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I have recently been finding loads of small lumps all over my body and they are extremely itchy like prickly heat but they won't go away help please?

I have recently been finding loads of small lumps all over my body and they are extremely itchy like prickly heat but they won't go away help please?

Allergy??: Sounds like you may have hives, an allergic symptom to an insect bite, a plant (poison ivy), a food or a drug. Please get to see your family physician ASAP before it gets any worse. ...Read more

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I have been getting hard lumps under skin on legs that are red/scarred and itchy and painful they indent when pressed and worsen in. Heat or sunlight?

I have been getting hard lumps under skin on legs that are red/scarred and itchy and painful they indent when pressed and worsen in. Heat or sunlight?

Hard lumps: Since the lumps are bilateral one has to consider the possibility of erythema nodosom. This a rash that can appear s a result of many illnesses such as strep, tb, sarcoidosis, but basically the cause is unknown. If you are in pain you can take ibuprofen. Warm bathes can also ease the pain. The important thing is to see your doctor to see if he can establish a cause. ...Read more

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I keep breaking out in itchy red lumps on anywhere I heat up. Under my arms behind my knees even on my face today. Its really uncomfortable.?

I keep breaking out in itchy red lumps on anywhere I heat up. Under my arms behind my knees even on my face today. Its really uncomfortable.?

Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term swelling and redness (inflammation) of the skin. People with atopic dermititis may lack certain proteins in the skin, which leads to greater sensitivity. Treatment is with prescription topical cortisone and emollients. ...Read more

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Intermittent s pain in big toe, red hard lump, no heat, swelling, shoes don't affect it, worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off, bunion or gout?

Intermittent s pain in big toe, red hard lump, no heat, swelling, shoes don't affect it, worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off, bunion or gout?

Could be either: A painful, swollen big toe joint that occurs from time to time is likely to be gout or other type of arthritis. A permanent bump that is more painful after wearing shoes all day is more likely to be a bunion. By your description, bunion is more likely. See an orthopedic foot doctor or podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have a lump at base of neck top of spine it radiates painful heat causes headaches and sweats

I have a lump at base of neck top of spine it radiates painful heat causes headaches and sweats

Have it examined: Possibilities include lipoma/fatty tumor, sebaceous cyst, lymph node etc.
Have it examined by your dr for reassurance.
Take care! ...Read more

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Huge lump under skin under sideburn. Was painful to touch 1 month ago Applied heat. Now small pea size and doesn't hurt but still there. Any ideas?

Huge lump under skin under sideburn. Was painful to touch 1 month ago Applied heat. Now small pea size and doesn't hurt but still there. Any ideas?

Cyst needs evaluatio: You probably have a cyst that got inflamed and could happen again. Advise visitng your doctor to have this evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read more

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Hard, half dollar size lump in low back just above iliac crest about 4mo ago. Massage/stretc/heat do not help. Aches & sharp pain in area. Concerning?

Hard, half dollar size lump in low back just above iliac crest about 4mo ago. Massage/stretc/heat do not help. Aches & sharp pain in area. Concerning?

Depends: Could be a bursa. If asymptomatic and stable in size could watch. Any changes in character would have it looked at by general or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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12yr old boy has upper arm heat, lump, and swell. It went down but now it hurts to touch, like bruise.

12yr old boy has upper arm heat, lump, and swell. It went down but now it hurts to touch, like bruise.

See a doctor: It isn't clear how long he's had the swelling and pain, but it should probably be checked. ...Read more

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I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

Likely a hematoma: From what you describe, it sounds like a hematoma, or blood collection. It also may be other things. Seeing a doctor in person would be the way to go, really. ...Read more

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I have a hard white lump on face above lip. I tried acne medicine and heat compress and its still there. Its been four weeks.?

Unwanted lumps: I would assume that after four weeks it is time to see an expert in skin or primary care medicine. You have given it the good try to see if this will disappear on its own.

And, unlike many other problems in medicine, often skin issues like this are easily diagnosed with direct examination.

