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woke up with red lines around front of neck in places where

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woke up with red lines around front of neck in places where skin folds when I sleep...w=how can I get rid of these?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DR RANDALL replied 8 years ago.

GreetingsCustomer

My I ask some questions?

Are these new?

Any pain with them

Are they red streaks or large flat lines?

Are they really a collection of dots?

Skin folds -- are you overweight?

Any pain in the mouth, under the tongue?

Any swollen bumps or lymph nodes?

Are your ears stopped up?

Do you have a runny nose?

Do you have tender sinuses?

Do you smoke?

 

Any more information you can offer will help.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

 

Are these new? YES

Any pain with them NO

Are they red streaks or large flat lines? LINES AROUND FRONT OF NECK

Are they really a collection of dots? no

Skin folds -- are you overweight? SOMEWHAT

Any pain in the mouth, under the tongue? NO

Any swollen bumps or lymph nodes? NO

Are your ears stopped up? SOMETIMES

Do you have a runny nose? NO

Do you have tender sinuses? NO

Do you smoke? A BIT

Expert:  DR RANDALL replied 8 years ago.

MsCustomer

My questions were designed to see if these are a manifestation of a deeper infection. Without being able to examine you, I will offer these suggestions. Red lines without pain often means the problem is benign. If the red lines follow the skin creases then these are due to moisture collecting between the folds. You can start simple. Apply good even spread of baby powder to your neck at bedtime. The problem should go away by a week and confirm my suspicion. If the red lines zig zag around the creases & you can see little small dots scattered closely, then this is a fungal infection. Plain powder may not work & you will have to use a medicated form. Do not use creams of any kind at bedtime.

I would shower before bedtime & make sure your neck is dry & clean. If this does not resolve in a week or you believe that associated symptoms are now starting to add up you need to be seen by a physician who can exam you and rule out infections that superficial actions will not help.

There are no diseases that cause red lines to cross the neck or specifically follow skin creases. Something is irritating you at the skin level.

 

 

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