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Subcutaneous (Definition)

The hypodermis, also called the hypoderm, subcutaneous tissue, subcutis, or superficial fascia, is the lowermost layer of the integumentary system in vertebrates. Types of cells that are found in the hypodermis are fibroblasts, adipose cells, and macrophages. It is derived from the mesoderm, but unlike the dermis, it is not derived from the dermatome ...Read more


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Can subcutaneous nodules(around 1 cm) on lower legs that slightly itch wid little swelling and blackening(purplish)of skin on legs be signs of cancer?

Can subcutaneous nodules(around 1 cm) on lower legs that slightly itch wid little swelling and blackening(purplish)of skin on legs be signs of cancer?

Let's biopsy: I'm actually more concerned about a cryoglobulin or leukocytoclastic vasculitis. If you have been offered a biopsy, by all means go for it. This does not sound like erythema nodosum, but i've learned not to try to second-guess a rash / skin eruption without seeing it. ...Read more

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Can hard subcutaneous nodules(around 1 CM each)on lower legs, that slightly itch and blackened skin and slight swelling of legs be symptoms of cancer?

Can hard subcutaneous nodules(around 1 CM each)on lower legs, that slightly itch and blackened skin and slight swelling of legs be symptoms of cancer?

There are many: Types of cancer but in your age group i would not jump to that conclusion? You likely had two sebaceous cysts or someting benign. Get seen but cancer is very low probability. Good luck. ...Read more

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When do subcutaneous nodules appear in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis?

When do subcutaneous nodules appear in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis?

Anytime/often later: Rheumatoid nodules occur in about 35% of RA patients. Interestingly, smoking and the use of Methotrexate increases the risk of developing these nodules. They tend to appear later in the disease course but can occur really at any time. ...Read more

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How to know when do subcutaneous nodules appear in course of ra(rheumatoid arthritis)?

How to know when do subcutaneous nodules appear in course of ra(rheumatoid arthritis)?

Usually never: Subcutaneous nodules are only present in about 20% of cases, they are usually associated with more severe disease. ...Read more

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My gf has skin nodules and the doctors don't know what they are. Who should she see?

My gf has skin nodules and the doctors don't know what they are. Who should she see?

A dermatologist: A dermatologist may be able to diagnose these nodules based on appearance; if the appearance is not diagnostic, a skin biopsy can be done to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

No: Cataplexy is tougher to treat than the narcolepsy daytime treatment, and, so far, xyrem seems to be the best approach, although some patients respond to nuvigil, pro vigil, or ritalin (methylphenidate). There is no known otc treatment so far. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a herbal/ayurvedic treatment for recurring cough?

Could you recommend a herbal/ayurvedic treatment for recurring cough?

Persistent cough: Persistent coughs may be from acid reflux. It is often silent other than the cough. You can try raising the head of the bed at night, and reducing acid causing foods. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the treatment for a subcutaneous abscess on the abdomen?

Need advice on what is the the treatment for a subcutaneous abscess on the abdomen?

I & D: The standard of care would be to make a small incision and allow it to drain. If for some reason it can't be incised than ir doctors can drain using ultrasound or ct. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal treatment for weak erection?

No: No herbal remedy will improve erections. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Your erection is probably fine, and may be just normal for you. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the herbal treatment for pimple control?

Herbal RX for acne: Step 1 mix 8 tbsp. Of turmeric powder and 5 tbsp. Of sesame or olive oil in a clean, dry bowl. Stir well until the turmeric mixture turns into a creamy paste. Step 2 leave paste on skin overnight. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment for subcutaneous emphysema?

Please help! what is the treatment for subcutaneous emphysema?

None: Subcutaneous emphysema is the seeping or air into the looser tissues such as the skin and the mediatinum. Treat the source and let nature take its course, it will resorb once the source is treated. ...Read more

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What should we do and is their any herbal treatment for allergies?

What should we do and is their any herbal treatment for allergies?

Avoid exposure: The simplest answer is to avoid exposure. However certain prophylactic remedies prior to exposure may help prevent full blown symptoms. ...Read more

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What treatment for a complex thyroid nodule?

What treatment for a complex thyroid nodule?

Nodule: If you have a complex thyroid nodule that meets certain criteria a thyroid nodule biopsy under ultrasound could be preformed. It is a simple procedure done with local anesthetic. Most thyroid modules are overwhelmingly benign. If positive additional studies and likely removal of that lone of the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can acne medication be used on skin nodules?

Can acne medication be used on skin nodules?

Skin nodules: There are many different kinds of skin nodules. Some are pimples and folliculitis and acne nodules. Acne medication could be used on those. However the majority of skin nodules are growths such as moles, dermatofibroma, seborrheic keratosis, or other malignant or benign neoplasm. See your dermatologist to evaluate the nodules and prescribe the appropriate therapy. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Skin Nodules (Definition)

Skin nodules = palpable collection ...Read more