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What are small red itchy bumps on back of neck symptoms of?

What are small red itchy bumps on back of neck symptoms of?

Several causes: Little itchy bumps on the nape, several forms of dermatitis (skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation ofthe hair follicles), ? Psoriasis (a scaly skin condition), or seborrhea (part of it is dandruff) u may want 2 c ur 1ry md or a referral to a dermatologist 2 sort it out see less. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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I have red small itchy bumps in groups now on my neck and back. No scabie. Med did not work. Won't go away even with Doctor itch cream please help!

I have red small itchy bumps in groups now on my neck and back. No scabie. Med did not work. Won't go away even with Doctor itch cream please help!

See derm: See a dermatologist who may biopsy one of the lesions to look for the culprit and treat you accordingly. ...Read more

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Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hives: Raised itchy bumps could be hives, which are due to a whole host of causes. Anthistamine medication could reduce the bumps and itch if truly hives. However, a photo of your rash is very important. Either consult a physician on this site with a photo or in person, or see a doctor in person to diagnose if the rash does not improve. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps at back of neck near hairline losing hair what could this be? Could it be sebhorreic dermatitis?

Itchy bumps at back of neck near hairline losing hair what could this be? Could it be sebhorreic dermatitis?

Eczema or contact: This can be either eczema or contact dermatitis. Do you color your hair? See a dermatologist or allergist. You may need to have a patch test to rule out contact allergies. Any itchy rashes any where else can indicate eczema. ...Read more

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What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

Heat Rash: Sounds like you had heat rash. It should go away fairly rapidly. If you search about heat rash you will see pictures and a host of information far beyond my 400 word answer. ...Read more

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I have small non red itchy bumps on my neck chest and behind my ears?

I have small non red itchy bumps on my neck chest and behind my ears?

Too young to post!: Sorry, but according to the guidelines, you are too young to post on this forum, and for us to advise you. Please have your guardian/parent ask. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my arms and neck recently changed bed covers what are they from? Also have a cluster of small bumps on knee they're very red

I have red itchy bumps on my arms and neck recently changed bed covers what are they from? Also have a cluster of small bumps on knee they're very red

Hard to say: But one would suspect something from the new bedspread might be the cause- although it may have nothing to do with it at all. If you have put away the new bedspread and continue to have the skin rash more than a week after, consider seeing a dermatologist. In the meanwhile, try topical hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

Hot tub: There is a condition called hot tub folliculitis that is usually due to a pseudomonas infection. You should check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have red non itchy bumps that cover my stomach, chest and go up the back of my neck and arms. Some are pimple like but have clear liquid in them.

I have red non itchy bumps that cover my stomach, chest and go up the back of my neck and arms. Some are pimple like but have clear liquid in them.

See Your Doctor: You have given some details about your rash however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of a rash is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for rash are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! It's so itchy! An looks like its starting to blister! Please help! What is this! Goin on my neck now! Poison oak!?

I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! It's so itchy! An looks like its starting to blister! Please help! What is this! Goin on my neck now! Poison oak!?

Might be: It might be a poison oak, however poison oak tend to be on areas of the body that were unclothed and in contact with plants, but it might be a contact dermatitis or other allergic reaction, you need to show it to doctor, no one can diagnose rash without seeing it, and you most likely will need treatment that you can't get without seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with small red itchy bumps in my groin area. What could it be? Are they related?

I have a sore throat with small red itchy bumps in my groin area. What could it be? Are they related?

Possible: Since viral infections can cause the sore throat and a skin rash, they may be related. On the other hand, I would expect a more generalized skin involvement when a viral infection is involved. If this has lasted for more than 10 days or been getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Their is some itchy bumps in my neck so I'm wondering what it is. And no it is not red.

Their is some itchy bumps in my neck so I'm wondering what it is. And no it is not red.

Many possibilities: A non specific itchy rash on the neck can be due to so many different processes. In children, eczema is at the top of the list. If it persists or interferes with sleep I would see a dermatologist if your PCP can't identify it. ...Read more

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What are little red painful itchy bumps on neck?

What are little red painful itchy bumps on neck?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a dry red itchy rash on my neck for 2 months.  sometimes it gets irritated and gets what looks like hives on it...White bumps.  ?

