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Is it normal to have a large bump on the site of the allergy injection

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Right after the shot there may be an itchy lump on the skin like a hive, anywhere from a pinpoint to a silver dollar size. This is usually normal, alt ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Insect bite: You may have scratched it to a point it got infected. Apply topical bacitracin and hydrocortisone to soothe the reaction
A female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, it is: If you have had an allergic reaction it is normal have those bumps. Its as if your taste buds went a little haywire. Give it a week or two to resolv ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not unusual : This can happen. Discuss this with your physician. Local reactions can occur. If bothersome, modifying doses of the injection can help. Sometime takin ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Impetigo: is more likely but as a matter of principle do not use methylisothiazolinone for a time
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Testicular Lumps: Given your age you must be seen to have this lump examined. Testicular cancer strikes males ages 26 to 33. One cannot just dismiss this symptom for s ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
By a doctor: It is better to have a doctor at and decide if incision and drainage is the best option. Also evaluate other risks with IV drugs and recommend appropr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Well depends: If the biopsy was a few days ago then perhaps normal. If however biopsy was a few weeks ago then no. Better see the doctor who did the biopsy then
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Nipple: It is not uncommon and is of no consequence
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Tumor: By definition a tumor is a mass, either benign or malignant. On the top of the head, a lesion the size of a dime falls into the benign group of tumor ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Probably normal: How long? Since birth? Condition of other fingers? Any medical history? Relatives with same thing? Consider anemia or kidney disease.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
No: A baseball size swelling is quite large, and indicative of something significant going on. Seek a consultation with your pcp or a dermatologist. Good ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
No: See eyeMD to look under a microscope it could be in an irregular pupil. Could be normal variant though also.
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A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not herpes: Herpes outbreaks can occur in that area, but it's uncommon; and herpes usually doesn't appear dark or bruised. See a doctor -- but probably this isn't ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Need more info: How long after the injection did the red ring appear? Is it warm to the touch or tender? Having the vitamins go into subcutaneous tissue or fatty tis ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Could be: Typically a ganglion cyst grows and shrinks with use. It would be smallest when you wake up, and enlarges throughout the day. A ganglion can be pain ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
See MD: Best to see MD or Dermatologist to check. How long present and has the "freckle" changed? Any family history of skin problems or skin cancer?
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard : Hard to know without seeing this in person. The fact that it's been there a couple of months and hasn't worsened is reassurring. It could be somethi ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst: Possible ganglion, although most common in wrist. I would think a synovial cyst more likely. Your best course of action would be to see an orthopedi ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not normal: This definitely is not "normal" following surgery. I would guess you have a hematoma, i.e. bleeding at the surgical site, perhaps now with some inflam ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Nerve issue?: Numbness is from a nerve issue which can happen from pressure, swelling or trauma. I'm not sure what the red spot is, but infection with swelling coul ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Rash: Could you send us a pic? I cannot tell you what the spot is by the description provided. Another option - see a local doc.
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