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What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

Lots of things: Allergies, contact dermatitis, insect bites, medication and many many other causes. To figure it out, we need more info such as pain, distribution, timing, appearance etc. If the problem does not go away within a few days, call your family doc! ...Read more

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Many swollen neck lymphs. itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone(was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. no other symptoms

Many swollen neck lymphs. itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone(was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray.  no other symptoms

Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes swollen for 8 months. Thought it was over a yr, but further backtracking shows sooner. I now have chest pains, itchiness, fatigue. Biopsy?

Lymph nodes swollen for 8 months. Thought it was over a yr, but further backtracking shows sooner. I now have chest pains, itchiness, fatigue. Biopsy?

Hold on: Don't plan your biopsy yet. Lots of things can cause enlarged lymph glands and they're not all bad. Sometimes they are enlarged in the neck but not big enough that it's a worry. I recommend you stop trying to figure it out online and go see a doctor for further evaluation. It may not be as bad as you suspect, but you do need to find out. ...Read more

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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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Itchy feet and legs at night and persistent chest infection what is this? Depression and feeling of illness and swollen glands

Itchy feet and legs at night and persistent chest infection what is this? Depression and feeling of illness and swollen glands

More info and see MD: Itchy skin may be associated with dry skin--happens moreso in winter or in people who swim a lot in pools. Persistent chest infection-external or internal--pneumonia or skin infection. depression should be addressed with your physician. swollen glands may be associated with a viral process, infection or an oncologic issue. Do you have fevers or recent infection and which glands are swollen? ...Read more

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What causes your ankles tobe swollen and itchy?

What causes your ankles tobe swollen and itchy?

See a doctor: These symptoms could be from many things. ...Read more

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My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?

My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?

Contact allergy: If your eyeballs are not involved, your problem may be from a contact allergy to something you have used on your face especially eye makeups. Touching the lids before the nail polish has totally dried up or using a rubber applicator when you are allergic to latex may be potential allergens as well. If you have a condition known as rosacea, this may involve the lids. See Dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers ?

What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers ?

Contact Dermatitis: Itchy swollen fingers may result from an allergic reaction of some type. Perhaps to some new environmental exposure such as poison ivy, detergent or soap, or something else you may have come in contact with. ...Read more

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What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

Xerosis or Reynaud's: The cold weather and low humidity removes the moisture barrier from the skin, causing substances to penetrate and cause irritation. Cold weather also may cause vasospsm in the fingers, reducing blood flow, which may result in the same dysfunction. Use moisturizers and gloves, and see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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My forearm is itchy and it is swollen and lumped up what could cause this to happen?

My forearm is itchy and it is swollen and lumped up what could cause this to happen?

Inflammation arm: Many conditions can cause swelling of the arms, including, but not limited, to an infection, tumor, circulation difficulty, and others. You should see your internal medicine at first, to direct you to the correct specialist. ...Read more

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What is the the cause of swollen itchy ankles? My duaghter is 20 years old and a varsity student. She has been suffering for the past 3 weeks

Stasis Dermatitis: She could have stasis dermatitis as a result of fluid overload. This can happen if the valves of the veins do a poor job of sending the blood up the leg and back to the heart. Usually starts with swelling, and then a red, itchy rash may develop where the skin is stretching (can be around entire ankle, but usually on the inside mostly). See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Swollen right tragus and very painful. The canal is constantly itchy. And I go about every 2-3 weeks and it comes and goes. Causes? Solutions?

Swollen right tragus and very painful. The canal is constantly itchy. And I go about every 2-3 weeks and it comes and goes. Causes? Solutions?

Otitis externa: If you pull the tragus, and there is tenderness, this may imply an otitis externa infection. This may indicate swimmers ear. Swimmers ear is an infection of the ear canal. It can happen from swimming or simply being submerged in the bathtub. A physician can look inside the canal to detect inflammation or signs of infection. This may then require topical antibiotics. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Many causes: Infection, abrasion, pad overuse, intercourse, etc. I think you get the idea. When it is swollen, get it checked out by a gyn md. ...Read more