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Your Scaly Neck Bump May Also be Known as:
Flaking neck bump
Flaky neck bump
Flaky neck lump
Neck bump with dried skin
Neck bump with dry skin
Neck bump with scales
Neck lump with dried skin
Neck lump with dry skin
Neck lump with scales
Scales on neck bump

Top 5 Scaly Neck Bump Causes

  1. 1.Skeletal Tuberculosis

    Skeletal tuberculosis is an infectious (bacterial) disease caused most often by a the human tubercular baccilus known as mycobacterium tuberculosis. This type of tuberculosis spreads through the blood, and has the capacity to affect most joints in the body (except perhaps the jaw bone).

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate your care with a specialist. Skeletal tuberculosis is an infectious disease which should be treated with prescription antibiotics.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, back pain, fever, spontaneous bone pain, shoulder pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that most often affects the lungs and skin, but can als affect the joints.

    You should visit your physician to discuss your symptoms when convenient.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, joint pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious. Thus, warts on the face are often spread there by the hands, and vice versa.

    You can try several over-the-counter treatments, including salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). With facial warts, some might be uncomfortable treating it on their own and thus, go to your primary care doctor or dermatologist for professional treatment. All of this said, most warts go away on their own, but less so in adults.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored neck bump, painless neck lump, small neck lump, scaly neck bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Hashimoto's Disease

    The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ inside the neck that is responsible for making thyroid hormones. These hormones control important body functions, such as heart rate and the rate at which the body turns food into energy. Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, and not enough thyroid hormone is produced, leading to symptoms like fatigue and weight gain.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Hashimoto's disease is a complex condition that is usually treated by hormone replacement therapy to bring hormone levels back up to normal.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, difficulty concentrating, weight gain, constipation, diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Neuralgic Amyotrophy

    Hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy is a disorder characterized by episodes of severe pain and muscle wasting (amyotrophy) in one or both shoulders and arms. Neuralgic pain is felt along the path of one or more nerves and often has no obvious physical cause. The network of nerves involved in hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy, called the brachial plexus, controls movement and sensation in the shoulders and arms.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will likely coordinate care with a nerve specialist (neurologist). Treatment for this condition involves pain management with medication, as well as physical therapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    arm weakness, pain in the back of the neck, general numbness, severe shoulder pain, difficulty moving the shoulder
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Scaly Neck Bump

  • Q.How would you describe the cause of your lower back pain?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Is your period regular? (Within the same 8 days of the month)
  • Q.Is your scalp bump constant or come-and-go?

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Scaly Neck Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced scaly neck bump have also experienced:

    • 25% Head / Scalp Swelling
    • 25% Skull Deformity
    • 25% Scalp Itchiness
  • People who have experienced scaly neck bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Over a Month
    • 30% Less Than a Week
    • 20% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced scaly neck bump were most often matched with:

    • 33% Skeletal Tuberculosis
    • 33% Sarcoidosis
    • 33% Wart
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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