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Red, raised rash on left side of neck. Right neck stiffness to shoulder blade. Feeling faint. Are these symptoms of concern? Heart rate 80. Temp 98.3.

Red, raised rash on left side of neck. Right neck stiffness to shoulder blade. Feeling faint. Are these symptoms of concern? Heart rate 80. Temp 98.3.

Perhaps: Cannot make diagnoses over internet without a full history and ability to examine you. Would need to see the rash to make sense of the description. Go and see a doctor and have this looked at. ...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 have this red patch on the left side of neck 2 inches under jaw line. Does not itch, hurt or burn. Weather has been humid. Could it be heat rash?

I have this red patch on the left side of neck 2 inches under jaw line. Does not itch, hurt or burn. Weather has been humid. Could it be heat rash?

Rash: Usually, heat rash looks like little bumps or pimples. This could be a fungal infection - usually a red blotch that is scaly. Or it could be impetigo, a patch that often has a honey colored crust. Fungal skin infections are treated with topical antifungal creams like clotrimazole. Impetigo, a staph skin infection is treated with antibiotics. ...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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How to get rid of rashes on side of neck? Have it for 5 months now, and have tried some creams and they haven't worked. Please someone help me!!

How to get rid of rashes on side of neck? Have it for 5 months now, and have tried some creams and they haven't worked. Please someone help me!!

Rashes: Knowing what the rash is and it's cause is helpful in both selecting the correct treatment and how to prevent reoccurrence. Absent that a few reasonable things to try would be: 1% Hydrocortisone cream, organic unrefined coconut oil, lavender essential oil All of these are over the counter and available at a health store. If these fail consult a physician. ...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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What causes a red, warm, itchy to touch, circular spot on neck just below chin? It's symetrical with the previous one on the other side of neck.

What causes a red, warm, itchy to touch, circular spot on neck just below chin? It's symetrical with the previous one on the other side of neck.

Allergic rash possib: There are several possibilities, including an allergic reaction to an insect bite. If there is a raised scaly appearance, ringworm a type of fungal infection may be the cause. Each of these has a different treatment, so it is best to check with your doctor if it does not improve. Topical steroids may be used on an allergic skin rash. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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I have a dime sized red mark on the side of neck. It's kind of raised along the edges. A little itchy. Started like a pimple. Been there for 2 weeks?

I have a dime sized red mark on the side of neck. It's kind of raised along the edges. A little itchy. Started like a pimple. Been there for 2 weeks?

Eval: 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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Got bit 3 times by jumping spider approx. 2 weeks ago while asleep on left side of neck. Swollen, red, and hard now?

Got bit 3 times by jumping spider approx. 2 weeks ago while asleep on left side of neck. Swollen, red, and hard now?

Staph Infection: A common consequence of these injuries is a staph cellulitis or abscess, this is a serious problem and needs to be evaluated in person by your physician. ...Read more

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I was in Barbados and I now have a prickly rash on my left side of neck and at very back of lower head. No fever, just rash tender to touch.

I was in Barbados and I now have a prickly rash on my left side of neck and at very back of lower head. No fever, just rash tender to touch.

Shingles?: Sounds as if this may be shingles. A quick look at the nature of the rash and its distribution should allow most doctors to recognize this. Have your PCP take a look. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my right collarbone, burns strongly if scratched. Other side of neck very sore and stiff, extending into back of skull and down shoulderblade, becoming difficult to use left arm.

Itchy rash on my right collarbone, burns strongly if scratched. Other side of neck very sore and stiff, extending into back of skull and down shoulderblade, becoming difficult to use left arm.

See doctor: Anytime one has problem using one's arm without any history of injury of trauma, it should be examined by a doctor With the stiff neck, I am also concerned about meningitis. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Large painful bite looking bump on side of neck, allergic reaction to bandaid covering it, now rash around neck, chest, legs, and arms. Very itchy!

Large painful bite looking bump on side of neck, allergic reaction to bandaid covering it, now rash around neck, chest, legs, and arms. Very itchy!

