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Small, pink bump on inner forearm. Originally thought it was pimple or bug bite. Getting bigger rapidly. Looks like a darker center. Melanoma? Other?

Small, pink bump on inner forearm. Originally thought it was pimple or bug bite. Getting bigger rapidly. Looks like a darker center. Melanoma? Other?

Need exam: There are a few kinds of bug bites that take longer to heal than others. Some spider bites and tick bites could fit what you describe, but melanoma is also on the list. If it hasn't gone away in 14 days you should see your dermatologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite and it keeps getting bigger. Help?

I have a bug bite and it keeps getting bigger. Help?

What to do: Clean area with soap & warm water. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or: apply an enzyme based meat tenderizer in a poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal into a paste & apply. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite with a black dot in the middle and pus around it, also a big red circle around keeps getting bigger everyday is painfull too!

I have a bug bite with a black dot in the middle and pus around it, also a big red circle around keeps getting bigger everyday is painfull too!

Bug bite: The black spot may be a retained stinger which is acting as a foreign body and causing infection. Consultvyour doctor or check in oat an er for further evaluation and treatment with the possibility of oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I I have some kind of bug bite. I just noticed it today. It keeps getting bigger. Its red around the center with a dark red dot in the center.?

I I have some kind of bug bite. I just noticed it today. It keeps getting bigger. Its red around the center with a dark red dot in the center.?

Not unusual: Chemicals, foreign proteins, toxins, and enzymes are introduced from a bug bite and thus it is not uncommon that the reaction may get larger in the first 72 hrs. If pus develops, then the infection will need to be treated. If it itches, try topical hydrocortisone cream. If not, just leave it alone for a few days and see what develops. ...Read more

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Red bump thought it was a bug bite. Back of neck. Under my hair line. It feels like it's getting bigger. What could it be?

Red bump thought it was a bug bite. Back of neck. Under my hair line. It feels like it's getting bigger. What could it be?

Skin bumps: Skin bumps may include pimples, sebaceous cysts, and other scarier things including blowflies. Things to discuss with your doctor include how long it's been there, any fever, pain, oozing. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son got bit by a bug or insect 2 weeks ago and his bite is getting bigger. It’s like a bulls eye kind of shape. When will it get better. I saw a doctor a week in and they said it should heal itself. But it’s getting bigger daily.?

My son got bit by a bug or insect 2 weeks ago and his bite is getting bigger. It’s like a bulls eye kind of shape. When will it get better. I saw a doctor a week in and they said it should heal itself. But it’s getting bigger daily.?

Need to examine: Https://search. Yahoo. Com/yhs/search? P=lyme+disease+pictures&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

The rash may be due to bite of a Lyme disease carrying tick. If it looks anything like the pictures in the link above, see a different doctor for antibiotic treatment to prevent Lyme disease.
Wish you and your son good health! ...Read more

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I have been bitten by something in two spots on my chest, one is red and getting bigger the other is not and there are 3 prick marks that get crusty?

I have been bitten by something in two spots on my chest, one is red and getting bigger the other is not and there are 3 prick marks that get crusty?

Bites on chest: With any insect bites you want to keep the area clean. Use an antibacterial soap and water and then apply an antibiotic and cortisone cream twice a day. If the area continues to get bigger or you develop a fever you need to go to the ER to make sure you don't develop a serious infection. Don't pick at it ...Read more

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2 warts on the bottom+side of big toe. I have been going at it with a scalpel trying to get the roots out but they keep getting bigger. They hurt?

2 warts on the bottom+side of big toe. I have been going at it with a scalpel trying to get the roots out but they keep getting bigger. They hurt?

Do not scrape...: In your attempt to get to the root of the problem by scraping the virus away, you are actually spreading the virus. Warts thrive on the foot, in part, because of the increased moisture. You must dry or dehydrate the surrounding skin before debridement can work. There are various solutions that will do the job. Consult with a foot specialist for the various options. ...Read more

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I have a big lump holding fluids on the shaft of my penis and is starting to get sore and seems to be getting bigger what can this be?

I have a big lump holding fluids on the shaft of my penis and is starting to get sore and seems to be getting bigger what can this be?

Here are some. ..: What you described most likely represents developing an abscess in a sebaceous cyst, which will eventually burst and rupture itself and heal. But, a complete excision is needed to prevent its recurrence. The best time to do so is while a lump is formed but without superimposed infection; such minor procedure can be done under local anesthesia, If any doubt, ask doc timely. ...Read more

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I have a hard, painful, big lump near my vagina. I feel like it grows a bit bigger every day. What do I have and why?

I have a hard, painful, big lump near my vagina. I feel like it grows a bit bigger every day. What do I have and why?

Depends: Depending on the location you could have a Bartholin's cyst or infected gland. Some hair follicles can get infected and cause the same thing. It may require drainage or an antibiotic if an infection is present. You need to have this checked ...Read more

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Do you get more fat cells when you gain fat, or are the present fat cells in your body getting bigger?

Do you get more fat cells when you gain fat, or are the present fat cells in your body getting bigger?

Both: But the opposite is different: when you lose weight the cells will mostly shrink, but stay there (not disappear). That is one reason why is important to avoid unnecessary weight gain. Keep a healthy diet, do exercise, avoid fast food and excess of sugars/fats; eat more raw and natural. Ask your dr for an ideal diet for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I don't know what bit me but I keep scratching it it's now red and it's getting bigger. It scrates so bad?

I don't know what bit me but I keep scratching it it's now red and it's getting bigger. It scrates so bad?

Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My son got bite by a spider today is the second day and it look like its getting bigger. What can I do? I clean it with alcohol.

My son got bite by a spider today is the second day and it look like its getting bigger. What can I do? I clean it with alcohol.

Not likely serious: 1. For a serious spider bite, the appearance will be profound and progressive: ER.
2. Any spider or insect bite will leave a puncture wound and an area of inflammation.
A) Inflamed area can spread, especially with scratching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hydrocortisone can help.
B) Puncture site can become infected and should be monitored and kept clean. See doc if there is drainage or spreading redness! ...Read more

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Have mosquito bites from the 15th they are getting bigger. Size of a quarter and larger, itch like crazy, one hurts! What can I do to ease itch?

Have mosquito bites from the 15th they are getting bigger. Size of a quarter and larger, itch like crazy, one hurts! What can I do to ease itch?

Antihistamine: Taking an oral antihistamine such as claritin, (loratadine) or Allegra should help the itching. Use can use over the counter products such as afterbite for symptomatic relief. In addition, a prescription topical steroid ointment would be helpful. See your doctor. ...Read more

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The Brown bit of my nipple is getting bigger. What does that mean?

The Brown bit of my nipple is getting bigger. What does that mean?

Most likely normal: It is normal to increase size of areola after pregnancies. If it is unilateral and irregular then you needs to be examined. ...Read more

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I'm running to get thinner but my legs are just getting bigger. Any advice?

I'm running to get thinner but my legs are just getting bigger. Any advice?

Continue running: Your legs are building more muscle so they are getting bigger. If you continue running and watching your diet you will get thinner, . ...Read more

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I have a spider bite that has blistered its getting bigger as the day goes by and filled with liquid what should I do?

I have a spider bite that has blistered its getting bigger as the day goes by and filled with liquid what should I do?

See your doctor: Don't try to open if or desl with it yourself. These can quickly turn very messy if you try to of something yourself. Please see someone ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this coldsore? Don't want it getting bigger. And should I use abreva?

How do I get rid of this coldsore? Don't want it getting bigger. And should I use abreva?

Cold sores: That is one option. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more