Top 2 Skin Changes on Back Causes
1.Benign Skin Growth
Seborrheic keratosis is a condition that causes wart-like growths on the skin. The growths are benign (not-cancerous) and look like stuck-on plaques.
You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign. However, if the lesion changes at all you should visit your physician.
- Top Symptoms:
- constant skin changes, itchy rash, rash with well-defined border, abdominal skin changes, neck skin changes
- Symptoms that always occur with benign skin growth:
- constant skin changes
- Symptoms that never occur with benign skin growth:
- cherry red lower leg bump
- Wait and watch
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Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. The patches mostly affect the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet.
There are many over-the-counter creams that could help which you can first try to see if your symptoms get better. However, psoriasis is a diagnosis that should be made by a physician and might need longer term follow up.
- Top Symptoms:
- itchy rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin, rash with well-defined border, painful rash, scaly rash
- Symptoms that never occur with psoriasis:
- fever, black-colored skin changes, brown-colored skin changes, blue-colored skin changes
- Primary care doctor
Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Skin Changes on Back
- Q.Is your rash raised or rough when you run your hand over the area of skin?
- Q.Do you have a family history of a rash called seborrheic keratosis?
- Q.Compared to a pea, is your bump smaller or larger?
- Q.What color is the rash?