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I have small lumps under the skin of my lower chest, they feel like little lumps of fat. I also have slightly puffy nipples which make it look worse?

I have small lumps under the skin of my lower chest, they feel like little lumps of fat. I also have slightly puffy nipples which make it look worse?

Gynecomastia?: Small smooth soft rubbery mobile lumps within the lower chest may be fat or breast tissue. Collections under the nipple and areola can cause puffy nipples, a mild form of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia usually begins at puberty, and often resolves in a few years. If persistent, surgical removal can help. Consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to learn more. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep daily showers brief and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Once, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
Once
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I have a lump growing under the skin above my left ribs. It is soft (feels like fat tissue)- recently started hurting. Have had chronic cough x1 yr.

I have a lump growing under the skin above my left ribs.  It is soft (feels like fat tissue)- recently started hurting.  Have had chronic cough x1 yr.

Probable lipoma: The lump is probably a lipoma, which is a benign fat tumor. If you see a dermatologist, they can usually tell you whether it could be anything else and whether it it worth removing it. ...Read more

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I have big lumps under the skin on the face and neck, what are they?

I have big lumps under the skin on the face and neck, what are they?

These could be: cysts, lipomas, or many other benign tumors, see dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Hydrate well with purified water
Once
Avoid sugars, dairy, soy, GMO products
Once
Avoid fried and grilled foods
Once
Avoid using harsh detergents in shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreen
Once
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What are these hard lumps under the skin of my outer thighs placed one after the other?

What are these hard lumps under the skin of my outer thighs placed one after the other?

Cellulite: Possibly a result of cellulite which results in lumps and dimpling or indentations in the skin. ...Read more

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I have small lumps under the skin on my penis should I be worried?

I have small lumps under the skin on my penis should I be worried?

Maybe skin cysts?: A little bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. On a penis, tiny permanent whitish bumps near hairs may be normal and not need removal. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use topical Benadryl
once
Avoid offending agent
once
Nickel is often cause of skin allergies
once
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Why do mosquito bites become large red lumps under the skin after you scratch them?

Why do mosquito bites become large red lumps under the skin after you scratch them?

Histamine: Scratching the skin releases histamine the bodies itch and swelling chemical. Its release leads to redness and swelling. ...Read more

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