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rough itchy skin on my neck

I have had a rough, not red area on my neck for 3 months.. It itches mostly at night.  It is located from the baseof my neck, in the front to the top part ofmy chest..  Any idea what it could be?
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Hello,
I cannot confirm anything without examination, but it can be eczema,sweat dermatitis,seborrheic dermatitis or fungal infections. 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).Symptoms can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. 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.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.Kind regards.
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