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My 2month old has a red bumpy rash on back if neck and scalp. How do I treat this?

My 2month old has a red bumpy rash on back if neck and scalp. How do I treat this?

Can't say without: Knowing what it is. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...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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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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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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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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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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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 am experiencing rash on back. The following also describes me: Rash on arms and neck What should I do?

I am experiencing rash on back. The following also describes me: Rash on arms and neck What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are quite hard to describe and diagnose in words. A primary doctor, or a dermatologist, can look at it in order to tell what it is. If dry skin or eczema rash, hydrocortisone cream helps. Some rashes are an allergy to something. Hydrocortisone also helps allergic rashes. Ringworm (fungus) would need an antifungal. If it doesn't go away, a dermatologist can tell if it is something serious. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back. The following also describe me: Skin rash and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

I am experiencing rash on back. The following also describe me: Skin rash and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

Details: It is hard enough to diagnose a skin condition even with an exam, it is impossible to provide a guess when there is so little information. We need to know the duration, the appearance, the character (itching, burning etc) of the rash. We also need to know what kind of medications or supplements you are on. Can you provide us with these info.? ...Read more

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Rash on back of husband's neck. Pic & description in files. New job site, new shirts, stopped using shirts, helped somewhat but is still spreading?

Rash on back of husband's neck. Pic & description in files. New job site, new shirts, stopped using shirts, helped somewhat but is still spreading?

Healthtap: HealthTap doctors cannot see pictures in your file through the Q&A in this manner. For specific concerns about the rash or any other health issue, please request a healthtap prime or concierge consult with a physician in your state. ...Read more

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I have been having a burning sensation that started on my face and abdomen then three days later a rash on back & neck with burning now both alternate?

I have been having a burning sensation that started on my face and abdomen then three days later a rash on back & neck with burning now both alternate?

See a doctor: A rash could indicate a virus, or allergic reaction or reaction to a toxin, could be early sign of sepsis.
My advice go and see your doctor, it could ne nothing, but it is worth the peace of mind.
These things could start very innocent, so do not ignore it.good luck and go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest, rash on back, neck strain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper).

I am experiencing rash on chest, rash on back, neck strain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper).

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Can I send pic of rash on back Shingles?Also, recouping knee replacement.cause get it again? '88had shingles same area.sores in hair make neck. To do

Can I send pic of rash on back Shingles?Also, recouping knee replacement.cause get it again? '88had shingles same area.sores in hair make neck. To do

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC free questions are not able to see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back and buttock rash. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Skin rash. What Could cause this? They look like big bites but they are on the top of my butt my side and right under one of my breast

I am experiencing rash on back and buttock rash. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Skin rash. What Could cause this? They look like big bites but they are on the top of my butt my side and right under one of my breast

Folliculitis?: A common cause of raised bumpy red irritated rash is folliculitis — may be made worse by prolonged exposure to moist clothes. You may want to see a doctor (or do a virtual consult with good pictures of the rash) to get a diagnosis for what is causing your rash. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden intense itching of palms of hands, feet, redness around mouth, and rash on back and stomach within 30 minutes?

What could cause sudden intense itching of palms of hands, feet, redness around mouth, and rash on back and stomach within 30 minutes?

Itchying and rash: This sounds like an allergy to something — perhaps you ate something that you have an allergy to. Have you taken a Bendaryl or called or seen a doctor? ...Read more

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How do I know if I have red rash on back and don't know what it is?

How do I know if I have red rash on back and don't know what it is?

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 have had a rash on back ofthigh for a month now. It is small red areas that feel dry and can itch and it has not gone down. A newer 1 has blistered?

I have had a rash on back ofthigh for a month now. It is small red areas that feel dry and can itch and it has not gone down. A newer 1 has blistered?

Skin lesion: Hard to say without a picture. Could be eczema vs seborrheic dermatitis vs irritant dermatitis based on the itching factor. Also, could be a neoplasm of some sort. Send a pic or see your physician for a diagnosis. That way someone can determine how to treat this. ...Read more

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Red rash on back of hands?

Red rash on back of hands?

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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Rash on back. Red flat circles/spots/patches. Doesn't itch or burn. Wondering what's wrong and how to treat it?

Dermatologist: A physician or dermatologist would have to inspect your back in order to make a diagnosis. A common cause of this type of rash is a chronic fungus infection called tinea versicola which, if present, requires specific treatment with an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Options: You might be reacting to the sheets you are sleeping on. You also might have blocked sweat glands which become inflamed. Changing detergents might help ...Read more

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Hi, I woke up with an itchy red rash on back of knee. Looks inflamed w/ brown dots & little scabs on the follicles. Used cortisone 3 days, not better?

See Specialist!: It could be a general contact dermatitis. If after 3 days of using an anti-inflammatory cream with no relief, I recommend getting it looked at in person. If you have any symptoms such as increased redness, swelling, fever or nausea, make sure you seek medical treatment immediately! Get better soon! ...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