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I have pimples-like-rash on my back and neck. What could it be?

I have pimples-like-rash on my back and neck. What could it be?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...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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Woke up with a pimple like rash on my upper back. It’s limited to this area. Doesn’t itch or hurt. Back of neck sore but slept on it weird, I think.

Woke up with a pimple like rash on my upper back. It’s limited to this area. Doesn’t itch or hurt. Back of neck sore but slept on it weird, I think.

Rash: Since the rash is limited to your back and if it is on both sides of the spine, it could be a type of heat rash. A viral rash like shingles stays on one side only. Have a physician examine you if the rash persists or spreads. ...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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Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

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 have an itchy scalp and rash on back of neck, what can I use for this?

I have an itchy scalp and rash on back of neck, what can I use for this?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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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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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Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Keratosis pilaris: Is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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Itchy pimple like rash on back. Slight burning/tingling sensation. No fever. What could this be?

Itchy pimple like rash on back. Slight burning/tingling sensation. No fever. What could this be?

Rash: Hard to say without a picture. Possible allergic reaction to something, an infection, shingles... If it isn't better in a day or two or it starts to spread, become red, hot and more painful see your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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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I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

Scalp Hygiene: You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo
which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections.
It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short.

As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have
an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism
and started on antibiotics ...Read more

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Chronic chest, back acne, phlegm, often inner ears itch, pimples start to arise in abdomen, throat check shows lumpy round epithelial, What's the issue?

Chronic chest, back acne, phlegm, often inner ears itch, pimples start to arise in abdomen, throat check shows lumpy round epithelial, What's the issue?

Different issues: Acne rosacea, and acne vulgaris are usually caused by propionic bacteria. However there may be folliculitis resulting from inspection of the hair follicles by normal flora/bacteria on the skin, which can be secondary infection resulting from staphylococcus species. On the other hand, throat infection is usually cause by streptococcus or Staphylococcus species, which are different mechanisms. ...Read more

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I have a pimple rash on my arms neck and some on my back?

I have a pimple rash on my arms neck and some on my back?

Rash needs exam: Rashes are difficult to evaluate without being seen. Could be acne, folliculitis, mollusca contagiosum, many, many things. If it bothers you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Keratosis pilaris: Your description sounds like a dermatologic condition known as keratosis pilaris. This condition produces rough and pimple-like bumps on the upper outer arms and back. Sometimes the inner thighs and face can also be affected. ...Read more

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Red pimple like blistery rash. Stings and itches horribly. Always occurs on hairline, scalp, base of neck, back/tail bone and is symmetrical on body?

Red pimple like blistery rash. Stings and itches horribly. Always occurs on hairline, scalp, base of neck, back/tail bone and is symmetrical on body?

Rashes: Rashes are almost impossible to diagnos without seeing them. I would advise seeing your primary provider or urgent care especially with it being pimply and blistering. Concern for skin infection. Please be seen ...Read more

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I have a rash that has small pimples along with it. I can pop the small pimples. It is on my back, chest, neck, face, and arms. What is it.

Need more info.: How old are you? How log has the rash been present? A picture of the rash would help. It could be acne, it couls also be hyperkeratosis follicullaris, a presumed hereditary condition. ...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


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