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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