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sarah76

Rash around neck

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sarah76

I got rash around my neck yesterday morning (weather was not so good, the heat).

The rash looks like this picture more or less http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NLmLm5iCkF4/TfT73SGHTfI/AAAAAAAADXw/Ei7hNDuLYYM/s400/DSCN0586.JPG.

I went to see a doctor, he said this was due to allergy and gave me BENADRYL® Caplets | BENADRYL® and some allergy cream. I took the med and applied the cream.

This morning when I got up 90% of the rash disappeared (so glad) but around noon it came back 100% (so sad).

I applied the cream again, now (3 hrs later) 80% is gone...

 

I ate the same food as usual.

I searched this forum and found threads about hives and rash but not rash around the neck.

If this is allergy and might last a few days, I will be patient and wait (like I have a choice :), but google search returned this page that said "Persistent rashes can indicate underlying conditions such as kidney disease or diabetes" Itchy Skin Around The Neck | LIVESTRONG.COM. Now I wonder if this is some bigger problem due to diabetes and kidney disease and I am very worried (sigh.. what's next?)

 

Any similar experiences?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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NoraWI

You have had that rash only a day or two. Wait a week to 10 days to see if it goes away. You've already seen your doctor. See him again if the rash persists. It's probably just as he said -- an allergic reaction aggravated by heat or maybe the washing detergent you used on your clothes. I certainly wouldn't start worrying about kidney problems. That's pretty far fetched. Relax!

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jwags

It looks like a heat rash or allergy. I tend to get rashes when it is very humid or wet out. I also have to be very careful about fabrics and detergent with any kind of perfumes or chemicals. When I exercise and sweat if I don't shower and change into dry clothes I sometimes get rashes. Both my daughters who are non diabetic have had bouts with psoraisis over the years. The doctor told them it was caused by a streph virus that gets aggravated by stress.

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sarah76

Thank you everyone.

 

I also have to be very careful about fabrics and detergent with any kind of perfumes or chemicals.

Allergy to fabrics is my thing. I am thinking the reusable shopping bag I was carrying caused this rash.

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