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My friend has a dry round patch on his neck size of a half dollar, his skin is a litter lighter in the dry patch he said its not itchy or not red.?

My friend has a dry round patch on his neck size of a half dollar, his skin is a litter lighter in the dry patch he said its not itchy or not  red.?

Fungus: This sounds like a fungal infection. This could be "ringworm" (tinea corporis) or tinea versicolor. If it is tinea corporis, then it is contagious. If it is tinea versicolor, then it is more of a nuisance, but can be challenging to control. I would see your pcp or a dermatologist to get an actual diagnosis. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see if I have swollen, incredibly itchy eyes and red patches on my skin as well as dry, patchy and itchy neck?

Primary care: It would be prudent to start with a primary care provider. She/he may be able to address the issue, If not, the doctor will make a determination of the nature of the lesion and provide an appropriate referral. 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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

Need to know more: Although the description is compatible with atopic eczema( since you probably have allergic rhinitis as well as evidenced by the sneezing), it is not possible to tell without a direct examination. Consult an allergist or dermatologist. In meanwhile be sure to bathe daily and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after having sponge dried your skin . ...Read more

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Found a patch above my neck,a bit itchy where no hair on patch.Is round and red.

Found a patch above my neck,a bit itchy where no hair on patch.Is round and red.

Telogen effluvium.: With telogen effluvium, the spots you develop can be without hair for several months. When the hairs start to grow again, they will of course be very short, but they will regrow to normal length eventually. This growth can take many months however, so patience is needed. Hair grows very slowly, unfortunately. ...Read more

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What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

PSORIASIS,: Eczema or a fungal/bacterial dermatitis. It is important to have a doctor look at it, as the appearance and history of how it developed matters quite a bit in order to make a diagnosis and treat it for you. ...Read more

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What are these red itchy patches on my hips, knee, neck and back?

What are these red itchy patches on my hips, knee, neck and back?

Many answers: Commonly psoriasis or eczema occur in those areas. They usually flare up during anxiety, depression, and stress. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red rash-like patch on my neck and I am unsure as to what it is. It is not raised and not itchy?

I have a red rash-like patch on my neck and I am unsure as to what it is. It is not raised and not itchy?

Red patch: Even though the patch isn't itchy it still could be an allergic response or slight irritation/inflammation from something that comes in contact with your neck(ex. Clothing, chains, cologne). You could try applying a cortisone type cream or ointment to see if resolves. A physician or dermatologist would have to examine the patch in order to advise you. ...Read more

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I get very dry, flakey itchy skin on my neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated and won't go away even when I use lotion. What is this?

I get very dry, flakey itchy skin on my neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated and won't go away even when I use lotion. What is this?

Eczema: 20 year old female gets dry, flakey itchy skin on neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated; won't go away even when lotion applied; asks what it is. Eczema is the common name for skin conditions like this dry and flakey, sometimes itchy, and red with inflammation. Cause not very clear but associates with Allergies, Asthma, Hay fever, Family History or Stress. Many OTCs available/ see MD ...Read more