8. Thyroid Nodules
According to the Mayo Clinic, conditions such as a deficiency in iodine, overgrowth of normal thyroid tissue, or development of fluid-filled cysts can lead to thyroid nodules. Thyroid nodules are usually benign and often display no signs or symptoms. However, in some cases, you may notice swelling of the thyroid gland, which is located at the base of your throat. In some extreme cases, this swelling may result in difficulty breathing or swallowing. If the thyroid nodules cause the production of excess thyroxine hormone, you may experience sweating, weight loss, nervousness, or an irregular heartbeat.
The itchy, red rash of eczema can affect your neck as well as other areas such as your face, hands, elbows, and knees. If you are prone to eczema, there are steps you can take to prevent flareups. These include using a moisturizer, minimizing stress, maintaining a proper body weight, and avoiding irritants. Your doctor may prescribe corticosteroids, antibiotics, or biologic agents to treat eczema. You may be able to relieve the symptoms of eczema by taking oatmeal baths, using a humidifier, and applying bandages.
You may have seen Dr. Sandra Lee removing lipomas on the TLC show Dr. Pimple Popper. A lipoma is a fatty cyst that may appear just under the skin between skin and muscle. The cause of lipomas is unknown. However, there seems to be a genetic factor, as lipomas tend to run in families. Unless the lipoma is pressing on a nerve, it is generally not painful. These fatty cysts typically feel soft to the touch. While lipomas are usually harmless, it is important to have any unusual lumps or bumps check out by your physician.