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Itchy redness on neck, shaped like butterfly. No history on thyroid problem, so what could be the cause? Should I go to ER or urgent care for this?

Itchy redness on neck, shaped like butterfly. No history on thyroid problem, so what could be the cause? Should I go to ER or urgent care for this?

Rash: The differential diagnosis of rashes is very large. A physician typically needs to see your rash in person and get a history to make a diagnosis. Bactrim can cause a serious rash so call your treating MD immediately for instructions. I noticed you have a skin abscess and a mild fever, but it is unclear how long you have had the abscess or where the abscess is. See MD to ensure improvement.

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I have itchy areas along my sternocleidomastoid muscle on both sides of my neck it s symmetrical there is not redness or bumps yet but it s constantly?

I have itchy areas along my sternocleidomastoid muscle on both sides of my neck it s symmetrical there is not redness or bumps yet but it s constantly?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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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.

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There is redness on the front of my neck in the shape of a lg butterfly, no blisters, sunburn, itchiness or pain, I feel fine just shakey, what is it?

There is redness on the front of my neck in the shape of a lg butterfly, no blisters, sunburn, itchiness or pain, I feel fine just shakey, what is it?

It is time for a Dr.: In a person who is "shakey", and has something in the shape of a large butterfly at the front of her neck... maybe the neck thing is not so much a rash but rather an enlarged thyroid gland... possibly with inflammation and putting out too much thyroid hormone. It is time to see one's primary care doctor, who may refer to an endocrinologist if indeed the thyroid gland is sick.

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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..

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.

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I have eczema on my neck which now has discoloration... but now my jaw line is itchy. No redness no rash. . it happens on and off but is new.

I have eczema on my neck which now has discoloration... but now my jaw line is itchy. No redness no rash. . it happens on and off but is new.

Common: Sorry but discoloration related to your eczema and spread of the eczema is pretty common. Best to see your doctor for evaluation as there are many treatments that can help your eczema and some that maybe even help the discoloration. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R

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My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks. House is free of bugs. No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks. House is free of bugs. No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

Contact dermatitis?: Have you changed laundry detergents or fabric softeners recently? You are describing the itching in areas that are in close contact with your clothes so that would be my first thought. Weather changes, dry skin, harsh soaps can also cause dry itchy skin. If you notice any red bumps or areas of irritation, see your doctor to ensure not scabies or other bites...

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My father has a very itchy, red rash with some scabbing on bilateral hands, neck, and chest. He also has redness around both eyes. What could this be?

My father has a very itchy, red rash with some scabbing on bilateral hands, neck, and chest. He also has redness around both eyes. What could this be?

Dermatitis: That's great that you care enough to ask. There are so many possibilities. Need more clarification such as how long, palms vs back of hand, occupational / recreational exposures and other history that could narrow it down. Shooting from the hip I would explore eczema and/or contact dermatitis. He can definitely be helped.

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Itchy neck area scratch so much small red dots not raised appeared.....What can be the reason?

Possibly bruising: Scratching can sometimes break small blood vessels and result in tiny bruises called petechia. These fade. If you neck rash is persistent, please see a dermatologist. Scratching or rubbing an itchy rash makes it more itchy in the process.

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My neck and chest area get very red and itchy during evening only and it gets hot. And after my bbody is cold it disappears.

My neck and chest area get very red and itchy during evening only and it gets hot. And after my bbody is cold it disappears.

Ur seeing arteriolar: Response: Arterioles control blood flow to capillaris, body wide. More blood into capillaries of skin? es pink-to-red color of skin (skin actually yellow due to proteins). Intense enough capillary flow increase also tends to result in various "itchy" sensations, as in sun burn, niacin or post menopausal flushing responses. When we feel hot, brain? es blood flow to skin to release heat/cool off.

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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.

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My hair falls in one small area which is red and itchy, I also have one swollen node on neck. What can I do?

My hair falls in one small area which is red and itchy, I also have one swollen node on neck. What can I do?

Skin infected & Hair: You need to be on medication to treat the skin infection. Once treated the hair will most likely grow back. Please get in to see your family doctor.

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I have noticed small red dots suddenly appering on my arms and upper chest/neck area. They do not hurt nor are they itchy. I am very paled skin.

Angiomas: There are many different types of angiomas. An angioma is a benign tumor that consists of small blood vessels. These tumors can be located anywhere on the body. Some of the different types include: spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, and senile angiomas.

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Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hives: Raised itchy bumps could be hives, which are due to a whole host of causes. Anthistamine medication could reduce the bumps and itch if truly hives. However, a photo of your rash is very important. Either consult a physician on this site with a photo or in person, or see a doctor in person to diagnose if the rash does not improve.