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Sunday night I noticed a slightly itchy spot on my lower back. I mistook it for acne at first, but the next morning when I woke up I saw it was quite red and a bit blistery/bubbly. The rash is still present but it looks like it's starting to scab over slightly. It's in the middle of my lower back and it's just in the shape of a blob. It isn't really itchy just on it's own. There's a slight burn when I touch it. Does anyone know what this could be? It doesn't match the images I've looked at of cellulitis. It's in such a random spot of my body. I just hope it isn't an issue because I've noticed a couple of my lymph nodes have also swollen. I'm wondering if that's just my body's natural reaction to trying to calm down the rash. I'm a 23 year old female.

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replied October 5th, 2019
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its really not a serious issue as swollen lymphnodes are quite common along with a blister or rash.As it is getting healed,i do not think you have anything to worry.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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