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What could cause a burning, sore spot on the back beside the left shoulder blade?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a small part of my skin on my back that hurts to the touch (where my bra strap lies to the right of my left shoulder blade). It’s been apparent for a month. There’s no visible sign of a rash or bump or anything, it looks totally normal. However, it continues to feel burning-like sensitivity when I move or when it’s touched. I’m nearly 35, so many strange things have started happening as I’ve been getting older, but this one is weird. Thoughts?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Different conditions possible, need further details for proper evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

* This can be from possible inflammation below skin ligament stretch, neurogenic component or other.

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Progression of symptoms of burning since appearance for a month .
2. Similar symptom at any other part of body .
3. Does it interfere with movements of back or not .
4. Systemic illness as diabetes or others if any .

Awaiting for your response.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 44 hours later
1. Remained mostly the same, maybe just one step of a level worse over the month
2. No other similar symptoms, but red spot on my nose that's been there for about the same length of time, don't touch it much.
3. No, but I can feel it when I move
4. No, not that I am aware of. Just some minor viral infection (sinus)
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

* Non specific inflammation below skin most likely .

* Primary guidelines at present

- Ice application 5 minutes each 3 times a day .
- Tab. Ibuprofen 2 times a day after meals preferably with antacids .

* Follow up after 3 days or early as per the requirement .

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel,
General Surgeon.

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