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I have been experiencing goosebumps down one side of my body for 2 months. The goosebumps present themselves in strange patterns on the skin. Advice?

I have been experiencing goosebumps down one side of my body for 2 months. The goosebumps present themselves in strange patterns on the skin. Advice?

Goosebumps: Do the goosebumps itch? There is a condition called keratosis pilaris that often occurs over the ouside of the upper arms and occasionally on the upper outer thighs, but these usually do not itch. An over-the-counter lotion, amlactin, often helps this condition. If it itches, it might be due to a medication you have been taking. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause vertigo? Have also gotten goosebumps on one side of body.

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause vertigo? Have also gotten goosebumps on one side of body.

It can.: If you are having excessive pain, your autonomic system can get affected. It is possible vertigo and unusual skin rash/color is related to neck condition. It is best to ask your primary care to review your symptoms all together. ...Read more

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I get goosebumps on one side of my body and the other side is fine also feel the same in my head, I suffer from migraines & take 3 amitriptyline pills?

I get goosebumps on one side of my body and the other side is fine also feel the same in my head, I suffer from migraines & take 3 amitriptyline pills?

Weird: It sounds like you may be having some strange side effect from the amitriptyline. With nothing else to go on, that sounds at least feasible. Because it is a medication that affects nerves, see if you can taper or stop the med (with your Family Doc's permission). A drug holiday could give you one piece of information to go on. If it's not that, then keep looking for other weirdness. ...Read more

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Just started today having goosebump feeling only on right side of body especially scalp and right arm and back. Happens randomly and only on that side?

Just started today having goosebump feeling only on right side of body especially scalp and right arm and back. Happens randomly and only on that side?

Goose bumps: This is a reflex, an action your body has automatically without you even thinking about it. When you get cold or experience a strong emotion, your brain sends signals to your muscles that make them tense up. When the muscles in your skin that are attached to hairs do this, they make the hairs stand up & pull your skin up just a bit, creating goose bumps. The reflex helps to get the muscles warmed ...Read more

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I fell& hit my head. I had a goose egg which now has went down but my left side of forehead&right before bottom of eye swollen/bruise. No side effects?

I fell& hit my head. I had a goose egg which now has went down but my left side of forehead&right before bottom of eye swollen/bruise. No side effects?

Gravity: The goose egg was a hematoma. A hematoma is bleeding under the skin that clots and forms a mass. The body then breaks up this clot and some of it "leaks" and appears to spread to a different area. In most cases, the spreading is below the original injury which is simply due to gravity. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic bilateral inguinal hernia surgery 2 months ago. One side is still very swollen - goose egg size, and tender. Should I be worried?

I had laparoscopic bilateral inguinal hernia surgery 2 months ago. One side is still very swollen - goose egg size, and tender. Should I be worried?

U should C Ur surgon: May not b a significant finding but u need 2 c ur surgeon and have it evaluated now, & get his/her opinion. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of getting goosebumps on one leg. Some times it happens several times in an hour while sometimes I will go a couple days with?

What are possible causes of getting goosebumps on one leg. Some times it happens several times in an hour while sometimes I will go a couple days with?

Goosebumps: Goose bumps are a temporary local change in the skin. The chain of events leading to this skin change starts with a stimulus such as cold or fear or heat stimulus causes a nerve discharge from an involuntary portion of the nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system. The nerve discharge causes contraction of little muscles called the arrectores pilorum (the hair erector muscles). ...Read more

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Goosebumps on one arm only. Not cold at all. Feeling off or can't focus well for several weeks. What could this be?

Goosebumps on one arm only. Not cold at all. Feeling off or can't focus well for several weeks. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with off and on cold sensations down the front of my right leg for two weeks. Feels like goosebumps. Only lasts for few seconds?

I've been dealing with off and on cold sensations down the front of my right leg for two weeks. Feels like goosebumps. Only lasts for few seconds?

A number of things: This could be related to a number of things. If it affects that thigh area, may be meralgia paresthestica. But like most things, if it does not improve, seek care. ...Read more

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I have white like goose bumps around the base and side parts of my shaft they get hard when I do. It's like being naturally ribbed. No side affects.?

I have white like goose bumps around the base and side parts of my shaft they get hard when I do. It's like being naturally ribbed. No side affects.?

Possible warts: Venereal warts are nontender bumps, which usually start out as tiny smooth raised areas on either men or women. Often women may have no visible lesions. Some strains of human, an papilloma virus can case cervical cancer. The virus is transmitted through sexual contact. Lesions can be treated by freezing or application of a desiccant, either by your doctor or by rx. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son is having like goosebumps in his body after having an on and off fever. Its been 3 days, after his fever. What is the cause of it?

My 2 year old son is having like goosebumps in his body after having an on and off fever. Its been 3 days, after his fever. What is the cause of it?

Maybe fever: Goosebumps can appear as the body attempts to raise its temperature. Hives or urticaria are sometimes seen after a viral infection and may be confused with goosebumps. Hives itch, goosebumps don't. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and for some reason out of now where I get goosebumps On my body and at times it feels like it's numbed, I get them when im not cold?

