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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Itchy Red Left Clavicle

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What is the most likely cause of a left side swollen painful clavical with a non itchy red rash?

What is the most likely cause of a left side swollen painful clavical with a non itchy red rash?

Shingles: Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. After you get chickenpox, the virus remains inactive (becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body. Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves years later. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms it's very itchy can you please tell me what is the cause of this thank you?

Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms it's very itchy can you please tell me what is the cause of this thank you?

Many possibilities.: The 3 most common causes are viral illnesses, medications, and contact with something you're allergic to. If you've been sick, or recently started a new medicine or vitamin, or pulled weeds out of your yard over the weekend, that can give you some clues. Your best option is to see a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

See a doctor: With flu like symptoms and a rash, I would seek urgent evaluation. I would at least call your doctor or go to an Urgent Care center. When you say 'flu like' -those symptoms can include fever--so that is what has raised my alarm. There must be more to your history to help figure this out. Because symptoms seem to be progressing I would not waste time. ...Read more

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Been using head&shoulder for 2weeks for red itchy patches allover my head they are still everywhere so I use something else or be checked out for it?

Been using head&shoulder for 2weeks for red itchy patches allover my head they are still everywhere so I use something else or be checked out for it?

Check it out: Diagnosis first. Everything is not fungal. If it is fungal head and shoulder is not as effective as Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Try that twice a week for 2 weeks and if see no change see PCP or dermatologist ...Read more

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Please help! red spot on shoulder, really itchy, then stopped and turned red after I washed with dove. What is it?

Please help! red spot on shoulder, really itchy, then stopped and turned red after I washed with dove. What is it?

Bug bite?: The most likely cause of a single really itchy spot this time of year is a bug bite. It could also be a focal (or early) allergic contact dermatitis, such as poison ivy. There are many other less likely possibilities. If you are as worried about this as you sound, let a dermatologist take a look and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have 2 shoulder bumps that mimic mosquito bites but i suspect aren't. They are firmer in feel, and red, itchy elongated ovals in shape. What is it?

I have 2 shoulder bumps that mimic mosquito bites but i suspect aren't. They are firmer in feel, and red, itchy elongated ovals in shape. What is it?

Impossible...: ...To know without seeing them. Bites are statistically most likely, but if you believe they are something else, have a dermatologist examine them directly and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have an itchy lump on my shoulder it is red and rough. No history of cancer in my family?

I have an itchy lump on my shoulder  it is red and rough. No history of cancer in my family?

Not normal: A mole should not itch, burn, bleed, or weep fluid. It should never be painful. If it is any if these, please seek the attention if a physician to biopsy or remove the lesion. ...Read more

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Mam has an itchy back. There are tiny red spots on her shoulder blades and the bottom of her back. She is 86. Could it be serious.

Mam has an itchy back. There are tiny red spots on her shoulder blades and the bottom of her back. She is 86. Could it be serious.

Honestly without: seeing your mom I can't be sure. If you are worried and these spots are relatively new, see a dermatolgoist. If they are cherry angiomas which are tiny pink papules (bright red pinpoint dots) those are benign, but i would see a doctor to be sure. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Red bump on pubic area and not painful. Noticed it and red rash on chest and shoulder for a week that's itchy. What could it be? Please help?

Red bump on pubic area and not painful. Noticed it and red rash on chest and shoulder for a week that's itchy. What could it be? Please help?

See your doctor: Red bumps on your pubic area need to be seen by a physician because they usually need treatment. Red itchy rashes are also important to treat. They can range from infections which are also contagious such as strep or herpes to skin conditions such as allergies and eczema. Please do not delay getting a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Have a lot of zits on my back and shoulder. They are pink-red and itchy. Whey they pop they leave black marks... I hate them.... Please help me?

Have a lot of zits on my back and shoulder. They are pink-red and itchy. Whey they pop they leave black marks... I hate them.... Please help me?

Need Rx: I am going to assume that this is acne. If you're a woman and can accept and take the oral contraceptive pill, this is a good start. Acne over the back often requires both a topical prescription (clindamycin plus perhaps a retinoic acid derivative) plus a systemic antibiotic that's right for you. This is the 21st century and you have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and  very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

? shingles ?: Very regional neuropathy, especially following a dermatome, may occur following herpes infection. This may cause very regional red spots or even blisters as well as dysesthesia with burning, itching, and intense pain. These may flare up now and then, but leave you with persistent discomfort. It is somewhat more common in the elderly, especially those with a history of bad chickenpox as a child. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my right shoulder blade that has now seemed to have started on the back of my right arm. Skin in red raised and itchy...

I have a rash on my right shoulder blade that has now seemed to have started on the back of my right arm. Skin in red raised and itchy...

Spreading rash: There are many rashes that can erupt along paths of skin nerves. These paths are called dermatomes. One such rash is shingles (herpes zoster) that has red patches and small grouped blisters or vesicles. Several dermatoles involve the back and the back of the arm. Please see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. Shingles is usually treated with antiviral medications taken by mouth. ...Read more

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Me and my partner have both got really red itchy spots appeared mine are around my knee and on right arm and partners am over his shoulder and arms?

Me and my partner have both got really red itchy spots appeared mine are around my knee and on right  arm and partners am over his shoulder and arms?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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5 yr old f dime size scaly red sometimes itchy on upper chest near shoulder blade has had for 5 days gets red when taking bath should I call dr?

Make appt: Simply make an appt for the rash/area to be evaluated. It may be a simple fungal "ring worm" like infection, and there are easy treatments for that. But you will never know what it is until a dr. Diagnosis it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are these red marks on my back, under the breast, shoulder and stomach? It gets itchy, red and sheds when the weather's hot or when i sweat

What are these red marks on my back, under the breast, shoulder and stomach? It gets itchy, red and sheds when the weather's hot or when i sweat

Tinea versicolor?: Tinea versicolor is a yeast infection of skin with malassezia furfur, a yeast that normally lives in our hair follicles in oilier areas of the skin. It can be lighter or darker than skin color, some pink or reddish. May or may not be itchy and gets worse with hot weather, humidity and sweating. Sometimes can be treated topically with antifungal creams or shampoos but if extensive needs oral meds. ...Read more