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Red patch on the back of the head/neck for 4 years

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I have a red patch on the back of the head/neck, it\'s there for ~ 4 years, i am 37 now, its not a rash, not itchy, it\'s just there all the time, what is it and what could i do? thank you
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replied May 12th, 2014
Skin Answer A47195

Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. As you have got longstanding lesions of the skin, there are 2 possibilities which come to my mind. One is atopic dermatitis. In this, there’s an allergic reaction to the external allergens. This is more common in the exposed areas. There’s usually a rash and associated inflammation. It is also called eczema. It is treated by using some steroid cream. The second possibility is lichen simplex chronicus. Other than that there are many possibilities like psoriasis, sweat dermatitis etc. I would suggest a dermatologist's evaluation for the same. If needed a biopsy skin can be done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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