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I have a bump on my shoulder that looks like a mosquito

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bite. It has been there...
I have a bump on my shoulder that looks like a mosquito bite. It has been there since last summer. It's about 1/4 of an inch in diameter and does not hurt. Also, it is the same color as my skin.
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Dermatologist: Dermadoc, Board Certified Dermatologist replied 6 years ago
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Dermadoc :

hello

Dermadoc :

it could be a benign growth like dermatofibroma

Dermadoc :

if you have a photo, you could send it to me

Customer:

I'm afraid that there's no photo. Just picture a mosquito bite.

Dermadoc :

ok, lots of things resemble a mosquito bite

Customer:

What do you suggest?

Dermadoc :

as i said a dermatofibroma

Dermadoc :

prurigo nodularis

Customer:

Thanks

Dermadoc :

u can have a look at the pics on the internet

Customer:

will do.

Dermadoc :

let me know if it resembles either of it

Dermadoc :

the treatment for prurigo nodularis will be to apply clobetasol propionate cream once daily for 2 weeks

Dermadoc :

dermatofibroma needs to be surgically excised

Customer:

I looked at pictures on the internet. The pictures may be of extreme cases, but the dermatofibroma examples all are red colored bumps and the bump that I have is the same color as the rest of my skin.

Customer:

Doesn't prurigo nodularis itch? Mine doesn't itch.

Dermadoc :

yes they itch

Dermadoc :

dermatofibroma can be skin coloured as wel

Dermadoc :

keloids also are long standing bumps

Customer:

ok. Thanks.

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