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Doctor insights on: Pimple Like Bums On Back Of Neck Symptoms

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I have a darkened area on the back of neck. Its something like a pimple.

I have a darkened area on the back of neck. Its something like a pimple.

Go to the Doctor: Skin lesions have to be seen to evaluate them. Descriptions do not suffice in the cyber world. Please have this checked out by your physician the next time you see them. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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What causes pimples and bumps on head and back of neck?

What causes pimples and bumps on head and back of neck?

Inflamed follicles: Often a result of plugged skin oil glands or hair follicles which can lead to pimples and small skin cysts. Recommend seeing dermatologist to recommend antibacterial soap and surface care to reduce the oil secretions and keep the area low in bacteria. Do not squeeze, pick or try to remove them by yourself. This may lead to scarring and worsening infections. ...Read more

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My hubby has a blister like bump on back of neck. Thought it was a pimple but no head has formed. When broke open only clear liquid comes out. ???

My hubby has a blister like bump on back of neck. Thought it was a pimple but no head has formed. When broke open only clear liquid comes out. ???

Exam: Rashes, sin lesions, bumps are relatively impossible to diagnose over the computer. May be a cyst as described, but for definitive diagnosis, see the doc, good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Eczema vs infection: This rash could be a dry skin patch like eczema that is now becoming a superficial skin infection. It is important that this be evaluated by a physician to determine the correct treatment. Eczema can be treated with topical steroids and moisturizers while an infection requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are small red itchy bumps on back of neck symptoms of?

What are small red itchy bumps on back of neck symptoms of?

Several causes: Little itchy bumps on the nape, several forms of dermatitis (skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation ofthe hair follicles) , ? Psoriasis ( a scaly skin condition), or seborrhea (part of it is dandruff) u may want 2 c ur 1ry md or a referral to a dermatologist 2 sort it out see less. ...Read more

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Best cleaning solution for diff type skin: sensitive clear face, insensitive back of neck with acne?

Best cleaning solution for diff type skin: sensitive clear face, insensitive back of neck with acne?

Two solutions: You will probably need two different solutions since the skin conditions are so different. On the face, you could use an extra gentle facial cleanser, e.g., Cetaphil Extra Sensitive formula and on the back of the neck, you can use an over-the-counter mild benzoyl peroxide wash. ...Read more

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Should i worry about a hard fixed lymph node (less than 1cm) on back of neck? I also have bad acne on neck incase tat may be related.

Should i worry about a hard fixed lymph node (less than 1cm) on back of neck? I also have bad acne on neck incase tat may be related.

Observe for now: Hello, This lymph node is likely reactive in nature given your history of acne. Any infection in the skin of the scalp or sinuses /ears can drain to lymph nodes of the neck. We do not usually allow hard, firm or fixed nodes to go untreated or evaluated for too long though. If you have any general symptoms of fever, chills, weight loss or feeling run down I would consult with your primary physician ...Read more