I have had a dry red itchy rash on my neck for 2 months.  sometimes it gets irritated and gets what looks like hives on it...White bumps.  ?

Contact dermatitis: This sounds like a contact dermatitis - either allergic or irritant. Very possibly related to necklace or other article of clothing that may come in comtact with that area. ...Read more

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Why do I have a red, itchy rash with no bumps along my jawline and neck? I have sensitive skin. Just started taking gildess fe 5 days ago.

Why do I have a red, itchy rash with no bumps along my jawline and neck? I have sensitive skin. Just started taking gildess fe 5 days ago.

Stop Gildess: If you suspect gildess, stopping it for a couple of week would be a prudent approach but there are also other probabilities. If the problem persists and not helped with Hydrocortisone cream, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Irritation: This irritation of skin and hair follicles is likely due to profuse sweating. The first step is prompt showering after a run. Also, check to see if any new laundry detergents or soaps are being used. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps, blisters, & rashes are growing all over my right arm, neck, face, chest, and abdomen. Sore throat occurred as well. What's happening?

Red itchy bumps, blisters, & rashes are growing all over my right arm, neck, face, chest, and abdomen. Sore throat occurred as well. What's happening?

Chicken pox?: Have you ever had chicken pox or been immunized against it? If not it sounds suspicious. Of course, without seeing a picture or the rash itself any diagnosis is speculative. In any case consult with your physician. ...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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7 year old developed itchy rash first on back of neck later in day it spread to arms, stomach and legs no other symptoms, what is it and what to do?

7 year old developed itchy rash first on back of neck later in day it spread to arms, stomach and legs no other symptoms, what is it and what to do?

Hard to say: If the rash is moving from a local to a general distribution it is unlikely a simple contact dermatitis like poison ivy. Generalized rashes can be secondary to an infection (virus or bacteria) a food reaction or bug bites. Without examining the rash it is hard to speculate on a cause or specific treatment. If it itches, Benadryl can be given for comfort. ...Read more

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My son has developed raised itchy bumps on his arms and legs over the last 2 days they resemble bug bites however they completely cover his extremities he does not have any on his neck face back or chest the bumps are small reddish in color and have a tin

My son has developed raised itchy bumps on his arms and legs over the last 2 days they resemble bug bites however they completely cover his extremities he does not have any on his neck face back or chest the bumps are small reddish in color and have a tin

Contact rash: With the limited information: he is itchy and the rash is not infected or sore. He sounds otherwise normal. His rash may be a contact allergic rash. A trial of antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec may be indicated with cool compresses/soaks and topical anti-itch creams/lotions like calamine/caladryl/1% hydrocortisone. If he appear more "ill" and uncomfortable, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Eczema vs infection: This rash could be a dry skin patch like eczema that is now becoming a superficial skin infection. It is important that this be evaluated by a physician to determine the correct treatment. Eczema can be treated with topical steroids and moisturizers while an infection requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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I get itchy red bumps on arms and back of neck when exposed to sun. What can this be? Thnx

PLR: Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) is a skin rash that occurs with exposure to the sun. It is not the same as sunburn. PMLE is not harmful, but can be itchy. The rash normally heals completely within a week if you avoid further sun exposure. Meanwhile, a cream containing corticosteroid will help to settle the rash. ...Read more

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I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

Outbreaks of itchy: red bumps are very common and have many different causes: allergy related hives, especially if you've contacted something new (natural/leaves/plant or artificial/household chemicals). A red itchy rash can go along with being sick (chicken pox/impetigo) or parasites (scabies). Try some OTC cortisone cream and antihistamine for a day or two. .. then to Derm if persists. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Sometimes my 5 year old gets small red itchy bumps on his torso and back. They go away completely in 3-4 days. What are these??

Sometimes my 5 year old gets small red itchy bumps on his torso and back. They go away completely in 3-4 days. What are these??

Rash: If the rash is itchy, he probay is exposed to something he wears that is making him break out with the rash. Try to identify and see what it is ...Read more

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I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?

I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?

Hand eczema: The most common causes are irritant (too much hand washing) or contact allergy. Pay attention to the type of soap and hand preparation to see it changing the brand would help (no scented, anti-bacterial soap) or gel). If you wash you hands too often, consider wearing a non-latex glove on some of the chores and apply a lotion after washing whenever possible as well as reducing hand washing ...Read more