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Small lump felt back of neck. Was there months before but grew suddenly. Redness around right now but firm and attached to skin. What is this?

Small lump felt back of neck. Was there months before but grew suddenly. Redness around right now but firm and attached to skin. What is this?

Probably a cyst: These can get infected and need treated with antibiotics. They can grow and get larger. They may need to be surgically removed. Your doctor can evaluate and treat. ...Read more

Birthmark (Definition)

A birthmark is an unusual mark or blemish anywhere on the skin ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Hard bump on back of neck just above the hair line. Hurts when touched and sort of red, but not really. Literally appeared out of nowhere.

Hard bump on back of neck just above the hair line. Hurts when touched and sort of red, but not really. Literally appeared out of nowhere.

???: Need more information and without being able to see it one cannot tell. If it hurts and is as you described I would go see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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7 y.o has lymph nodes to back of neck, enlarged since age 2. Doesn't hurt, not red, moves under skin. Child is thin but no wt. Loss. Need work up?

7 y.o has lymph nodes to back of neck, enlarged since age 2. Doesn't hurt, not red, moves under skin. Child is thin but no wt. Loss. Need work up?

Needs follow up.: Cervical lymph nodes (in the neck) are common in children. They can persist for very long periods of time. Most important is that your pediatrician knows about them and re-examines them periodically (remind him or her from time to time). They can be removed surgically or biopsied but this is not usually necessary. ...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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Skin problem. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.

Can't diagnose: Based on the information provided. Recommend an in-person evaluation so that this can visualized. A medical history is important and some times labs or even a biopsy may be needed for accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymphnotes and a rash on my face and back of neck. The rash is hot to the touch and very red.

I have swollen lymphnotes and a rash on my face and back of neck. The rash is hot to the touch and very red.

Rash with lymphadeno: It sound like some infection with lymphadenopathy, it could be viral or bacterial, you of need an exam in person and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Red bump thought it was a bug bite. Back of neck. Under my hair line. It feels like it's getting bigger. What could it be?

Red bump thought it was a bug bite. Back of neck. Under my hair line. It feels like it's getting bigger. What could it be?

Skin bumps: Skin bumps may include pimples, sebaceous cysts, and other scarier things including blowflies. Things to discuss with your doctor include how long it's been there, any fever, pain, oozing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have lump on back of neck had it for two years two days ago it became sore now it's hurting all the time. Even when I move my neck. Area is bright red?

Have lump on back of neck had it for two years two days ago it became sore now it's hurting all the time. Even when I move my neck. Area is bright red?

Check with your doc: Bright red may indicate infection. This may need an antibiotic or excision, although unlikely. Check with your doc to avoid complications. This may be infected folliculitis or something else. There is no need to wait. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter started to itch back of neck no lice but the red spots aare now as far down as shoulders. What could this be?

Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Can you feel the rash? Is it crusted? How old is your dtr? Since the rash is itching & now spreading, perhaps it would be wise to have your pediatrician or dermatologist examine this in person. Then specific treatment and preventive measures could be discussed with more accuracy. Just proper itch relief can be a blessing! ...Read more

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Want second opinion on shingles diagnosis. Large red bump on back of neck appeared 48-72 hours ago. Related bumps on cheek too?

Want second opinion on shingles diagnosis. Large red bump on back of neck appeared 48-72 hours ago. Related bumps on cheek too?

See MD: Shingles has very characteristic appearance. You'll have to see another doc for a second opinion since we can't see the problem here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Bit on back of neck about weak ago, painful, red ring around, draining some, very stiff neck, had headaches&tired. What should I do? Had do I tell what bit

Bit on back of neck about weak ago, painful, red ring around, draining some, very stiff neck, had headaches&tired. What should I do? Had do I tell what bit

Maybe infected now: Some bug bites get infected, becoming an abscess in the skin. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see what is going on. There may be more than one thing happening, such as a second problem causing the headaches plus a coincidental bug bite. If there is a skin abscess, it may need to be opened so the infection can drain out (antibiotics may be needed if there is infection). ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on back of neck but keeps pussing and firm under skin just red around the sore???

Infected: Best to see your doctor to get it treated before the infection spreads further. Has the hair been removed yet? ...Read more

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1 back of neck swollen lymph node that is red. When touched, itchness occur like mosquito bite. It was there 3 yrs ago but was not red, and itch?

1 back of neck swollen lymph node that is red. When touched, itchness occur like mosquito bite. It was there 3 yrs ago but was not red, and itch?

Itchy: Likely a bite. Sometimes they are red and sometimes not. Cool compress, benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if improves. Another thought would be infection, but this would likely be tender. ...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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My friend has had flu type b for little over week. No better. Now has itchy fiery red rash back of neck & behind ears. What could this be??

My friend has had flu type b for little over week. No better. Now has itchy fiery red rash back of neck & behind ears. What could this be??

Need appointment: Unable to DX a rash without an exam.
Your friend needs to be seen by DR, have exam and then an answer will be made. ...Read more

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Red, burning ear lobes and little red bumps on back of neck?

Red, burning ear lobes and little red bumps on back of neck?

Painful rash: If it's just on one side, i'd worry this was shingles and would encourage you to get someone to start treatment right away. If it's on both sides, it could be an allergic reaction to something that got on your skin. There are a lot of other conditions that can cause painful rashes but most need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Had laser hair removal on back of neck. Three weeks later, I have a ton of red bumps there now.

Had laser hair removal on back of neck. Three weeks later, I have a ton of red bumps there now.

Allergy reaction: Could be allergy.
apply hydrocortison cream twice a day.
take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
no improvement see a doctor. ...Read more

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Climbed a pine tree to get a frisbee out now red rash all over my arm, back of neck. It burns. What can I do for it?

Climbed a pine tree to get a frisbee out now red rash all over my arm, back of neck. It burns. What can I do for it?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I get itchy red bumps on arms and back of neck when exposed to sun. What can this be? Thnx

PLR: Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) is a skin rash that occurs with exposure to the sun. It is not the same as sunburn. PMLE is not harmful, but can be itchy. The rash normally heals completely within a week if you avoid further sun exposure. Meanwhile, a cream containing corticosteroid will help to settle the rash. ...Read more