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I get these red lines along my neck, which resemble scratching marks. They itch like crazy and I know that I haven't got scratched there at all. Help?

I get these red lines along my neck, which resemble scratching marks. They itch like crazy and I know that I haven't got scratched there at all. Help?

Dermatographism: This hypersensitivity to things touching your skin is mediated in part by histamine and may also occur in other parts of your body. It can be treated with antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy). Sometimes atarax (hydroxyzine) is more effective. If you have true dermatographism, an allergist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have a red lines in my neck that itchy specially with sweating I use prescribe hidrocortizone cream for fungel it makes my neck red burned and itchy?

I have a red lines in my neck that itchy specially with sweating I use prescribe hidrocortizone cream for fungel it makes my neck red burned and itchy?

See derm: It still sounds fungal in nature, so be sure it is not plain hydrocortisone cream as that is only a steroid cream (not an anti-fungal) and may cause burning. If you are indeed taking an anti-fungal cream, then it is time to see dermatology for an official evaluation and diagnosis, for the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep getting red lines and bumps on my neck. What could cause this? Hydrocortisone cream helps but it comes back.

I keep getting red lines and bumps on my neck. What could cause this? Hydrocortisone cream helps but it comes back.

Probably: This is probably a contact dermatitis. You are probably allergic to something. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably will need patch testing. ...Read more

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I have been getting redness on my chest and neck for about 4 years now when certain emotions trigger it. How can I stop it? It's embarrassing

I have been getting redness on my chest and neck for about 4 years now when certain emotions trigger it. How can I stop it? It's embarrassing

Difficult: Flushing from embarrassment is commonplace. Severe flushing compounds embarrassment in many individuals. Behavioral modification therapy may help you to remain more composed in these situations and lessen the emotional response whe triggering events arise. Psychologists are trained to evaluate and treat these conditions. Ask your physician for a referral. ...Read more

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I've had 2 bumps on the back of my neck. No pain, no redness, and they are about the size of a pea. What can the be?

I've had 2 bumps on the back of my neck. No pain, no redness, and they are about the size of a pea. What can the be?

Swollen glands: These could be reaction to recent infection or even irritation in the scalp which caused these nodes to develop. If you are concerned confirm with your md. ...Read more

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Recently I have been noticing that my neck has areas of redness, they look like hickeys. How could of they got there and how can I rid of them?

Recently I have been noticing that my neck has areas of redness, they look like hickeys. How could of they got there and how can I rid of them?

Ecchymosis: Well, I am not very familiar with your personal life style. However, to dissolved the ecchymosis is best if you apply heat at this point. In the shower for couple of mints and or heat up warmers on the microwave. Apply heated bag for at least 5 mints 2-3x per day. Eventually they will dissolve. Remember within the first 24 hrs apply cold same duration of time and after 24 hrs follow the above. ...Read more

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Dr. Please help me on how to take off the redness/&looking hickey a penny left me after rubbing it in my neck to take it off it's been 2 moths with it?

Dr. Please help me on how to take off the redness/&looking hickey a penny left me after rubbing it in my neck to take it off it's been 2 moths with it?

See your doc: If it has been there that long you need to see your doc. If s/he cannot help you they can send you to a dermatologist. If you have been scratching the area daily or otherwise treating it with irritating material that could explain it's persistence, but it should have improved if you left it alone that long. ...Read more

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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

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I have redness on both side of my neck for many years, looks like many very small popped veins. No pain no itch. Ideas? 54 male 6.2 - 210 never s

I have redness on both side of my neck for many years, looks like many very small popped veins. No pain no itch. Ideas? 54 male 6.2 - 210 never s

Poikiloderma: This is most likely a condition called poikiloderma. This is caused by sun damage that results in redness/broken capillaries and brownish discoloration on the sides of the neck and chest. Use of daily SPF may help to prevent worsening. IPL treatments (also called photofacials) can also help to even out the pigmentation. ...Read more

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I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

Hives: You may have cholinergic urticaria (hives) which are triggered by sweating and increased temperature. It is treated with antihistamines. See an allergist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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My wife has these random sensitive areas to the touch on her body. Best described sunburn w/o burn & redness. Also lrg knot on rt side of neck?

