches & hurts. Could this be related to menieres? Ty

No.: Meniere's is a disorder of the middle ear; I know of no rash that is associated with it. If the lesion on your neck recurs in the *exact* same spot every time, it is probably herpes simplex. There is also something called a fixed drug eruption, which occurs in the same spot every time you take the medication that causes it. Other possibilities exist. See a dermatologist next time it happens.

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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