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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 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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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?

Eczema vs dermatitis: This sounds like inflammation of the skin localized to one spot. Dermatitis is a fancy term for inflammation of the skin. Try treating with either a topical steroid such as Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or an anti-itch lotion such as sarna or sarna for sensitive skin. If this does not resolve it, see your doctor. ...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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What could dry, scaly, itchy red skin be, around the neck?

What could dry, scaly, itchy red skin be, around the neck?

Uncertain: This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Hello. I've recently came out with two little red itchy patches on my neck and two on my forearm. They also feel very rough. please could you help.

Hello. I've recently came out with two little red itchy patches on my neck and two on my forearm. They also feel very rough. please could you help.

You have eczema: The best way to improve eczema is by stopping inflammation causing grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation

Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective.

Probonix probiotic and vitD3 10k IU/day help reduce the inflammation as well. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months ...Read more

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Wokeup with red patches all over my neck and neck line and a spot on nose.. Its warm and a bit itchy?

Wokeup with red patches all over my neck and neck line and a spot on nose.. Its warm and a bit itchy?

Allergic reaction ?: Best to see your otolaryngologist for exact diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I've had dandruff for about 3-4 years, but now I have a big red patch on my scalp, and small ones on my neck, and it's really itchy. What is this?

I've had dandruff for about 3-4 years, but now I have a big red patch on my scalp, and small ones on my neck, and it's really itchy. What is this?

Need to be examined: Can't really tell by your description, more history and physical examination required, kindly see a dermatologist, you can start with your doctor who may refer you, good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, flaking or scaling) . Only on neck, little red patches, seem to transfer with contact (scratching).

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, flaking or scaling) . Only on neck, little red patches, seem to transfer with contact (scratching).

Many causes...: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams or lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is this red round itchy scaly patch on the neck and nape. Tried clotrimazole. It subsides but then goes back. What causes it? How to cure it?

Steroid cream?: The only way of diagnosing a skin lesion is to have a doctor look at it. But an itchy scaly patch sounds like it could be eczema or psoriasis. Using a steroid cream would help if it was. ...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

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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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I have had a dry red itchy rash on my neck for 2 months.  sometimes it gets irritated and gets what looks like hives on it...White bumps.  ?

I have had a dry red itchy rash on my neck for 2 months.  sometimes it gets irritated and gets what looks like hives on it...White bumps.  ?

Contact dermatitis: This sounds like a contact dermatitis - either allergic or irritant. Very possibly related to necklace or other article of clothing that may come in comtact with that area. ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've been getting really bad red, dry, itchy and sore spots on my arms and in my neck, I work at a salon and it keeps flaring up, please help!!

I've been getting really bad red, dry, itchy  and sore spots on my arms and in my neck, I work at a salon and it keeps flaring up, please help!!

See Derm: In your line of work you come in contact with a lot of people and chemicals. You may have a flea/ tick/ louse infestation that you picked up from a customer or a reaction to the products you are using.

Might also be from something entirely different, llke scabies or a seasonal variation of eczema. Go to your Dermatologist, a quick skin analysis should yield an answer . ...Read more

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Should i stop taking multi vitamins if i get itchy red patches on my arms and neck after taking them? Recently started after months of taking them

Should i stop taking multi vitamins if i get itchy red patches on my arms and neck after taking them? Recently started after months of taking them

Try different brand: Niacin may cause temporary flushing, but most multivits contain niacineamide, which does not. Presuming yours don't have Niacin this sounds like an allergic reaction. You can't be allergic to pure vitamins but can be sensitive to the many fillers, binders, artificial colors ; preservatives that inferior brands contain, or soy/other food allergens they may contain. Try a brand without additives. ...Read more

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Skin across the shoulders, neck, forearms, a patch on my side above waist, ankle, very quickly intensely itchy, swollen, red, lymph leakage, 1st time.

Skin across the shoulders, neck, forearms, a patch on my side above waist, ankle, very quickly intensely itchy, swollen, red, lymph leakage, 1st time.

Be seen: It sounds like you are having a reaction to something. It can be a contact dermatitis, or it can be a sustemic reaction to something . A detailed exam, history, and usually some medications including probably a steroid are usually indicated. ...Read more

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I have a rash of dry bumps that started on my chin, worked its way up on my cheeks, forehead, neck and ears its not red, its itchy ans sensitive?

Reaction 2 somthing: More than likely a reaction to something (new skin care product, soap, detergent, fragrance, etc...) could be something else though, so should be checked and treated to give you relief. ...Read more

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Itchy arms, neck and sometimes eyelid for over a month. Dry quarter size spots on neck mostly and some on arms but are not red just dry and itchy.. Th?

Itchy arms, neck and sometimes eyelid for over a month. Dry quarter size spots on neck mostly and some on arms but are not red just dry and itchy.. Th?

See doc: There are many potential causes but I would consider a fungal infection (tinea) or a drug reaction being high on the list. Since you have not given us enough details, it is really impossible to venture a reasonable guess. ...Read more

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I have a birth mark on the back of my neck that over the past few years has became inflammed itchy red dry and flaky II have used t gel moistures olux foam and several others and nothing works. A doctor told me it was psoriasis but it does not spread

I have a birth mark on the back of my neck   that  over the past few years has became inflammed  itchy red dry and flaky II have used t gel moistures  olux foam and several others and nothing works. A doctor told me it was psoriasis but it does not spread

A biopsy may clarify: Psoriasis may not necessarily spread over long periods of time, so a lack of spread doesn't rule psoriasis out. A biopsy can help sort out psoriasis look-alikes from the real thing, and a combination of coal tar and light therapy with a dermatologist might clear it up for you. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. I have scaly eyelid and browridge, alongside red and itchy patches on my neck and ears. What can this be and how can u get rid of it?

Hi doctors. I have scaly eyelid and browridge, alongside red and itchy patches on my neck and ears. What can this be and how can u get rid of it?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. Check your soap and shampoo and switch. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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I have dry itchy red rashes on my thigh belly arms neck they are small red and is all dry and peely what can this be...Im also pregnant ..

I have dry itchy red rashes on my thigh belly arms neck they are small red and is all dry and peely what can this be...Im also pregnant ..

Eczematous: Sounds like a form of eczema. Use a Hydrocortisone cream 1% over-the-counter -- apply 2x/day. If no better in 2 weeks , see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

?ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema.Did you use a new soap,facial cream or lotion.If you did stop using it.Take oral benadryll.You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more