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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