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Doctor insights on: Shoulder Blade Itch

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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My upper shoulder blades are always itching for a few years?

My upper shoulder blades are always itching for a few years?

Itching: With no mention of rash, this is probably a chronic sensory nerve issue. That's why they make those back scratchers. I am sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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Tender upper stomach, left groin pain, left shoulder blade ache, itchness?

Tender upper stomach, left groin pain, left shoulder blade ache, itchness?

Symptoms: First all, I am not sure if your symptoms are connected. More history is needed to sort these things out. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer display itching shoulder blades?

Can lung cancer display itching shoulder blades?

Probably not: Itching between the shoulder blades is not a symptom generally associated with lung cancer. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my shoulder blade and it is swollen and burns/ itches how should I treat it? I have put nothing on it

I have a rash on my shoulder blade and it is swollen and burns/ itches how should I treat it? I have put nothing on it

Shingles: You should consult with a physician to make sure is not shingles and if it is to get you the proper medicine to a
lliviate the burning and itching. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain in my right side-- chest, under my armpit, my shoulder blade. Not only is it painful, but it itches (especially on my right?

I'm having severe pain in my right side-- chest, under my armpit, my shoulder blade. Not only is it painful, but it itches (especially on my right?

Consider shingles?: The earliest symptom of 'shingles' or reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (previously caused chickenpox) ---is severe pain along a nerve path (dermatome) before the typical rash is apparent. The shingles can affect a nerve path stretching from one side of the chest wall through the armpit and back to shoulder blade. But, there are many other causes of chest/shoulder pain -see a doctor soon! ...Read more

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Small lump under skin not visible on my back next to my left shoulder blade. It causes a burning, itching sensation and pain in that area and is sore.

Small lump under skin not visible on my back next to my left shoulder blade. It causes a burning, itching sensation and pain in that area and is sore.

Could be???: It could be a lipoma or a cyst. It is hard to tell without an exam. I recommend seeing your doctor to have evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi my wife has red rash on her shoulder back. It burns and itches and she has been having it for a week?

Hi my wife has red rash on her shoulder back. It burns and itches and she has been having it for a week?

Shingles?: If the rash has been there for a week and the symptoms are extremely bothersome then get it seen. Rashes are best diagnosed visually. It's possible it is shingles, a viral skin inflammation that requires a specific treatment ...Read more

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I have a keloid in my upper chest and back shoulder which itches and at times irritate what can I do to get rid of it?

I have a keloid in my upper chest and back shoulder which itches and at times irritate what can I do to get rid of it?

Improve, yes...: But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented skin and are characterized by scarring that exceeds the boundaries of the original wound. Numerous options exist including pressure, steroid injection, low dose radiation, and others. See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my back, my shoulder and my elbow. It itches and I don't know what it is. I'm scared it might be something dangerous or allergy. Help?!

Likely not dangerous: There are many potential answers but it is unlikely to be dangerous. Consult your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm between shoulder an elbow kinda itches also an muscle tension in back an ribs could it be anything serious of just muscle pains?

Pain in right arm between shoulder an elbow kinda itches also an muscle tension in back an ribs could it be anything serious of just muscle pains?

Musculo skeletal: The pain sound like muscular, you may have tendinitis of the shoulder girdle muscles. Have it checked out and may benefit from anti inflammatory and physical therapy. ...Read more

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My shoulder constantly itches what could it be? I'm loosing sleeping because of it

My shoulder constantly itches what could it be? I'm loosing sleeping because of it

Hard to say: Hard to say without more details! Are there any changes in the skin? Dryness? Redness? Spots or small bumps? Is there a pattern to the rash/itch spot? How long have you had the itch? Is it spreading? Has it been treated in the past? History of eczema? New soap. Shampoo or detergent? If it is keeping you up it must be pretty severe and would be worth seeing your doctor/dermatologist! ...Read more

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Starting to get these flat round bumps in my inner elbow, shoulder, under arm areas it itches really bad I don't know what it is?

Starting to get these flat round bumps in my inner elbow, shoulder, under arm areas it itches really bad I don't know what it is?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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Quarter sized rash on right shoulder asymmetrical. Raised up a tiny bit and red in color been present for two days any hints on cure? It itches

Quarter sized rash on right shoulder asymmetrical. Raised up a tiny bit and red in color been present for two days any hints on cure? It itches

Rash: Many possibilities including nummular eczema, contact dermatitis, herald patch of pitiriasis rosea, tinea corporis, insect bite, see your doctor or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a small bump my shoulder for awhile, recently it appears to have a freckle/mole on it (reddish/brown)& at times itches. Should I be concernd?

I've had a small bump my shoulder for awhile, recently it appears to have a freckle/mole on it (reddish/brown)& at times itches. Should I be concernd?

Needs biopsy: An enlarging or changing mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious concern is a change or dysplasia in a mole which can lead to melanoma. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my sholder that is the same color as my skin (pale) it itches every once inawhile. Is this bad I am really worried?

I have a mole on my sholder that is the same color as my skin (pale) it itches every once inawhile. Is this bad I am really worried?

See your doctor: If a mole is changing or symptomatic (itch or bleed), you should see your doctor for evaluation and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of pinish whit bumps on my shoulder blade just outside my under arm, they don't hurt or itch unless I touch them then they itch abit?

Rashes can come from: Almost anything even the heat. They are impossible to diagnose without seeing they. You will have to see the doc to find out what they are. Sorry we can not see them. ...Read more

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Only couple of red small lumps on back shoulder with itching?

Only couple of red small lumps on back shoulder with itching?

Tough to know: Your problem could be caused by a number of things. To really know what is happening and how best to treat your problem, you will need to see a health care provider in person. Good luck to you. :). ...Read more

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Slight pain in the back of my left shoulder every time I cough or take a deep breath. It actually feels kinda like a pain/itching feeling.

Pleuritic pain: It may be due to a muscle strain but this kind of pain can also be coming from the lung. You may want to see your doctor and possibly get a chest xray. ...Read more