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Upper back very red burning sensation and feel lumps under skin?

Upper back very red burning sensation and feel lumps  under skin?

Hard to say: Without being able to see the area, but one possibility is shingles. It sounds like its very painful for you. Please consider seeing your doctor as there are helpful treatments available. ...Read more

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My upper back gets red and hot sometimes. My left cheek flushes every day and my left arm does sometimes. No other symptoms. Can anxiety cause this?

My upper back gets red and hot sometimes. My left cheek flushes every day and my left arm does sometimes. No other symptoms. Can anxiety cause this?

Anxiety is amazing!: The things it can seem to do are almost limitless - especially in experienced sensations. Eventually damage may result but early effects on things you 'feel' and how it appears can be wild! Yet, you don't want to miss a sign of other illness that could be treated. So, discuss w/ a Dr - maybe have an exam/tests. Definitely consider CBT to learn management skills and curb anxiety. ...Read more

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I have a soft bump on my upper back it kind of red?

I have a soft bump on my upper back it kind of red?

Your question?: What is your question exactly? You don't give nearly enough detail about the red bump. When did it start? Any trauma? Pain? Changes? What is your question? ...Read more

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Upper back pain with a red swollen bumpy rash that doesn't itch, more like aches. Also have a small outbreak of the same kind between breasts.

Upper back pain with a red swollen bumpy rash that doesn't itch, more like aches. Also have a small outbreak of the same kind between breasts.

Shingles?: A painful, localized rash w/ bumps could be due to Herpes zoster (shingles). It could also be due to contact dermatitis. Stop any fragrances in soaps,lotions, detergents, & see your doc to find out what's causing it. Drug treatment for Herpes zoster has recently been found to be less reliable/effective than previous studies implied. Good scientists gone bad, again! See http://tinyurl.com/k38yvsj ...Read more

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Stabbing pain right back upper throat, periodically. Red place there. Also bottom very back molar has smelly pus when rubbed sometimes on same side?

Stabbing pain right back upper throat, periodically. Red place there. Also bottom very back molar has smelly pus when rubbed sometimes on same side?

Wisdom tooth ?: From your explanation that is what it appears to be. Most probably infected. May have a large cavity.... those teeth are very hard to keep clean. Please see your dentist ASAP. An infection in that area can quickly turn deadly if the swelling closes off your airway. All the best... ...Read more

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I scratched a mole on my upper back. It bled, scabbed and healed. Doctor wasn't worried. since then, there is redness around where scabbed. Red flag?

I scratched a mole on my upper back. It bled, scabbed and healed. Doctor wasn't worried. since then, there is redness around where scabbed. Red flag?

If your doctor: is not worried about skin cancer, it is most likely just irritated keratosis. You might be getting a slight local infection, so you should show it again to your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash patch on chest and three on upper back. Slightly itchy small blisters redness. Also suspect I have a yeast infection. Nothing new in diet or soap?

Rash patch on chest and three on upper back. Slightly itchy small blisters redness. Also suspect I have a yeast infection. Nothing new in diet or soap?

?shingles: If the blisters are on one side only and are on the same level in the front and back, this could be herpes zoster(shingles) rather than allergic reactions or yeast.. Have your md check this. ...Read more

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I have a hard red itchy lump in the middle of my upper back what could this be?

I have a hard red itchy lump in the middle of my upper back what could this be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My upper back keeps becoming inflamed, and red. It's also accompanied by a burning/pinching feeling. What could it be? Doctor says I'm fine.

My upper back keeps becoming inflamed, and red. It's also accompanied by a burning/pinching feeling. What could it be? Doctor says I'm fine.

Medical massage: If the Dr is right, that's good! What you might have is related to fascia (read: https://www.verywell.com/what-is-the-fascia-3120347 ) and a liscensed massage therapist will see it. Only some are trained to release it, but they would refer you if needed. Once released there may be specific exercises you can do to keep it free. So, seek a good MMT - the only negative is it's probably not covered $. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper back right below my right shoulder blade it hurts when any pressure is applied and small red lines have also appeared . ?

I have pain in my upper back right below my right shoulder blade it hurts when any pressure is applied and small red lines have also appeared . ?

Monitor closely: Can try a couple of days of antiinflammatory but if not better in couple of days or if red lines increase need to be seen by a professional ...Read more

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My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

Rash: You gave a pretty good description, however, it would be important to see a picture and have more history to make a more accurate assessment. A live consult with a healthtap Doctor in your state or starting with your pediatrician would be the right start. ...Read more

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I turn red and blotchy on my chest, neck, upper back and face in social situations, even when i'm comfortable with the people i'm with. Ideas?

I turn red and blotchy on my chest, neck, upper back and face in social situations, even when i'm comfortable with the people i'm with. Ideas?

Don't worry: Idiopathic craniofacial erythema may be the basis. Some people also experience sweating. It's not caused by anxiety - just normal arousal - but it can cause anxiety. Hopefully, you can avoid that or w/ cbt dispel it quickly. You may just have an overactive sympathetic nervous system. If it's not too bad, nothing needs to be done. Or, you can consult a neurologist. Stay comfortable and well. Best! ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps clustered on upper back- i noticed them a couple days ago when i woke up. I have a halo nevus that they seem to be clustered near.

Itchy red bumps clustered on upper back- i noticed them a couple days ago when i woke up. I have a halo nevus that they seem to be clustered near.

Need to see Doctor: There are several possibility for this rash best to treat would be see primary care keep clean and dry best not to put cream on first. ...Read more

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I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

Keratosis pilaris: Is quite common. They generally only get itchy if your skin is dry. They only scar if you pick at them. You can use an exfoliant and a loofah. Acne is also possible. ...Read more

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This weekend have about 15 raised round red spots mostly on upper back side of each arm that look like insect bites. Not bed bugs. How can this be?

This weekend have about 15 raised round red spots mostly on upper back side of each arm that look like insect bites. Not bed bugs. How can this be?

Cannot say: Do the lesions itch burn or hurt. That makes a difference. You should see a dermatologist to determine what they are. ...Read more