Dermatology Community
Itchy red bump with black center...bite? skin cancer?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Itchy red bump with black center...bite? skin cancer?

Last week, my husband noticed a small black dot on his leg, resembling a small scab.  He didn't pay much attention to it, until yesterday, when a red mosquito-bite looking bump developed underneath the black dot, and the area around the bump became really hard and swollen. The entire area is now itchy, and scaly? We were moving into a new (but old) house last weekend, and he thinks perhaps it is a spider bite.  I've done some research, and it seems like his symptoms could either be a brown recluse bite, or possibly a skin cancer spot.  Any ideas?
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Dermatology Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
maatson
Other
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
alex0306