Mgt suggestions: From your description, the area on the side of the neck may be an insect bite, and the total body rash part of an allergic reaction.Exam the neck area for any bite marks, stingers. I would suggest not attempting to remove the stinger. Applying Hydrocortisone and Calamine in combination with an antihistamine may provide relief.
I agree that if you have any breathing problems, proceed to the ED. ...Read more

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Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Difficult: Hard to answer without more details and seeing the area....In general dry and or sensitive skin can cause red patches on the neck. When the occur, see a dermatologist for evaluation and in the meantime you may try a Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have stayed in Derby, UK, for a week. Just yesterday I found some rashes on my neck below both sides of my ears. They appear red and painful to touch?

I have stayed in Derby, UK, for a week. Just yesterday I found some rashes on my neck below both sides of my ears. They appear red and painful to touch?

Based on what you: ...describe, my concern is a skin infection. Staph & strep skin infections can cause redness, inflammation, tenderness too the touch and soreness. Unlike Zoster, a painful skin condition that is limited to one side of the body, bacterial skin infections can affect both sides. Best to see a doctor or, if you live in the U.S., a HealthTap virtual consult for this. Best wishes! Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Hard to say without: Photos, and more info, but time to to visit your doctor and get assistance, and treatment, as if it is shingles, it can be a painful condition. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi im a 21 year old female, ive develope a rash on the left side and right side of my neck, and their red. I'm concerned?

Hi im a 21 year old female, ive develope a rash on the left side and right side of my neck, and their red. I'm concerned?

See your doctor...: It is nearly impossible to diagnose a rash without seeing it and certainly impossible with only the description of it being red. Be seen - your physician will be able to put your mind at ease and recommend the best treatment plan based on what they find. Take care. ...Read more

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My son 14 has a small wierd shaped rash on the right side of his neck what is it? It's not red no bumps doesn't itch. Shape like a puzzle piece.

Rash: It is difficult to diagnose any rash without seeing & feeling it, specially if it strange looking rash. May be you can send picture & requisit consult on Healthtap or take him to his pediatrician or a dematologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is wrong with the skin on my friends neck? My friend has what looks like a small circular rash on the side or back of his neck. He has had it for over six months and the little rash is a little bit red or even pink and it is always irritating him, it

What is wrong with the skin on my friends neck? My friend has what looks like a small circular rash on the side or back of his neck. He has had it for over six months and the little rash is a little bit red or even pink and it is always irritating him, it

It: It sounds like a fungal rash (tinea corporis). Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream; Clotrimazole twice a day is a good choice. If there is no improvenment in 1-2 weeks then Hydrocortisone up to four times a day may work if it is a dermatitis or an eczematous rash. If that does not work encourage your friend to see a doctor. ...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?

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 bf & I both have a rash on the right side of our necks and right inner elbows. The rashes are red, raised, and itchy. Any ideas what it is?

My bf & I both have a rash on the right side of our necks and right inner elbows. The rashes are red, raised, and itchy. Any ideas what it is?

Allergic reaction?: If two normal healthy people start to get similar rashes on just the neck and part of one arm, and the bumps are itchy, red, and raised, it is likely that they have some allergic reaction. Reactions may be to poison oak, poison ivy, cosmetics, sunscreens, foods they shared, animals they petted, etc... It could also be "bugs" that bit them both, such as mosquitos or other insects. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my neck for about 1 week red blotches woke now a rash on my upper right side I have been very tired and taking phentermine?

Drug rash: Based on what we know, the most logical step would be to stop the Phentermine and see if the rash goes away and stays away. Any drug can cause a rash. Otherwise, someone will actually need to see the rash in order to be able to help you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pinkish/red blotchy hive rash covering chest, stomach, neck, sides & back!?

What to do if I have pinkish/red blotchy hive rash covering chest, stomach, neck, sides & back!?

Hives: If you have hives, the rash should be itchy and it should be dynamic (each spot tends to move or disappear before being replaced by another spot). First or second line antihistamines are a good first step if you suspect hives. If this is recurring or persisting for more than a week, consider a virtual consult to discuss potential causes and the necessary work up. ...Read more

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What could this pinkish / red blotchy hive rash covering my chest, stomach, neck, sides & back be?

What could this pinkish / red blotchy hive rash covering my chest, stomach, neck, sides & back be?

Hard to tell: It is difficult enough to find a cause for a skin rash even by examination, it is nearly impossible to even make a guess without direct examination. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...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