HomeAnswersDermatologyacute urticariaI have slightly itchy red spots on my neck and chest, which seem to be spreading. What should I do?

What could cause itchy red spots on the neck and chest?


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Answered by

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 27, 2022
Reviewed AtNovember 29, 2022

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have these slightly red spots on my neck and chest. They do not go away but are spreading. It looks like eczema, but it is not flaky. The texture is soft and slightly raised. But the ones on my neck have spread and are slightly itchy. When the sun hits my chest, they show too.

Answered by Dr. Suvash Sahu


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

I have seen your query and reviewed the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems you have acute urticaria.

Causes of acute urticaria are:

  1. Infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic).
  2. Drugs (painkillers or antibiotics etc.).
  3. Certain foods and food additives or preservatives.

You have to rule out the cause for a permanent cure. You can take Levocetirizine and Montelukast combination once daily for around one month. Also, take a deworming tablet of Albendazole 400 mg single dose only once. A topical soothing lotion like Calamine local application twice daily for five to seven days will also help you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suvash Sahu
Dr. Suvash Sahu


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