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Arm, hand & elbow pain & skin burning forearm. X Ray neg. How was dx of RSD made without testing for ulnar nerve impingement?

Arm, hand & elbow pain & skin burning forearm. X Ray neg. How was dx of RSD made without testing for ulnar nerve impingement?

RSD: RSD is now called chronic regional pain syndrome. It is a clinical diagnosis but sometimes we use a bone scan that can help detect changes and then affected extremity. I recommend to my patients the use of topical pain creams such as diclofenac and others. I would also recommend evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

Painful Skin (Definition)

Painful skin can occur with burns, nerve injuries, rashes, illnesses, psychological illnesses, and with fever. Depending on the cause dictates what to take and how to treat it. It is any area of skin that hurts or is ...Read more


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What to do. Stung 2 weeks ago not sure by what. Swelling not elevated itchy arm hurt very warm to touch. Seems like it's under skin pain spreading?

What to do. Stung 2 weeks ago not sure by what. Swelling not elevated itchy arm hurt very warm to touch. Seems like it's under skin pain spreading?

possible abscess: Some insect stings leave a stinger under your skin. If it is red, warm, tender, and getting worse you may have an abscess that might need to be drained, or possibly cellulitis (skin infection) that requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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Neck/Elbow Rash (10 years), sudden Hair Loss, Fatigue, Severe Joint Pain, Heart Flutter/ Chest Spasms, Anemia, muscle Weakness, Headaches, Skin Pain?

Neck/Elbow Rash (10 years), sudden Hair Loss, Fatigue, Severe Joint Pain, Heart Flutter/ Chest Spasms, Anemia, muscle Weakness, Headaches, Skin Pain?

Please see someone: It sounds uncomfortable. With so many symptoms you may have a systemic condition, a functional condition like fibromyalgia, or a combination of both. Rheumatologists are experienced at helping you sort all this out. ...Read more

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Sore skin on arm no other symptoms. 20 yr old female. Had a flu shot 2 weeks ago but feel fine otherwise.

Sore skin on arm no other symptoms. 20 yr old female. Had a flu shot 2 weeks ago but feel fine otherwise.

Umm, hard to say.: There is nothing specific about the skin you describe that gives us a clue as to what exactly is going on medically. Does the rash go away--or is it persistent? Is the skin itchy?... Is it smooth or rough? Does it get worse or change colors after a hot shower?... As you can see, there are too many questions unanswered; however, taking a wild guess this may be post-injection neuralgia. Ask your md. ...Read more

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I have had a small raised bump about the size of a bug bite on my arm for about a yr. It is hard but not painful. Skin colored. What could it be.

I have had a small raised bump about the size of a bug bite on my arm for about a yr. It is hard but not painful. Skin colored. What could it be.

1 Look=1000 words: Too hard to tell from this limited information. Go see your family doctor or a dermatologist and have them look at it. Chances are they can take one look at it and know exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Elbow lumps : Without further information, "lumps under skin of elbows" could be cause by a long and dizzying list of things. Epitrochlear lymph nodes, tophi, rheumatoid nodules, lipoma, cyst, etc. Guessing is not advised. Seeing your doctor to obtain a formal diagnosis is! ...Read more

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Is the skin on the elbow dead skin?

Is the skin on the elbow dead skin?

Dead skin: There is live skin on the elbow and there is a variable amount of skin that is dead. ...Read more

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What can I do for skin pain due to lupus?

What can I do for skin pain due to lupus?

There: Are meds for nerve pain which is what sounds like what you have. Talk to your doc to see if they will try one for you. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for severe skin pain?

What are some treatments for severe skin pain?

Depends...: This depends on what the pain is from. Skin pain can be from so many things, burns, infections, allergies, neuropathies, etc. If you are unsure what it is from and continue to have pain, I would recommend seeing a physician as soon as you can, especially if pain is severe. Best of luck and I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What cream can alleaviate skin pain from herpes?

What cream can alleaviate skin pain from herpes?

Doxepin cream 5%: Topical Doxepin is easy to use & very safe. Sometimes using large amounts causes mild drowsiness. Start using it at bedtime. Use it as often as needed to control pain. Most people begin at 4 times a day and gradually reduce frequency as they improve. This may require 2-4 months or more. About 20% of people become allergic after long use & stop. It is far safer & far more effective than anything el. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of dry/rough skin on the elbows?

How can one get rid of dry/rough skin on the elbows?

Good Moisturizer: Try a medical grade moisturizer like the md performance avocado co-q10 body balm — excellent for hands and elbows http://mdperformance. Com/store/products/category/md-performance-moisturizers. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to moisturize/hydrate skin on elbows?

What are the best ways to moisturize/hydrate skin on elbows?

Elbow dryness: I prefer high concentration glycolic acid products for moisturizing thick dry skin such as on elbows and feet. My fav is neostrata lotion. ...Read more

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Why are skin conditions found usually on the knees and elbows?

