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Strange patch on neck
About a week ago I noticed a red bumpy dry patch on my neck. It feels like dry leather when touched. I can't seem to find out what it is. I do usually wear a necklace but it's one I've been wearing for years with no problem. I have attached a picture, any ideas as to what it might be?
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A nummular dermatitis.Responds to hydrocortisone creme.
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Hello,
From the symptoms it can either be contact dermatitis or eczema. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).Also use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.

If still the symptoms do not improve then pls get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist.

I hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.


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