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Sometimes when I eat shrimp I get a rash around my neck and chest. I do not get a rash everytime i eat shrimp. And I am not allergic to Bay seasoning.

Sometimes when I eat shrimp I get a rash around my neck and chest. I do not get a rash everytime i eat shrimp. And I am not allergic to Bay seasoning.

Avoidance: Avoidance remains the best approach since shrimp is not an essential nutrient in one's diet. On occasions, one may be allergic to just one species of shrimp and that may account for your occasional symptoms. How well the shrimp is cooked may also affect its allergenicity. See an allergist if you have further questions and are unwilling to give up all shrimps. ...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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Large painful bite looking bump on side of neck, allergic reaction to bandaid covering it, now rash around neck, chest, legs, and arms. Very itchy!

Large painful bite looking bump on side of neck, allergic reaction to bandaid covering it, now rash around neck, chest, legs, and arms. Very itchy!

Mgt suggestions: From your description, the area on the side of the neck may be an insect bite, and the total body rash part of an allergic reaction.Exam the neck area for any bite marks, stingers. I would suggest not attempting to remove the stinger. Applying Hydrocortisone and Calamine in combination with an antihistamine may provide relief.
I agree that if you have any breathing problems, proceed to the ED. ...Read more

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Frequently have rashes and black heads on my back neck and chest?

Frequently have rashes and black heads on my back neck and chest?

Could be acne..: Acne can take different forms, especially on the back and chest. There are some great creams that can help, and even some oral antibiotics may be appropriate. To help in the meantime, try to avoid synthetic fiber shirts, always shower immediately after working out and sweating and avoid scented or perfumed soaps. But talk with your doc if it's not improving. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have red rashes with around neck without itching and pain , it is spreading to chest .

I have red rashes with around neck without itching and pain , it is spreading to chest .

? allergic/heat rash: it could be a contact dermatitis--do you wear a chain or jewellery.could be a heat rash
apply calamine lotion,avoid contact with metal,take benadryl (diphenhydramine) ...Read more

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I am having rashes on my neck and chest .right now rashes started on my face n it irritating . i just wanna cure it as soon as possible .?

I am having rashes on my neck and chest .right now rashes started on my face n it irritating . i just wanna cure it as soon as possible .?

Too Rashy: There are many causes of rashes. A thorough history and physical exam with a board certified dermatologist is the quickest route to a cure. Most respond to topical treatments and avoiding the cause when it is allergic. Sometimes a biopsy is required for a diagnosis. The sooner you see a qualified professional, the sooner you can be healed. ...Read more

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?

Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?

Common, not normal: Babies will have many episodes of illness and rashes, so these are quite common but not normal by 6 wks. If it is tiny/prickly little bumps (like-goose-bumps) and baby is acting normally, it is likely heat-rash. So, keep/dress baby comfortably and avoid excessive heat exposure. Check with doc for an eval to make sure..Congrats on new baby and good luck. ...Read more

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Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Allergy/Insect bites: You have an itchy rash on different parts of your body.It may be due to an allergy to something or it may be an allergic reaction to some kind of insect bite like mosquito bite.There are other possibilities .Have it checked if it persist.Meanwhilevyou can take some anti itching meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter till you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have spots of ringworm mimicking rashes on my neck, stomach and chest. Some are a hollow circle others are just dots. They don't itch or anything. ?

I have spots of ringworm mimicking rashes on my neck, stomach and chest. Some are a hollow circle others are just dots. They don't itch or anything. ?

Ringworm: Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin and is not due to a worm. The medical term for ringworm is tinea. Ringworm is contagious. It is treated with over the counter creams, usually resolving in 2 to 4 weeks. In extreme cases, oral anti-fungal agents are used.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

Doxy can cause a: sun sensitivity that can lead to blisters or rashes on sun exposed skin. I would not pop blisters as they are sterile and there is less risk of infection. Try using aquaphor or vaniply and see a derm to confirm or refute diagnosis ...Read more

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Wouldn't 2 small palpable lymphnode on neck, , and random rashes be a reason to biopsy them? Hi ana, esr, igg, low v d, malabsorption, dr wont biopsy. Cbc normal. Ct chest/abd/pelvs normal, CT sinus norm

Wouldn't 2 small palpable lymphnode on neck, , and random rashes be a reason to biopsy them? Hi ana, esr, igg, low v d, malabsorption, dr wont biopsy. Cbc normal. Ct chest/abd/pelvs normal, CT sinus norm

No need for biopsy: Good morning, small palpable lymph glands in the neck area are very common and biopsy is not needed unless they are abnormal in size and show different feel to touch. Keep the follow up with your doctor for additional as seen indicated. ...Read more

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What can cause a lace like rash to neck and chest?

