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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?

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

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...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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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?

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

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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)?

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

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Itchy neck area scratch so much small red dots not raised appeared.....What can be the reason?

Possibly bruising: Scratching can sometimes break small blood vessels and result in tiny bruises called petechia. These fade. If you neck rash is persistent, please see a dermatologist. Scratching or rubbing an itchy rash makes it more itchy in the process. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Allergic: An itchy, red, horizontal area in your neck may be an allergic contact dermatitis to some jewelry, clothing or cosmetics. Apply a cortisone type cream and avoid using any of the above mentioned substances. See a dermatologist as needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

Infected bite: You might have gotten a flea bite or just a scratch which has gotten infected. It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction which is almost always accompanied by itching. See your doctor for treatment if topical antibiotic cream does not help. ...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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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?

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

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My dog scratched my throat by accident and it left a mark (it's red now). Do I have to disinfect it or not?

My dog scratched my throat by accident and it left a mark (it's red now). Do I have to disinfect it or not?

Scratch: Wash w soap ; water, apply antibiotic ointment ; cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in last 10 years or your don’t know. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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What causes many blistery like bumps as well as red bumps on the back wall of my throat? Only symptom there is dryness.

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

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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?

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?

When to see Psych?: It is time for you to go to see a therapist or psychiatrist. You have asked enough bizarre questions here that it is becoming more and more obvious that a possible mental illness is blooming.

You do not have hiv! ...Read more

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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?

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?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See doctor: You may try taking antihistamine to see if this helps. If not, a topical hydrocortisone may be tried. However if the problem persists for > 6 wks or worsens, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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