What Are the Top-Three Most Common Causes of a Rash on the Neck?


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Information for the top three most common neck rashes is not available, as there are more than 20 common causes of neck rashes, according to HealthGrades and Mayo Clinic. Some very common causes are atopic dermatitis, heat rash, eczema, allergic reaction to food or medication, and acne.

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Often, neck rashes are caused by an infectious disease, an allergic reaction or a life-threatening situation, among various other common causes, according to HealthGrades. Examples of life-threatening situations that may cause a neck rash include a severe allergic reaction that can lead to anaphylaxis, meningitis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, allergic purpura and erythema multiforme.

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