My wife has these random sensitive areas to the touch on her body. Best described sunburn w/o burn & redness. Also lrg knot on rt side of neck?

Fibromyalgia: People with fibromyalgia have areas of tenderness almost anywhere they are touched over a period of time. This is myofascial pain. As a part of widespread myofascial pain syndrome we find these tender points in a variety of locations. I can not explain the knot on the neck, it is separate - is this a lymph node? You can check this with her physician to be certainit is not aproblem. ...Read more

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There is redness on the front of my neck in the shape of a lg butterfly, no blisters, sunburn, itchiness or pain, I feel fine just shakey, what is it?

There is redness on the front of my neck in the shape of a lg butterfly, no blisters, sunburn, itchiness or pain, I feel fine just shakey, what is it?

It is time for a Dr.: In a person who is "shakey", and has something in the shape of a large butterfly at the front of her neck... maybe the neck thing is not so much a rash but rather an enlarged thyroid gland... possibly with inflammation and putting out too much thyroid hormone. It is time to see one's primary care doctor, who may refer to an endocrinologist if indeed the thyroid gland is sick. ...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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What could cause an occasional hot sensation with redness & warm to touch on back of head and neck that lasts minutes hours or days?

What could cause an occasional hot sensation with redness & warm to touch on back of head and neck that lasts minutes hours or days?

Most hot and cold: Sensations involve misfiring or some sort of dysfunction of the sensory nerves of the skin. The sensations of redness and warmth to the touch suggest dilation of blood vessels...it almost sounds like a type of "hot flash." How old are you? Sometimes menopausal hot flashes are perceived in a localized part of the body vs generalized over the entire body. Review with your doctor to decide on tests ...Read more

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My baby has redness and white discharge in neck folds, and armpits with just redness in diaper area. What is this and how can I treat it?

My baby has redness and white discharge in neck folds, and armpits with just redness in diaper area. What is this and how can I treat it?

Intertrigo: This condition is caused by moisture build up along the crease between the skin folds. Keeping the area clean and dry is essential.
In case the skin condition gets worse, have your baby checked for superinfection with yeast infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun). on chest, neck, and face. Randomly. It just turns blotchy?

I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun). on chest, neck, and face. Randomly. It just turns blotchy?

There are many: Potential causes for the skin signs you are experiencing. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to suggest a diagnosis without being able to see the skin. Make an appointment with a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for accurate evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I have itchy areas along my sternocleidomastoid muscle on both sides of my neck it s symmetrical there is not redness or bumps yet but it s constantly?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Redness and pimples on right side of neck started two days ago...

Redness and pimples on right side of neck started two days ago...

Breakout: Keep the area clean, don't touch or "pop" the zits. Think about what may have brought these on? Using the phone on the right, shaving, in grown hair, shirt collar? Zits typically run their course in 4-5 days if they persist longer, spread or start oozing this could be a different type of skin infection and you will need to go see your doctor for some antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

It's not an allergy: Redness and facial flushing are known side effects of the steroid medications. It is not an allergy. In fact, steroids are often used to treat allergic reactions. ...Read more

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I have pain in center front of my neck and redness but no swelling, when I swallow the base of my skull hurts, can I be helped on here?

Inflammation: Pain and redness in the front of your neck is consistent with an inflammatory process, and the thyroid gland is in that area. Acute thyroiditis may be the problem. Your symptoms warrant an examination promptly. Blood tests will include thyroid readings as well as cbc, etc in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy redness on neck, shaped like butterfly. No history on thyroid problem, so what could be the cause? Should I go to ER or urgent care for this?

Itchy redness on neck, shaped like butterfly. No history on thyroid problem, so what could be the cause? Should I go to ER or urgent care for this?

Rash: The differential diagnosis of rashes is very large. A physician typically needs to see your rash in person and get a history to make a diagnosis.
Bactrim can cause a serious rash so call your treating MD immediately for instructions. I noticed you have a skin abscess and a mild fever, but it is unclear how long you have had the abscess or where the abscess is. See MD to ensure improvement. ...Read more