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Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Yes: When you have chicken pox, you will have three types of rash: you will have red bumps, little bubbles called vessicles filled with clear or slightly yellow fluid, and scabs. The rash itches terribly, and can be soothed with oatmeal baths, topical lotions, tylenol (acetaminophen) and benadryl. Swollen lumps in the neck and other places are called "lymph nodes, " and are a sign that the immune system is working. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My hostel mates r suffering from chicken pox. I already had it twice 3 yrs ago.I have started having small red skin rashes. Not 3rd time pox right?

My hostel mates r suffering from chicken pox. I already had it twice 3 yrs ago.I have started having small red skin rashes. Not 3rd time pox right?

Very unlikely: It is very unlikely to get chicken pox for a third time. Sometimes, people think they had chicken pox but actually had some other rash. In those folks, they actually may not be immune to chicken pox, and may catch it during an outbreak. If getting a rash, one can check with a doctor to see what it might be. ...Read more

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What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?

What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?

Many: There are many other illness that cause rashes. Most of them are viral. If your child still has the rash i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I use for a skin rash on my neck?

What can I use for a skin rash on my neck?

Hydrocortisone: For simple rash try 1% otc hydrocortisone. Keep in mind that it could be something else such as a fungal infection so if it does not improve (or improves only to get worse), please show it to your doc. ...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 get frequent red rashes around my neck post shaving. My assumption is I have a rough skin. Can anybody help me on the same?

I get frequent  red rashes around my neck post shaving.  My assumption is I have a rough skin. Can anybody help me on the same?

Neck Irritation: A red rash or bumps after shaving are common signs of irritation. I would first recommend using a razor blade with fewer blades (ex. Some razors have up to 5 blades, so choose something with 3 or fewer). Another option is to try a product called tend skin to reduce irritation on your neck after shaving. ...Read more

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What foods might be the cause of me breaking out (swollen lips, skin rashes)?

What foods might be the cause of me breaking out (swollen lips, skin rashes)?

Stop eating them!: Sounds like an allergic reaction. I would avoid those foods until you have a complete allergy work up. The next time you eat these foods could be your last. See an allergist. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Sure: Consider taking an antihistamine and if this does not help see a doctor. You may need a prescription. Use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil on a washcloth with tepid water in your shower and put witch hazel on the itching area to slow it down. Use sarna lotion for the itch. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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