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Your Neck Redness May Also be Known as:
Flushed neck
Neck blushing
Neck flushing
Neck is red
Neck rash
Rash on neck
Red neck

Top 5 Neck Redness Causes

  1. 1.Non - Specific Rash

    A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Often, rashes are unidentifiable and some variation of normal. For example, scratching one's arm causes it to turn red (which is caused by mast cells releasing chemicals into the local area), but that's completely normal.

    At this time, you do not need treatment for this rash. If it worsens, you may need to consult a physician.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    neck redness
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific rash:
    neck redness
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific rash:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Neck

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    You can safely treat this condition on at home. The main treatment for this disease is to avoid the substance that triggers the skin inflammation. Moisturizer can also be helpful to provide relief for your inflamed skin.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    neck redness, neck itch, scabbed area of the neck
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the neck:
    neck redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    Shingles (herpes zoster) is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on the face, it may affect vision or hearing.

    You should go to a retail clinic or your primary care physician to be treated for shingles. Most common treatments involve pain killers and prescription antiviral medicines.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, weight loss
    Symptoms that always occur with shingles (herpes zoster):
    grouped rash, rash
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Cellulitis

    Neck cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses and needs antibiotic treatment. Symptoms can be pain, redness, warmth and swelling of the affected area.

    You should seek care at your primary care physician or an urgent care within a day or two, to start antibiotic treatment and to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of your body.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    neck redness, trouble swallowing, neck pain, painful neck swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    neck redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Ludwig's Angina

    Ludwig angina is a bacterial infection of the floor of the mouth and occurs beneath the tongue.

    You should visit an emergency room immediately. This requires immediate antibiotic treatment and, in some cases, surgery.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, shortness of breath, being severely ill, trouble swallowing, neck pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Neck Redness

  • Q.How long has your neck been red?
  • Q.How red is your neck?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our neck redness symptom checker.

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Neck Redness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced neck redness have also experienced:

    • 3% Fatigue
    • 2% Headache
    • 2% Facial Redness
  • People who have experienced neck redness had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Less Than a Week
    • 27% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced neck redness were most often matched with:

    • 47% Non - Specific Rash
    • 32% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Neck

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