Neck eczema

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Pearl1957
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by Pearl1957 on Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:18 pm

Neck eczema

Why does my neck get inflamed all the way round particularly in changes of temperature as need to wear scarves this time of year and fleece or synthetic materials irritate but cannot avoid cotton or silk ones rubbing against my neck but coat and jacket collars a problem. Is it hormonal as had this for decades and now 60 and sick of it as self conscious if neck bare.

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Dr Anton Alexandroff
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by Dr Anton Alexandroff on Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:36 pm

Re: Neck eczema

Thank you very much for your question. It sounds like you have an irritant contact dermatitis. Wool and synthetic material are particularly bad for this. I do not think it is hormonal. If the problems persists round the year you may need to ask your GP to refer you to a dermatologist for allergy test (path testing).

I hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,
Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
British Skin Foundation Spokesperson
Harley Street Dermatology Offices, Nuffield Health, Spire and BMI Hospitals, London, Cambridge, Bedford and Leicester

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Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (Derm), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

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