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Doctor insights on: Tiny White Bumps On Back Of Neck Diagnosis

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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

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Recurring small hard bump on back of neck...could it be a swollen or inflamed lymph node?

Recurring small hard bump on back of neck...could it be a swollen or inflamed lymph node?

Yes: However this needs t be examined both when it is swollen and when it comes back.
Your other listed conditions could point to other causes besides infection and labs may be needed. ...Read more

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Small, hard bump on back of neck. Not visible. Size of a tiny pinky nail. No symptoms. It's on the right side on cartilage part. Help! I'm worried?

Nodule on the neck: The most common small nodular lesion is a cyst. If the lesion is stable in size, mobile and non-tender it is probably ok. If it does not resolve in a few weeks or if it changes you should see your doctor. S. ...Read more

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Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Probably not related: Small bump on the side of neck could be a lymph node related to sore throat. I would do some OTC meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammitories. If persistant see your doc. ...Read more

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Want second opinion on shingles diagnosis. Large red bump on back of neck appeared 48-72 hours ago. Related bumps on cheek too?

Want second opinion on shingles diagnosis. Large red bump on back of neck appeared 48-72 hours ago. Related bumps on cheek too?

See MD: Shingles has very characteristic appearance. You'll have to see another doc for a second opinion since we can't see the problem here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Red, burning ear lobes and little red bumps on back of neck?

Red, burning ear lobes and little red bumps on back of neck?

Painful rash: If it's just on one side, i'd worry this was shingles and would encourage you to get someone to start treatment right away. If it's on both sides, it could be an allergic reaction to something that got on your skin. There are a lot of other conditions that can cause painful rashes but most need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Bump on back of neck under my skin?

Bump on back of neck under my skin?

Many things: It could be many things from lymph node to a cyst or soft tissue mass like lipoma
So see a doctor that can examine you and either assured you or treat you ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes pimples and bumps on head and back of neck?

What causes pimples and bumps on head and back of neck?

Inflamed follicles: Often a result of plugged skin oil glands or hair follicles which can lead to pimples and small skin cysts. Recommend seeing dermatologist to recommend antibacterial soap and surface care to reduce the oil secretions and keep the area low in bacteria. Do not squeeze, pick or try to remove them by yourself. This may lead to scarring and worsening infections. ...Read more

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Have an enlarged bump left side back of neck for 6 months. Dr keeps saying not to worry that it would go away but it hsnt it now seems larger advice?

Lump: In the back of the neck could be several things. One is lipoma which unless symptomatic need not be take out except for cosmetic reason. It can slowly grow. The other is sebaceous cyst which can get infected and a lymph node which, if persistent that long, needs to be worked up. There is also a doweger's hump or simply a fat pad. Tell you doctor in concerns you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel a rubbery bump under skin on back of neck - could it be cancer?

I feel a rubbery bump under skin on back of neck - could it be cancer?

Bump: Cysts, lymph nodes, skin cancers, etc may all appear as bumps under the skin. See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Back of neck has rash bumps from shampoo. Is this an allergic reaction?

Back of neck has rash bumps from shampoo. Is this an allergic reaction?

It might not: It is unlikely that you only have bumps in the back of your neck but not in your scalp or elsewhere if you are allergic to the shampoo that you are using. A skin rash needs to be seen to know what it is. You should come see a local physician to be evaluated if that rash bothers you. ...Read more

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Hard bump on back of neck just above the hair line. Hurts when touched and sort of red, but not really. Literally appeared out of nowhere.

Hard bump on back of neck just above the hair line. Hurts when touched and sort of red, but not really. Literally appeared out of nowhere.

???: Need more information and without being able to see it one cannot tell. If it hurts and is as you described I would go see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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2 months old baby has bumps on her head, corner of ear, back of neck. What can it be and what should I do?

2 months old baby has bumps on her head, corner of ear, back of neck. What can it be and what should I do?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Lump on back of neck near C1 and C2 on left side about the size of a acorn, no pain associated with the bump?

