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Your Scabbed Back Bump May Also be Known as:
Back bump with dried blood
Back bump with scab
Back lump with scab
Bump with scab on back
Bump with scab on spine
Dry blood on back bump
Dry blood on spine bump
Scab on back
Scab on spine

Top 3 Scabbed Back Bump Causes

  1. 1.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    Though some cases of acne prompt patients to visit a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful back lump, pink or red back bump, marble sized back lump, small back lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red back bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful back lump, large back lump, marble sized back lump, pink or red back bump, back bump leaking yellow/milky fluid
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    Boils typically drain by themselves. You can help by putting a warm compress (be careful not to burn yourself). If things don't get better, go see a doctor who might drain it for you.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red back bump, painful back lump, small back lump, marble sized back lump
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red back bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Scabbed Back Bump

  • Q.Has your nausea been constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Have you vomited?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.How long has your nausea been going on?

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