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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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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

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The goitre on my neck is getting bigger and my ft4 is 84.4, would it be appropriate to get an operation?

The goitre on my neck is getting bigger and my ft4 is 84.4, would it be appropriate to get an operation?

No: You have severe hyperthyroidism and need to see a thyroid specialist asap. Your thyroid disease needs to be controlled before any surgery is considered. ...Read more

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Why would I have a hard bumb on my arm that keeps getting bigger months after a dog bite ?

Why would I have a hard bumb on my arm that keeps getting bigger months after a dog bite ?

Animal bite: Any animal bite most of the time requires proper washing and prophylactic antibiotics. Depending on the location of the bite wound, it may cause localized cellulitis, abscess, tendon, joint or even bone infection. You may need at least an X-ray, possible incision and drainage by plastic surgeon or dermatologist and appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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I bit the side of my tongue a few times and a white growth appeared. It seems to be slowly getting bigger and not going away. Any ideas?

I bit the side of my tongue a few times and a white growth appeared. It seems to be slowly getting bigger and not going away. Any ideas?

Need see doc: If it is not going away, you need to have it looked at. If it was not there until you bit it, likely is ok. But would tell you to have it checked. ...Read more

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I got bit by a tick about a month ago and it seems as if the spot where it was is getting bigger and is itching more and more it seems like every day.

I got bit by a tick about a month ago and it seems as if the spot where it was is getting bigger and is itching more and more it seems like every day.

Lyme Disease: Early lyme disease is often heralded by rash known as "erythema migrans". Usually occurs within 1-2 weeks. Can be itchy. Skin infection with other bacteria such as staph is also possible, but would not be as itchy, more painful. Would be helpful to view the rash, but in either of the mentioned cases, antibiotics would be prescribed. ...Read more

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How do i get rid of the pain. Caused by the boil its getting bigger besides prescribed medications. I feel lik its getting larger n it hurts really bad?

How do i get rid of the pain. Caused by the boil its getting bigger besides prescribed medications. I feel lik its getting larger n it hurts really bad?

Boils can become: very painful, especially as they increase in size. The best home treatment that can also relieve pain is warm moist compresses 3-4x a day. The boil should open up and drain on its own. If not, you should see a dr who can lance and drain the boil which should relieve most of the pain, and may need to also check a wound culture and prescribe antibiotics. Good luck! ...Read more

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My keloid is getting bigger. They can't get me in at ku until sept. I can't wait that long. What can I do in the mean time to prevent it from growing mo?

My keloid is getting bigger. They can't get me in at ku until sept. I can't wait that long. What can I do in the mean time to prevent it from growing mo?

Scars: Moisturizing scars with hypoallergenic lotion is a great way to start. You can also gently rub the scar. This increased amount of pressure can help with reshaping the scar. ...Read more

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I felt a quick sting on torso while laying out two days ago, but didn't see a bug. It is now a huge painful red circle w/ hard center getting bigger.

I felt a quick sting on torso while laying out two days ago, but didn't see a bug.  It is now a huge painful red circle w/ hard center getting bigger.

Cellulitis: Because of spreading redness treatment is needed and consists of antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(nondrowsy) and the use of oral antibiotics like keflex,for example. I recommend going to the hospital emergency room where prompt evaluation and treatment can be obtained. You may be asked when your last tetanus shot was given. ...Read more

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I hav a boil on my left testical sack, big. Very painfull. It feels its getting bigger and bigger 2cm big. I use for the past 2 days bindoclav 1000mg ?

I hav a boil on my left testical sack, big. Very painfull. It feels its getting bigger and bigger 2cm big. I use for the past 2 days bindoclav 1000mg ?

Scrotal skin : If the lesion is limited to the scrotal skin then it may need to be incised and drained by a physician. Anabiotic with staph coverage is also recommend. ...Read more

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