I wasn't sure where to put this because I have absolutely no idea what it is, but just the other morning, I woke up with a rash on the back of my neck. From looking at it, it's to the left just a bit. A couple days later, I noticed that I have two swollen glands. I looked at a picture that describes the locations on your neck, and I've come up with one being located in the deep cervical chain, and the other the occipital gland. They hurt most of the time, and it's giving me a neck ache. Other than that, though, there's nothing wrong with me. I don't feel any other symptoms, don't feel bad at all. I really don't want to go to the doctor, because I owe so much to hospitals and docs already (I'm a diabetic, been through a lot a year ago, and for two years prior to that). I'm 110% sure this isn't related to my diabetes in any way...checked my ketoacidosis levels, and they came out negative, and my blood sugars are fine.
I'm 23 years old...very athletic, and have some basketball games to play soon. I don't want to go out and do much right now, though...just trying to play it day by day, just in case this is something bigger than I imagine.
I'm hoping to hear that this could be just an annoying rash that will go away on its own, and that the glands are swollen because of it. I started using Caladryl to relieve the itching...and a hot shower really does the trick too...so I'm not quite sure what's going on.
Any reply is appreciated.