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Why Am I Getting Itchy And Scaly Skin Around My Neck
May be acanthosis: People who are heavy get a discolored velvety discoloration on the neck caused by a thickening of the skin. Keratolytics or peeling agents may be helpful. The definitive diagnosis and treatment would be made by dermatologist ...Read more
My neck/collar bone is very itchy but no rash or scaly skin. I do not wear jewelry or change soaps. Nothing seems to help (lotion, cortisone cream)?
Have you worn any: New, especially unwashed, clothing? Have you switched from cotton clothing to wool? Any new foods, medications, change in your environment? It does sound like you are reacting to something. If you haven't already tried one of the non-sedating oral antihistamines, such as fexofenadine or loratidine, you may want to try one. If the symptoms still don't help, please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Uncertain: This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more
Have you sought treatment for both at a primary care doctor's office? Try treating scabies along with everyone who lives in your house. Change sheets, and wash along with clothes towels, etc Apply thin layer of cream to complete skin surface of the body from the neck down and leave on overnight. Rinse 8-12 hours later. May repeat in 2 weeks if necessary. 5% permethrin cream.
Vacuum couches, etc ...Read more
Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little
Itching: Can be a symptom in both athletes feet and eczema. Most Podiatrists can tell the difference on first glance, however if there is a question about it a skin biopsy can be taken. Most important is to get an accurate diagnosis or the proper treatment to prevent spreading and to prevent infection. ...Read more
Lack of estrogen: A hysterectomy is not known to cause dry, itchy, and scaly skin. Lack of estrogen is. The fact that estrogen has been prescribed indicates that the woman was not yet in menopause and the ovaries were removed with the uterus, or she was in menopause already. A higher dose of estrogen may alleviate the symptoms. Also, thyroid disease can cause these symptoms, which a blood test can rule out. ...Read more
Diagnosing rashes: Correctly diagnosing a rash requires a good history and a physical exam. You could have dry skin, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, a dermatophyte infection or a large number of other diagnoses. To get a diagnosis of any rash, you really need to see a physician. Start with your primary care doctor, and consider a dermatologist if s/he isn't sure what to recommend.. ...Read more
A tiny itchy spot on my scalp drives me nuts, hair is missing from it, I keep picking off the itchy scaly skin but it comes back, what could it be?
I am a 40yr old female in CA. Lately, my face/ears have been very itchy. I don't have dry or scaly skin. I have changed no products recently. Help!
Skin: It may be allergy related. Try 0.25% hgydrocortisone cream at night ...Read more
Iterrible eczema flare up, out of control dry, itchy, scaly skin. Hurts to take a shower because of open wounds & can't sleep at night. What can I use?
Very severe: Eczema that severe is likely to need professional and possibly systemic treatment. Please do see a dermatologist. Soothing unguents--like oatmeal-based cremes--may help a bit, but doubtfully enough. ...Read more
Redness and scaly skin on scrotum led to skin flaking off like large dandruff. Scrotum now raw and red but not itchy. Concerned!
Hi doctors. I have scaly eyelid and browridge, alongside red and itchy patches on my neck and ears. What can this be and how can u get rid of it?
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. Check your soap and shampoo and switch. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more
I'm getting the same itchy spots on the back of my neck, they never have a head and the more I itch the larger they get help please?
Within minutes after showering, the back of my head, ears, and neck get very dry and itchy. What is going on?
Try ending shower:
With cool water, rather than warm.
Good luck. ...Read more
I get very dry, flakey itchy skin on my neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated and won't go away even when I use lotion. What is this?
Eczema: 20 year old female gets dry, flakey itchy skin on neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated; won't go away even when lotion applied; asks what it is. Eczema is the common name for skin conditions like this dry and flakey, sometimes itchy, and red with inflammation. Cause not very clear but associates with Allergies, Asthma, Hay fever, Family History or Stress. Many OTCs available/ see MD ...Read more
Skin on my neck burns and gets itchy when I sweat. It has gotten dark as well. If it's eczema what should I do to get rid of darkness and itching on n?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Nwhenever I get very bad heartburn, I got itchy around my arms and neck, around my hair line, and my skin gets blotchy. Any idea why?
May hv food allergy: The foods you're eating that's giving you heartburn, you may also be allergic to, without knowing it. So, it's best to see your doctor to have this worked up. If so, and if your body's releasing histamine in the process that can actually cause itching. So it's best to treat the cause first, so you can eliminate the heartburn, and also the itching. Go more towards an anti-inflammatory diet. ...Read more
I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?
Scabies unlikely.: But it is a reason to have things evaluated. Mostly, reaction to a chemical exposure with/without sunlight sensitization effects. Can progress to a second degree burn or infection if the skin breaks open. But, if it is an allergic reaction to a medication, that needs to be fixed. And if it is sensitive skin, (mastocytosis) that needs to be fixed. And there's good treatment for it. ...Read more
Poikiloderma: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the exact diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make neck rashes, so you need to have a dermatologist see the rash. ...Read more
I have itchy red, scaly spots on my neck, back and shoulders and white blotchy spots on my back also?
Itchy red spot dz: There is no way to diagnose you on the internet. You need eyeballs attached to a dermatologist, who will be better able to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more
I think I have ringworm but I'm not sure. It's on the front of my neck. It looks like pictures I've seen but isn't itchy and not very scaly.
What is this red round itchy scaly patch on the neck and nape. Tried clotrimazole. It subsides but then goes back. What causes it? How to cure it?
I have a dry, itchy throat and ears. I scratch my throat till it hurts, and sometimes when I do this ill get a tiny white spot. Looks like dead skin?
See your doctor: You need to be examined, you may need prescription drugs, OTC antihistaminic and salt water gargles would help till you see your doctor, good luck ...Read more
I have developed a rash on my neck. Red and blotchy in that not well defined edges. Gets worse with sun exposure. Not scaly, itchy or painful. Just red. Also have a lesion/sore in mouth on palate show up at same time. Unsure if related.?
Unfortunately it: Will be impossible to diagnose you over the internet since we cannot see your rash or your oral lesion. These findings could easily be related to an autoimmune process or your medications. You need to make an appointment with your health care provider to discuss these new findings. Don't delay. ...Read more
Which other STD can cause itchy, scaly red patches on neck & Peripheral neuropathy? Neg for hiv, hep b/c, herpes, vdrl upto 6 months after exposure.
No STD: No STD causes these symptoms. You have no infection from any sexual exposure. ...Read more
I have severe allergies &, in addition to headache/throat, sometimes skin around eyes itches & I get small, itchy bumps that last weeks. Causes? Cures?
Cause:allergies: Cures:you symptoms points to allergies thus you need to see your primarymd to evaluate if you do have allergies and or irritants; what you are allergic to for avoidance, preventive measures, treatment and if you need further work up or a referral to an allergist. ...Read more
New soap?: If you have started using a new soap, shampoo, hair spray, perfume or lotion, etc., that could be causing irritation. If that does not explain it and stopping it then cures your itching, see a doc. ...Read more
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