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Causes Of White Bumps On My Shoulders
What kind of insect or spider bite causes bumps in a cluster that swell and are intensely itchy? It is on my right shoulder.
Hard bony bump on spine b/t neck & shoulder blades. Causing major pain as day goes on, especially when active. Sometimes makes me nauseous. Cause?
Cause: It is hard to know the cause without seeing the patient. You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?
Very intense pulling burning pain down my right shoulder blade. Tender on touch. Also, there is pimple like bump which also hurts. What is it? Causes?
Shingles: You may be developing shingles. 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. The reason the virus suddenly becomes active again is not clear. Often only one attack occurs. Treatment is with valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??
Acne: Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Acne can be inheritable and often if your parents had acne when they were your age, you may be more prone to get acne as well. Some people produce more oil then others, etc. Drying soaps and "Acne washes" can help. Sometimes low-dose antibiotics can be Rx'd by your doctor, creams, etc. See your Doctor. ...Read more
Many possibilities: If it showed up abruptly and has not changes at all, it is most likely a dermatofibroma, which is a benign, stable, scar- like condition. Cysts and malignant tumors can also present this way so it really is best to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. If he or she is not certain, a biopsy will be performed where a small sample is taken and send to the lab under local anesthesia. ...Read more
I think I popped my shoulder whilst biking. I was just a tiny little bump. 3 months on i'm still feeling pain should it really take this long to heal?
3 months seems long: A shoulder injury from biking should be evaluated by a sports medicine doctor or an orthopedic doctor if the injury does not heal up quickly. Perhaps a ligament (holding 2 bones together) was damaged. Sometimes there is impingement, where a ligament or bone is pressing on another ligament or muscle. After initial treatment, physical therapy for a few weeks should help regain normal mobility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on history -: Whether there is an injury to the shoulder blade area or not; in which it could be a fracture or a pulled/torn muscle. Rarely a tumor of the bone or muscle, blood vessel or nerves, or a ganglion cyst, can present a swelling ( a bump). See your doctor to be properly diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keratosis pilaris: The slightly rough small papules on shoulers or upper legs typically are hair follicles which are dry. This time of the year sun exposure or drying from hot showers may flare this. If you have had this before and they recur in the same area this is a likely cause. You would need to be evaluated by your dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more
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