This image displays how acanthosis nigricans can appear to merely be a dirty neck.
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Rashes common on the neck area of children are seen in the photographs below. Acanthosis nigricans, or a thickening and darkening of the skin, is typically seen in obese persons. Eczema, an itchy, red rash made worse by scratching is also found on the neck area. Moles may also be located on the neck. Finally, when the body has a reaction to an allergen, hives (itchy, red bumps) can form, and these can often be present on the neck. Click an image below to learn more about rashes affecting the neck.