I'm 16 years old and for some reason out of now where I get goosebumps On my body and at times it feels like it's numbed, I get them when im not cold?

Goosebumps: Can be a response to cold, or fear (Goosebumps!) or nervousness. Short lived tingling sensations are also common. Keep a log of what you feel in addition to the temperature and see if you can discover a pattern. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old child has bumps all over his entire body they look like goosebumps what is wrong with him?

Many possibilities: If not having any "symptoms" (like fever or sore throat) then it is probably either an allergic rash or even keratosis pilaris. If sick, them check with your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Any way to make my nose back to its normal size I crashed into a pole and got a goose egg the goose egg swelled down but my nose got fatter

Any way to make my nose back to its normal size I crashed into a pole and got a goose egg the goose egg swelled down but my nose got fatter

If: If your nose looks different despite improvement of your swelling you may have a nasal fracture. This may need to be fixed with surgical fracture reduction (if the injury was within the last 10 days or so) to reset the bones in the proper position. More formal reconstructive rhinoplasty may be needed if the bones have already set in place, though.

You can visit with a facial plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist (ENT) to have your nose checked out to see what treatment you may need. ...Read more

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Why am I having goose bumps in my back and hip area since three to four days. I only sit and lie down cuz im handicapped and can't walk. Plz help?

Why am I having goose bumps in my back and hip area since three to four days. I only sit and lie down cuz im handicapped and can't walk. Plz help?

Autonomic Issue?: People that have history of disability or spinal cord injury and do not ambulate have a potential to have an autonomic dysfunction which causes the blood pressure to rise, heart rate to increase, cause goosebumps/hair to raise etc. Sometimes it is related to infection, bowel impaction, stress, etc. You may want your doctor to evaluate your vital signs and consider medications to help. ...Read more

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My daughter has been on approximately 10 migraine meds for past 6 months, none helped. She has chronic goosebumps and her body temp is out of whack.

My daughter has been on approximately 10 migraine meds for past 6 months, none helped. She has chronic goosebumps and her body temp is out of whack.

Right diagnosis?: When a person suffers with recurrent symptoms despite trials of appropriate treatment regimens, especially when combined with symptoms that are not typical of the suspected condition, the original diagnosis should be reconsidered. A neurologist should be able to shed more light on the source of your daughters pain. An MRI of the brain with and without contrast would be a helpful study. ...Read more

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Huge goose egg on my 1 year olds forehead from a bite. What can I do to make the swelling go down?

Huge goose egg on my 1 year olds forehead from a bite. What can I do to make the swelling go down?

ER: Get to the ER or urgent care now. If it is as you describe, this warrants attention now. No time to take a chance with one so little. Go Now. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting unexplained chills? I have goose bumps all over my body and they are painful. Complete blood work came back fine.

Why do I keep getting unexplained chills? I have goose bumps all over my body and they are painful. Complete blood work came back fine.

See your doctor: You need to see your physician. Chills and goos bumps explainable but painful, something need to be check. May be some allergens or infection. ...Read more

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My son has developed a dry rash all over his body it looks like thousands of goose bumps. He's fine in himself. It's like clusters in places. He's 3.

My son has developed a dry rash all over his body it looks like thousands of goose bumps. He's fine in himself. It's like clusters in places. He's 3.

Difficult to tell.: It's very difficult to identify rashes from a description on the internet. Have his doctor take a look so you can find out if is anything to worry about. ...Read more

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I got a rash I guess from using organic jojoba oil its spread all over my body. It has gotten better now it looks like goose bumps and it itches. Why?

I got a rash I guess from using organic jojoba oil its spread all over my body. It has gotten better now it looks like goose bumps and it itches. Why?

Allergic: You might have developed an allergy contact skin allergy to jojoba oil. Stop using it and try topical hydrocoritsone cream and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get goosebumps on just one thigh? More than usual lately, plus a relaxing shiver. I also get them in same area when aroused. Related?

Is it normal to get goosebumps on just one thigh? More than usual lately, plus a relaxing shiver. I also get them in same area when aroused. Related?

What's normal???: When it comes to goosebumps (or "piloerection"), there probably is no "normal." People get them in all kinds of weird ways. Sometimes this is an indication of an imbalance in your so-called "autonomic" nerves (nerves that make you sweat, flush, get goosebumps and all kinds of other embarassing things) but this is rare and in the case of goosebumps, an interesting conversation at a party. ...Read more

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My three year old hit his had on a vending machine earlier today got a goose egg knot acting fine but the knot hadn't went down should I be concerned?

My three year old hit his had on a vending machine earlier today got a goose egg knot acting fine but the knot hadn't went down should I be concerned?

HEAD TRAUMA: Not to worry if there is no loss of consciousness or vomiting. Child is playful. Put ice first 24 hours then warm compress to the bump. See md if there is unusual sx. ...Read more