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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Small bald spot front of hair last two months, i think from pony tails so i've stopped. Still thinning though and now rash on back of neck hairline.

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Small bald spot front of hair last two months, i think from pony tails so i've stopped. Still thinning though and now rash on back of neck hairline.

Rash back of neck?: Get someone to check you for nits; lice like to bite in that area. If not that, could be seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Berson
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

Dr. Douglas Berson
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Lump on back of neck below hairline on the right side. Causes?

Dr. Michael Miller
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Lump on back of neck below hairline on the right side. Causes?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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discovered a lymph node year ago, left side back of neck under hairline. I've been squeezing it ever since. It has gotten bigger. Should I be worried?

Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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discovered a lymph node year ago, left side back of neck under hairline. I've been squeezing it ever since. It has gotten bigger. Should I be worried?

Can you leave it: alone?Certianly,stop squeezing it and monitor it's size.If enlarges,show your doc soon.If stays the same,point it out when you see your doc.Not to worry,unless you have more enlarged nodes,weight loss,night sweats,fever,rash,... ...Read more

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Dr. Ashesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side). Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size. Should I worry?

Dr. Ashesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side).  Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size.  Should I worry?

Yes, possibly!: You should see a primary care physician soon for a thorough evaluation. Your "lump" can be something common that doesn't necessarily need treatment (lipoma, sebaceous cyst) or something treatable (boil, abscess) or something potentially serious (enlarged lymph node) or something definitely serious (cancerous tumor). Since you are in Wash, DC, you can make appt to see me. ...Read more

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Dr. Phil Chen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Pain in back of neck above hairline. Shows up during the mid day and lasts all night. Feels like head is heavy. Is it too much computer time? Help!

Dr. Phil Chen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Pain in back of neck above hairline. Shows up during the mid day and lasts all night. Feels like head is heavy. Is it too much computer time? Help!

Could be: It could be neck strain. Sometime the monitor is too high while playing video games. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Boger
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
20 years in practice
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16 year old female extremly bad headache knot on bottom of the hairline back of neck moves around when I rub it ?

Dr. Gregory Boger
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
20 years in practice
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16 year old female extremly bad headache knot on bottom of the hairline back of neck moves around when I rub it ?

Too vague: It may be muscular (spasm or cramp) or could be a lymph node or a growth. See a doctor. Try applying heat to the area and using excedrin advil or aleve. But you should have it checked out if it doesn't clear up in a day or two. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammad Khan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Dr. Mohammad Khan
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Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Lymph nodes: enlargement of local lymph nodes may be due to local infection and may get better with the use of antibiotics. please see a physician, you may have a simple easily treatable problem like local infection ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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Marble size lump in back of neck on right side at hairline, more towards centre of neck, noticed a few months ago, hasn't grown and no pain or tender?

Dr. Clarence Grim
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Marble size lump in back of neck on right side at hairline, more towards centre of neck, noticed a few months ago, hasn't grown and no pain or tender?

Lump back of neck: Most likely a hair follicle cyst bur would need to see and feel it. Get a Dr to look at it. Or ask your Barber. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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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