No worries, Lisa - this really isn't as gross of a question as you think it is.
The bumps under your arms sound very familiar. Back in 2005 I started to develop a rashy/pimply/red bumpiness under both of my arms (my right side was worse than the left). At the time I was travelling Australia , and I figured that perhaps I was just sweating a shwack-load more than I normally did and/or it had something to do with the deoderant I was wearing. So , I stopped using deoderant . Lucky for me I've never been a person who gets smelly when they perspire, so I didn't have any problems with not wearing deoderant. However the rash never fully went away. By the time I got back home to Canada , I made an appointment with my family doc who said I had FOLLICULITIS (infection of the hair follicles). She gave me an anti-fungle cream that cleared up my underarms in no time! Now that I think of it, you can get Folliculitis anywhere that there are hair follicles - so on your neck and/or back, too. Here is a link for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/folliculitis/DS00512/DSECTION=1
Other than that, the only other thing I could think of that it would be, is a yeast infection (believe it or not).
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