Black Spot Under The Skin
by Mari Thompson
My daughter has a black spot under the skin on her lower shoulder chest area which seems like a small raised nodule with a black area.
She feels like it's burning sometimes. This is the second time it has appeared in the same spot! It hurts when I squeeze it but nothing comes out. It feels like there's a little stick or something hard there, but not like a blackhead.
Does anybody have a clue what this can be?
Hmmm. I don't know what it could be myself. It may not be a good idea to squeeze it though, particularly if you tried it without success already.
How large is this black spot under the skin? Is it really small like the size of a blackhead or much larger? Does it seem to grow in size?
Is the area around the black spot inflamed or reddish looking like it is infected?
It's possible that your daughter did get some type of little black splinter under the skin and it festers on and off. Or it could be some type of bite from a spider or insect.
I would suggest you try a drawing salve to see if it will draw out whatever it is. If you don't have a drawing salve handy, you can try using a black tea bag. Just wet the bag and place it over the black spot under the skin and tape it down with a bandage, etc., for a few hours or overnight.
I hope that helps. If anyone else has any suggestions or thoughts, please use the comment link below so Mari will see your response.