Expert Dermatologist Tips: Understanding & Treating Flat Bumps

Expert Dermatologist Tips: Understanding & Treating Flat Bumps
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I have noticed some flat bumps appearing on my stomach and back, and it seems like they are spreading. I'm concerned about what this could be

Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

I appreciate your detailed description of your symptoms. As a dermatologist, I understand your concern and would like to offer some insights based on the information provided. However, it's important to stress the significance of a physical examination in accurately diagnosing any skin condition.

The presence of flat bumps that are spreading could indicate various possibilities. These may include but are not limited to, a rash triggered by an allergic reaction, a viral infection such as molluscum contagiosum, or underlying skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. Additionally, flat warts could also be a consideration in this scenario. These potential diagnoses serve as starting points for discussion, but definitive conclusions can only be drawn following a comprehensive evaluation.

Given the evolving nature of your symptoms, I strongly advise scheduling an appointment at your earliest convenience for a thorough examination. Obtaining an accurate diagnosis is paramount before embarking on any treatment regimen. In the interim, I recommend refraining from scratching or picking at the affected areas to prevent exacerbating the condition or introducing potential complications such as infection or scarring.

Please don't hesitate to contact our office to arrange an appointment. Should you experience heightened itching, discomfort, or notice any additional symptoms such as fever, it is imperative to seek prompt medical attention. We also offer the option of scheduling an online appointment for further evaluation, providing added convenience and accessibility.

Thank you for entrusting us with your Medical needs. We are committed to providing you with the highest standard of care and support throughout this process.

 

Regards


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