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How are dry itchy rashes at the back of the neck treated?

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Question: dry itchy rash on back of neck.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
different possible causes

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

The most common reasons for dry, itchy rash would be (1)fungal rash (2) allergic local skin reaction

If the area has a circular appearance with slightly raised edges then it maybe fungal and using an anti fungal cream such as ketoconazole or miconazole or econazole may help. For the first 2 to 3 days a mild steroid cream can be added.

It can take 2 to 3 weeks for a fungal rash to improve

If the rash is a local allergic skin reaction then treatment would be with a steroid cream such as hydrocortisone. This is one of the weaker steroids so if it is not effective then your doctor may need to prescribe a different one

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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How are dry itchy rashes at the back of the neck treated?

Brief Answer: different possible causes Detailed Answer: Hi, The most common reasons for dry, itchy rash would be (1)fungal rash (2) allergic local skin reaction If the area has a circular appearance with slightly raised edges then it maybe fungal and using an anti fungal cream such as ketoconazole or miconazole or econazole may help. For the first 2 to 3 days a mild steroid cream can be added. It can take 2 to 3 weeks for a fungal rash to improve If the rash is a local allergic skin reaction then treatment would be with a steroid cream such as hydrocortisone. This is one of the weaker steroids so if it is not effective then your doctor may need to prescribe a different one I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions