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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

I have the bruises on my legs that resemble erythema nodosum and I tested negative for sarcoidosis. Should I still have a biopsy to rule out erythema and possibly answer the question of what exactly is wrong with me? I've been tested for lupus and tb. Bo

Easy does it

Sarcoidosis
As often as not, erythema nodosum appears for no reason whatever and goes away after a while. If you feel well otherwise, and are hepatitis C negative, and it was not precipitated by medication, and your physician is okay with just watching it for a few weeks, that's probably fine.
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what is the treatment for erythema nodosum?

Pills

Ibuprofen
usually nonsteroidals such as ibuprofen
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Can erythema nodosum be mistaken for folliculitis?

Not really

Folliculitis
Erythema nodosum is a reddened, tender nodule 1-5 inches with no pus, fluctuance or drainage. Folliculitis is an infected hair follicle that may progress to a small pusutle or an abscess.
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What is the definition or description of: Erythema Nodosum?

Erythematous nodules

Erythematous nodules, typically on the legs
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Dr. Clarence Lyons answered:

Can erythema nodosum come from contraceptive pills and antibiotics?

Associated with thes

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Birth control pills and sulfa related drugs have been associated with erythema nodosum.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell answered:

In which autoimmune diseases/disorders do you find erythema nodosum?

See below

Autoimmune
several---ulcerative colitis, sarcoid, crohn's to name a few
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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered:

I have erythema nodosum on both legs for a week now. What should I do?

E. Nodosum

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The underlying infection, drug, or disease should be identified and treated. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain and swelling. Analgesics, Rest
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Erythema nodosum occurs as a symptom of infections such as histoplasmosis?

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Erythema nodosum (EN) is an inflammatory disorder that involves tender nodules under the skin. It is associated with many systemic conditions including infections with Streptococcus, Chllamydia, Coccidiodomycosis, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, and Histoplasmosis. Also, sensitivity to certain medications are linked to EN, including antibiotics and birth control pills.
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Dr. Timothy Brown answered:

Will erythema nodosum affect my baby and pregnancy. I am 12 weeks. Help.

Should be OK

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Erythema nodosum is not going to have a direct effect on the baby but may certainly be uncomfortable for you. Medications that might normally be used tend to be either hazardous or at best untested for pregnancy, so your treatment options are pretty limited. It will generally resolve in a few weeks.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Had chronic erythema nodosum. now having wrist pain. severe and shoots up arm. fingers curling to palm? possible sacroidosis?

Yes

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If you have lymph nodes visible on chest x-ray or palpable, they maybe worth sampling and an angiotensin-converting enzyme assay ordered as well. This is a reasonable part of the workup for longstanding erythema nodosum. There are several other possibilities and I am glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health.
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