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Causes Of Itchy Bumps On Left And Right Calves
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Tingling sensation on TOP of forearms, hands and thighs. Mostly on left side. What could this be??
Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is this red spots skin in my legs and feels so itchy, multiple red spots and both my left and right legs..Very itchy?
Inflammatory rash.: What you are describing may be inflammation of the skin or of the hair follicles. Try treating with an over-the-counter topical steroid, but if this is not helpful within 2-3 days, see a dermatologist. The fact there are many spots, and it is so itchy, warrants medical treatment. ...Read more
... Shingles ...: 39 y/o female says I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful? If one has had Chicken Pox in younger years, Shingles will be the first to consider. Because the Eye on the same side could be affected, even if it was a different infection, best to see the PCP to be sure & to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Contact Rash: Typically if you have a one sided specific area it may be related to something you have come in contact with. Make sure you see your primary doctor, and initially look for what may be coming in contact with that area. Also note if there is pus, or redness in the area. Other possibilities include viruses etc, but unlikely just to be in one area. ...Read more
Very light pain on both sides of scrotum with veins on left side feeling swollen and bunched and sometimes going under testicle! Help please.
Get evaluated: It sounds like possible a condition called a varicocele, which is a swelling of the veins in the scrotum. There are however more serious issues that need to be ruled out, such as testicular torsion. This depends on if this is a chronic condition or if happening for the first time today. If happening just now, go get immediate medical attention. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Possibly lipomas: which are benign fatty masses. These can occur anywhere, are localized and occasionally even tender. You may want to see your family physician for a check up to see exactly what they are. ...Read more
The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?
Doctor can evaluate: In order to swell up just on one side, there has to be more blood or more fluid in that side of the body. The primary care doctor might check to see if there is a blood clot or blood flow problem, if there is a problem in the nerves or nerve signals to that side of the body, if there is fluid in the tissues that is settling into one side of the body due to gravity or lymphatic blockage, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bf & I both have a rash on the right side of our necks and right inner elbows. The rashes are red, raised, and itchy. Any ideas what it is?
Allergic reaction?: If two normal healthy people start to get similar rashes on just the neck and part of one arm, and the bumps are itchy, red, and raised, it is likely that they have some allergic reaction. Reactions may be to poison oak, poison ivy, cosmetics, sunscreens, foods they shared, animals they petted, etc... It could also be "bugs" that bit them both, such as mosquitos or other insects. ...Read more
I am experiencing random bumps on the back of my thigh,they are spreading, swelling and red its leaking some sort of liquid. It's now on my upper arm.
Cellulitis: Needs to rule out infection. Need virtual consult or face to face evaluation. ...Read more
I have several pea-sized lumps on both my right and left side of my groin, right where my leg meets with my trunk. What could this be?
"Swollen pimple": If a little red raised bump on your body you initially thought was a pimple starts to swell, it may be a signs of an infection, especially if there is associated redness & tenderness. These may progress to more advanced infections. After you are examined, your doctor will be able to decide on specific treatments, such as antibiotics or incision & drainage. These are easier to treat if done soon. ...Read more
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