Here you will find skin conditions that affect the back in adults. Several conditions are prone to affect the back. Tinea versicolor is an example of a fungal infection that will often cause color changes in the skin on the back. Additionally, certain rashes have an affinity for the skin in this area. For example, pityriasis rosea will typically cause pink patches over the entire back. Solar lentigos (sun spots) are the result of accumulated sun exposure. These spots are not cancerous, but they are indicators of higher risk for the development of skin cancers, so these spots should be evaluated by your doctor regularly to screen for possible skin cancer hidden among them. Notalgia paresthetica is thought to be the result of changes in the nerves of the skin and can cause itching in the skin of the back. Areas of notalgia paresthetica will often darken in time. Click the examples below for more information.
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Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
This image displays a mix of blackheads (open comedones), red bumps, and depressed scars typical of acne…
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
The infiltrating type of basal cell carcinoma can appear as a scar or resemble a superficial skin ulcer. These…
Bedbug bites can often be found in a line or arc on the skin, commonly known as "breakfast, lunch, and dinner."
Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers)
Before the skin breaks down into an ulcer, skin areas subjected to too much pressure turn red, as seen on the lower…
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