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This rash developed on my back and neck a few weeks ago.

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Hello! This rash developed on my back and neck a few weeks ago. It's a flat, reddish rash, sort of splotchy but doesn't itch too much or cause much discomfort. I don't have a fever or sore throat. No change in laundry detergent or body wash, shampoo, etc... I just want to make sure this isn't something more serious. Thank you!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

They are hives. You don't need to worry about them. Take over-the-counter antihistamine such as Allegra and apply over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you know what would have caused these?
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

There are many causes such as foods, medications, common allergens include pollen, animal dander, latex and insect stings, environmental factors including heat, cold, sunlight, water, pressure on the skin, emotional stress and exercise, underlying medical conditions including immune system disorders such as lupus, some types of cancer such as lymphoma, certain thyroid conditions, and infections with bacteria or viruses such as hepatitis, HIV, cytomegalovirus or Epstein-Barr virus, and so forth.