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Cause for rash on neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Rash
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hi, may I answ
User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   ok well i have this gross looking rash on my neck and i wanna try and figure out what it is
User :   at first i thought it was a bad razor burn but ive had it for over a week now and it still lookks bad and i think it has spread
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is ur age?
User :   25
Doctor :   when did u notice the rash?
User :   prob over a week ago
User :   it started to scab up
User :   and looks a little like blisters
User :   could it be mrsa?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please give me time
User :   ok
Doctor :   skin disease are difficult to diagonse with out physical examination
Doctor :   but i will try my level best
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there any itching sensation?
User :   im going to the doctors tomorrow but im just freaking out till then
User :   yes a little bit
User :   i can email a pic if that hels
User :   helps
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   u can send me
User :   whats the email
Doctor :   1 minute please
Doctor :
User :   ok
Doctor :   1 .Acne
2. Barber's rash
3. Eczema
4. Folliculitis
5. Food allergies
6. Impetigo
Doctor :   these are normally the causes of rash over neck
Doctor :   along with some rare causes like 7. Lupus
8. Measles
9. Mycosis fungoides
10. Psoriasis
User :   ok
Doctor :   do u have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   or ny other symptoms
Doctor :   ??
Doctor :   have u been to doctor?
Doctor :   or using any other medication?
User :   no its just very gross looking, not yet im going tomorrow
User :   at one point flud came out of the little blistrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the colour of the fluid?
User :   clear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there any trauma in that region before??
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   did u get the pic?
Doctor :   i will check
Doctor :   yes i have got the picyure
User :   im back
Doctor :   'hi
Doctor :   i have seen the pic
User :   ok
Doctor :   do u have any family history of psoriasis?
User :   no
Doctor :   Prickly Heat: this occurs when sweat glands get blocked and sweat is trapped under the skin. Symptoms are itching, redness of the skin and tiny blisters.
Doctor :   It's most common in hot humid weather.
User :   so do you think its anything to be concerned over?
User :   regardless i do have a doctors app tomorrow
Doctor :   barbers rash
Doctor :   i dont think so anything dangerous
User :   ok
User :   well thank you
Doctor :   Infection of the follicles of facial hair. The condition usually arises because of lack of hygiene during shaving - e.g. dirty razors, shaving
Doctor :   even this might be the reason'
Doctor :   u there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   for this u need to take antibiotics
Doctor :   because it is caused by staphylococus infection'
User :   ok
Doctor :   Take short cool or lukewarm baths and showers wash with a mild soap and apply soap only to malodorous areas
Doctor :   Apply an emollient immediately after bathing
User :   ok thank
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