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Red Scratch On Pharynx Wall
Straight line red bumps on middle back wall of throat going down pharynx. They turn white when I strain throat and back to red when I leave it. Causes?
The Thin Red Line: Hey! You could take that on the road! All you'll need is a gigantic magnifying glass... What you're doing when you strain like that is to impede the blood flow to your head. Do it long enough and you'll faint. Those red bumps are probably lymph tissue, like smaller tonsil tissue that fights infection. So maybe you're throat is fighting an infection. Hard to say, you did not describe any symptoms. ...Read more
Itchy skin on my back, sides of stom and back of neck. No bumps or redness unless I scratch then feels hot after..
Several times a year I break out in odd rashes mostly on my chest neck and shoulders sometimes they look like scratches they are always accompanied by redness and swelling and tenderness of the skin and also with pimply looking things. I just broke out
See doc: Try to get in and see your doc or a dermatologist while you have the rash. If you can't get in soon, take pics so you can show your doc! ...Read more
My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks. House is free of bugs. No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?
Contact dermatitis?: Have you changed laundry detergents or fabric softeners recently? You are describing the itching in areas that are in close contact with your clothes so that would be my first thought. Weather changes, dry skin, harsh soaps can also cause dry itchy skin. If you notice any red bumps or areas of irritation, see your doctor to ensure not scabies or other bites... ...Read more
The skin around the base of my throat/collar bone it really itchy and nothing seems to help. There's no rash or redness (other than from me scratching)?
Necklace Sensitivity: Very commonly the area of the neck is irritated by clothing or jewelry. In the case of costume jewelry, some individuals are allergic to a component of the metal such as nickel. If the chain, pendant or a suspended ring contains the metal it will cause itching and then a possible rash if ongoing exposure. Some types of fabric often do this as well with perspiration activating the reaction. ...Read more
I have a red line on the right side of my neck going horizontally. It itches here and there but when I scratch it is numb. What is it?
16 month old has had a scrape (light red scratch) on her neck for over a month and it isn't healing at all. Should I be concerned?
Have itch & when I scratch huge bumps appear. Lower back all red with bumps which seems like there holes in it. Can provide picture. Also neck, chest?
Itch, bumps rash: May be folliculitis, or heat rash. May need either topical or oral antibiotics (mupirocin 2% ointment and or bactrim DS (if not allergic and no G6PD)) if folliculitis. May also be bites (not often on neck), and or fungus usually flaky, or eczema- (neck not common) Keep dry. Shower once or twice a day. Could try coconut oil moisturizer as well while in shower. F/u/ w doc-dermatology ...Read more
The past 2 weeks my neck and chest have been itching. Wasn't bad at first but now I've scratched them so much they are covered in a red bumpy rash?
Itch scratch rash: Scratching a rash makes it worse. Vicious itch-scratch-rash cycle, the more you scratch the worse the rash and the worse the rash theore you itch and then the more you scratch. Stop the cycle with topical steroids and antihistamines. You will need a prescription strength steroid cream from your doctor--otc Hydrocortisone not strong enough. ...Read more
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
Scratched neck after petting dog and got a hive. I was touching and poking it so much there is now a large area red, swollen and sore. What do I do?
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
Red bump on head closer to neck. Another one about two inches away skin color. And another bump I scratched and made bleed. Please help me what is it?
Need exam: Unfortunately, rashes, bumps etc are almost impossible to diagnose and tell what they are over the computer. This would require you to see a dr. Who can examine and look at the area in question to determine what it is and how to treat it, best wishes. ...Read more
My dog scratched my throat by accident and it left a mark (it's red now). Do I have to disinfect it or not?
Tiny white dots on the back wall of my throat. What is this? Back wall also has red/white bumps. Painless, feeling of something in throat comes&goes.
White dots on throat: This needs to be seen clinically and visually for a diagnosis. Make an appointment to see your medical doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
What are these red lines on my face? They were on my arms, and have appeared on my neck. They look like scratch marks. They don't itch or anything.
Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised red rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have some features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the only trigger. ...Read more
I have scratch like bruises on my hip and shoulder near my neck that are red like with deep purple. I didn't scratch myself. What could this be from?
What causes many blistery like bumps as well as red bumps on the back wall of my throat? Only symptom there is dryness.
Possibly allergies: You may be describing what is known as cobblestoning. It is often seen with post-nasal drip from allergies. ...Read more
Two lumps appear farther back against wall of throat than tonsils were but similar looking. One is slightly larger, both very painful and red?
See a doctor: You should get tested for possible strep or anything else. See your PCP and ENT if need be. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My hand knocked blood sugar reader, may have been blood can't see open wound on hand scratched neck I don't know if red or bleeding would HIV transmit?
Small red raised bumps, back wall of throat. Varied sizes. No pain or flu symptoms. Present for around two months, Could this be something serious?
Reassurance: This picture is usually normal for teenagers and young adults. No treatments needed for this condition. ...Read more
Back of my throat has a red spot. Scratched it before I noticed. Bled a little, but feels as if something is stuck in my throat. Is this an abrasion?
Itchy rash on jaw line, neck, and arms. Looks like goosebumps until scratched, then red. About 2 weeks now, don't think I'm using anything new.
Hello, I have a very sore throat, and have raised red lumps on the back wall of my throat. What are these lumps likely to be?
Possibly: Due to a viral infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doctor doesn't know what's causing my red throat because no other symptoms, said it cud be food scratching it, prescribed me antibiotic shud I take med?
My throat hurts really bad, it hurts swallowing, breathing, ect. The very back wall of my throat is red and white splotches, I feel a fever coming on.
Four red painless bumps/lumps, back wall of throat. I don't have cold or flu symptoms. What could this be? I'm scared it's serious. I have bad anxiety
These are probably: Lymphoid patches, which are normal. Do you have postnasal drip? This would make them more prominent. If they enlarge, see your Dr, but I think these are nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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