Cyst: Usually these are sebaceous cysts or lipomas. Both are benign. Could be something else so keep an eye on it and see someone if it is enlarging. ...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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Red bump thought it was a bug bite. Back of neck. Under my hair line. It feels like it's getting bigger. What could it be?

Red bump thought it was a bug bite. Back of neck. Under my hair line. It feels like it's getting bigger. What could it be?

Skin bumps: Skin bumps may include pimples, sebaceous cysts, and other scarier things including blowflies. Things to discuss with your doctor include how long it's been there, any fever, pain, oozing. Good luck. ...Read more

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My hubby has a blister like bump on back of neck. Thought it was a pimple but no head has formed. When broke open only clear liquid comes out.???

Exam: Rashes, sin lesions, bumps are relatively impossible to diagnose over the computer. May be a cyst as described, but for definitive diagnosis, see the doc, good luck. ...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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Had laser hair removal on back of neck. Three weeks later, I have a ton of red bumps there now.

Had laser hair removal on back of neck. Three weeks later, I have a ton of red bumps there now.

Allergy reaction: Could be allergy.
apply hydrocortison cream twice a day.
take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
no improvement see a doctor. ...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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Strawbery blonde wih many freckles, have noticed several shiny bumps on skin (face, back of neck & arms) only 28 and worried it could be skin cancer?

Get checked: It is not too early to get a full body skin cancer examination to evaluate all marks and determine if any should not be there. Use a sunscreen with an spf of 30 or greater and reapply every two hours. ...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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Cankersore for 2weeks in back of my mouth, pain went down left a couple bumps pain came back 2 days ago, now I have a lump back of neck hard to swallow?

Cankersore for 2weeks in back of my mouth, pain went down left a couple bumps pain came back 2 days ago, now I have a lump back of neck hard to swallow?

See doctor: If you have trouble swallowing, it is time to consult your doctor or even an ENT. The problem is likely more than just canker sores. ...Read more

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A sore bump on back of neck in hairline and a bump making watery yellow sticky liquid my doc said probably infected spot that I scratched off? Ideas?

A sore bump on back of neck in hairline and a bump making watery yellow sticky liquid my doc said probably infected spot that I scratched off? Ideas?

Abscess?: In general, people can get small abscesses on the back of their necks. It consists of a small collection of infected fluid under the skin. The human body can resolve it on its own if its small but if it gets bigger, then it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all I'm 18 scared?

Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all I'm 18 scared?

Hives are generally: Itchy, but may not be any longer, if you're taking an antihistamine. However, this rash may not be hives; it is difficulty knowing without seeing it. The lump at the back of your neck is most likely a lymph node and likely not cancer....however, you really should see your doctor to check both of these issues to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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My son has a triad of small pinlike bumps on the back of his neck. Should I be worried?

My son has a triad of small pinlike bumps on the back of his neck. Should I be worried?

No: Just observe, could be a bug bite, so long no other symptom, acting fine ...Read more

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I havve a small bump the size of a marbel on the back of my neck for a long time no complication no change was can it be?

I havve a small bump the size of a marbel on the back of my neck for a long time no complication no change was can it be?

Cyst: Most neck masses if just under the skin and non tender are usually epidermal inclusion cysts. They are slow growing and may become infected over time. If vsypmtomatic can be safely treated surgically on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the back of my neck. It has been there for years but doesn't appear to be getting any larger. It causes headaches a lot.?

I have a small bump on the back of my neck. It has been there for years but doesn't appear to be getting any larger. It causes headaches a lot.?

Headache: The lump may not have been anything to do with headache, it can be a sebaceous cyst or lipoma type thing. See your doctor to get that checked out. Your headache can be tension headache or migraine headache. ...Read more

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I have a small sist like ball on the left side of back of neck is it dangerous?

I have a small sist like ball on the left side of back of neck is it dangerous?

Cyst: Cysts contain materail. Usually they are sebaceous and not dangerous. Rarely they represent a congenital or serious medical condition. Go to the skin doctor and get rid of it. ...Read more