Koebner: Some skin diseases, psoriasis being a good example, follow trauma- hence the distribution to elbows, knees, hands, feet. This is called the koebner phenomenon. ...Read more

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Red lumps under skin of elbows and a few down the back of forearm?

Red lumps under skin of elbows and a few down the back of forearm?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: If these bumps are non-tender. They may be Rheumatoid nodules. Uric Acid deposits from Gout can give similar bumps. The nodules can be tested by a Dermatologist, to find out what they are. ...Read more

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Sharp irritating skin pain in the side. Could it be zoster coming back?

Sharp irritating skin pain in the side. Could it be zoster coming back?

Recurrent zoster...: Recurrent zoster is very rare, but it does happen. Treatment (with valacyclovir or famciclovir) would be the same as the first time; but there are other possible causes, such as herpes simplex, a pulled muscle, a cracked rib, or even an internal issue. You should see your doctor and get this sorted out. ...Read more

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I have skin pain that has no visible cause. What are risk factors for recurrent shingles?

I have skin pain that has no visible cause. What are risk factors for recurrent shingles?

Recurrent shingles: According to the 2008 edition of "harrison's principles of internal medicine, " recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies. The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. See doctor. ...Read more

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My dr wants to take out my artifical radial head in my elbow is this a good idea should I have it done

My dr wants to take out my artifical radial head in my elbow is this a good idea should I have it done

Most : Most radial head prothesis do not require removal. There are some circumstances that require removal. If there is intractable pain, or osteolysis around the prosthesis (bone being eroded) a removal may be indicated. I have personally only removed one prosthesis in my career. ...Read more

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The bone in my elbow feels like it about to pierce through the skin and it hurts really bad. What could be wrong?

The bone in my elbow feels like it about to pierce through the skin and it hurts really bad. What could be wrong?

See MD: You may have bursitis in your elbow, a fracture, an infection in your joint, bone spur, or other problem. Rest, ice, elevate, NSAIDs, and see an MD for an x-ray and exam. Hope you feel better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a 15-year-old girl and the skin on my elbows and antecubital space is darker and more rigid. Could you help me?

I'm a 15-year-old girl and the skin on my elbows and antecubital space is darker and more rigid. Could you help me?

Likely Eczema: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that often occurs on the wrists and antecubital region of arms leading to discoloration, scaling, redness, and itching. You might have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe and is treated with topical steroid creams and daily moisturization. See doctor for more details. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump under the skin above the elbow, have had it four years now but now I'm starting to get sharp pains in my elbow.

I have a hard lump under the skin above the elbow, have had it four years now but now I'm starting to get sharp pains in my elbow.

This needs a hands-: -on exam. Start with Ur PCP & get referred if needed. Not a usual place 4 a lyump node unless close 2 the elbow in the epichondylar area. Pain is not associated with them either. Could B an infected cyst, but that's just a guess U do need 2 B C-n. ...Read more

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I have a small lump/bump under (inside) my skin around my right elbow it does not hurt but can be felt and is somewhat visible. I am freaking out.?

Possible cyst: These are always difficult, even when seen in person. Cysts, lipoma (little fatty growths) and rheumatoid nodules can all cause similar little lumps under the skin. Though most are benign, it is worth getting it checked out by your primary doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I got elbowed in my head playing basket ball, now everytime I touch the spot where I got hit I fill a pulse on the top of my head... What should I do?

I got elbowed in my head playing basket ball, now everytime I touch the spot where I got hit I fill a pulse on the top of my head... What should I do?

Icem NSAID, obs: An elbow to the head -ouch! Probably caused a bump called a hematoma which is a collection of blood just under the scalp.
The skull is quite thick and very tough, this injury is between skull and skin, not in the brain. Ice the area, take Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) at proper doses, and it should slowly shrink and resolve. If any dizziness, vision changes, etc, see a doc. ...Read more

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I scraped my elbow on pavement today. A vein has slightly swollen, with the skin surrounding it. The vein is dark-reddish, skin is brown. Is this bad?

I scraped my elbow on pavement today. A vein has slightly swollen, with the skin surrounding it. The vein is dark-reddish, skin is brown. Is this bad?

Sounds ok: This seems like a normal hematological healing process. If you see signs of infection like pus or increasing redness of the skin around the spot, see MD. ...Read more

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Slight skin numbness in loca area of left outer forearm below elbow crease. No pain.6 days now. No injury. Feels a bit deeper than the skin. Any idea?

Slight skin numbness in loca area of left outer forearm below elbow crease. No pain.6 days now. No injury. Feels a bit deeper than the skin. Any idea?

Tennis elbow: This could be a lateral epicondylitis is also known as tennis elbow. You should ask your physician to examine you and see if there is point tenderness at the Eli condyle. This can be helped with heat, ice, exercises. Sometimes injections are necessary ...Read more

Skin Pain (Definition)

Skin pain. Skin is the outer layer of tissue that covers the body. Skin pain = ...Read more


Sore Skin (Definition)

Sore skin = discomfort in outer layer of ...Read more