What can cause a lace like rash to neck and chest?

Several things: Medication reaction, viral infection, sun exposure, contact allergy, autoimmune disease (ex. Lupus)...Just to name a few. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my chest neck and face what could it be?

I have a rash on my chest neck and face what could it be?

Derm app: There are so many rashes that exist, it would take more information to answer your question. You can download a dermatology app to your smartphone for free, take a picture of your rash, and send it to a dermatologist. You might be able to get a free and accurate answer. ...Read more

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Hello Dr my 9yr old son has a rash on the back of his neck and chest. What could this be?

Hello Dr my 9yr old son has a rash on the back of his neck and chest. What could this be?

Rash: There are many causes for rashes. In children, most are not harmful. A doctor would need to see the rash to identify its cause and treatment. However, in general, rashes that itch would respond to an antihistamine (benedryl) . A rash that is not changing can be watched to see if it would resolve on its own. And the opposite, rash that is getting worse should be seen within days by the doc. ...Read more

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L have recently developed a rash below my neck spreading into my chest area & shoulder. Its almost been two weeks with this rash. Any suggestions?

See doctor: You will need to give a more detailed description (itchy, raised, scaly, size, coloration etc) . However if you have recently taken amoxicillin, it may be the cause of your rash which should subside about a week after you have stopped taking it. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get a rash on my neck and chest when nervous, is there somehing i can take to avoid this when i know it will happen, such as interview/presentation?

I get a rash on my neck and chest when nervous, is there somehing i can take to avoid this when i know it will happen, such as interview/presentation?

Stress Relief: Try doing activities that will lower your stress levels, this rash is typically caused by anxiety. Try doing yoga or tai chi or some sort of activity that will keep you relaxed. It may also help to take a mild muscle relaxant to help keep you calm. Always take deep breaths and try not to panic or think to hard about your rash during the interview. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a rash on face, neck and chest. What could this be?

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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What could cause the rash on chest upper back and neck?

What could cause the rash on chest upper back and neck?

Depends on the cause: Since many things can lead to a rash over those areas, the different etiologies require different treatment. Try seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Neck itching and chest ..I use fragrance everything I'm 250 lbs helpppp please? no rash at all

Neck itching and chest ..I use fragrance everything I'm 250 lbs helpppp please? no rash at all

Fragrance mixes: .. commonly cause sensitization and so you are right to question this. Do you notice improvement if you avoid use? As a first step, make sure the problem doesn't stem from skin dryness (moisturize aggressively with fragrance free emollients such as Vanicream, Eucerin or CeraVe). If problem persists, consider seeing an Allergist for more thorough investigation possibly with sensitivity testing. ...Read more

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I went hottubbing a few days ago and now I have this hideous red bumpy rash on my neck back and chest and it keeps getting worse, what could it be?

I went hottubbing a few days ago and now I have this hideous red bumpy rash on my neck back and chest and it keeps getting worse, what could it be?

Folliculitis: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles caused by the bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Most cases of hot tub folliculitis resolve on their own and don't require specific treatment.
Oral antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin are only needed in widespread or resistant cases. ...Read more

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The past 2 weeks my neck and chest have been itching. Wasn't bad at first but now i've scratched them so much they are covered in a red bumpy rash?

The past 2 weeks my neck and chest have been itching. Wasn't bad  at first but now i've scratched them so much they are covered in a red bumpy rash?

Itch scratch rash: Scratching a rash makes it worse. Vicious itch-scratch-rash cycle, the more you scratch the worse the rash and the worse the rash theore you itch and then the more you scratch. Stop the cycle with topical steroids and antihistamines. You will need a prescription strength steroid cream from your doctor--otc Hydrocortisone not strong enough. ...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