Without knowing more I would guess this is a sebaceous cyst. But, without seeing it this one is hard know. ...Read more

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I have a inner lump between my groin and thigh and have no clue what to do? I've iced it, put heat on it and taken tylenol (acetaminophen)

I have a inner lump between my groin and thigh and have no clue what to do? I've iced it, put heat on it and taken tylenol (acetaminophen)

Your: Your symptoms a kind of vague. The lump could be anything from a hernia, a cyst, a lymph node or a muscle strain. You might want to see your physicain to help sort this problem out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm having a strange heat sensation in my left breast but always in the same area. It comes and goes. No lump or rash presant. Lasts seconds?

Hi, I'm having a strange heat sensation in my left breast but always in the same area. It comes and goes. No lump or rash presant. Lasts seconds?

See a doctor: If it is bilateral and equal do not worry about it.
if it is unilateral, then see a doctor, something in that breast causing the feeling.
might not be anything serious, but it is better to be examined.
good luck ...Read more

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Recently, I've seen a white lump like a white heat acne on my clitoris. It doesn't grow bigger. And I don't feel hurt, itchy or sore. What is it?

Recently, I've seen a white lump like a white heat acne on my clitoris. It doesn't grow bigger. And I don't feel hurt, itchy or sore. What is it?

There are a number: Of different possibilities for your findings including several STDs. You need to see a health care provider for evaluation. Make an appointment today and avoid intercourse until you are evaluated. ...Read more

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Tender lump on back of neck, closer to spine, on the right side. Very stiff upper back muscles and pain. Lump has gotten smaller with applied heat?

Tender lump on back of neck, closer to spine, on the right side. Very stiff upper back muscles and pain. Lump has gotten smaller with applied heat?

Lump DDx: The differential diagnosis (DDx) of "lump" is mass-ive. If resolving with heat may be a tight "knotted" muscle. Consider seeing your primary MD to help with history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a lump about the size of a pea on the back of my head right above my hairline. I also noticed a rash on my neck that looks like a heat rash.

I have a lump about the size of a pea on the back of my head right above my hairline. I also noticed a rash on my neck that looks like a heat rash.

Cyst: The pea-sized bump is probably a hair follicle cyst called an epidermal or pilar cyst. The redness or heat rash worries me in that the cyst ruptured and the skin around it is now getting infected. You may need to see a dermatologsit and have the cyst removed and then take a 10 day course of oral antibiotics ...Read more

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My daughter woke up last week with a hard lump on the left side back of head, there is no redness, heat bite mark or sign of infection. It has maintai?

My daughter woke up last week with a hard lump on the left side back of head, there is no redness, heat bite mark or sign of infection. It has maintai?

Sebaceous cyst?: It could be a sebaceous cyst--these are common and not harmful.
Have it looked at the next time you go to the drs--just keep an eye on it.
If grows or has changes need to be removed. ...Read more

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Period is late almost a week. Small pea sided lump on side of breast. Easily maluable. Seems to reduce in size with massage and heat. Help?

Period is late almost a week. Small pea sided lump on side of breast. Easily maluable. Seems to reduce in size with massage and heat. Help?

Have lump medically: Evaluated. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a golf ball size lump in lower jaw the day before oral surgery. How many days til I start to worry? Using heat & motrin

I have a golf ball size lump in lower jaw the day before oral surgery. How many days til I start to worry? Using heat & motrin

Oh no!: Start to worry now! And do not use heat! Call your dentist immediately and if it's after hours there is usually a 24/7 emergency number. If you can't get in touch with the dentist, go to a 24/7 emergency medical facility or the emergency room of a local hospital. You need to be on the proper dose of an appropriate antibiotic and may need drainage of an acute infection. ...Read more

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GP checked few times - nothing Temporary sore tender lump under arm pit. Comes / goes. Possibly heat related? Had smell at times - used aluminum roll

GP checked few times - nothing Temporary sore tender lump under arm pit. Comes / goes. Possibly heat related? Had smell at times - used aluminum roll

Infected lymph nodes: Swelling in the armpit which is painful is due to enlarged infected lymph nodes and it can keep recurring. It can happen by shaving, use of deodorants and irritation. You have seen your GP, . Were you treated with antibiotics or not, Sometimes the lymph nodes have to be excised and biopsied as there are other causes of these lumps called Hydradenitis Suppurutiva which is a genetic condition ...Read more

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Hard lump on pubic mound 2 days. ER= too soon to lance. No head, no heat, tender. Satellite eruptions on butt clearing up. RX= Keflex Scared of MRSA?

Hard lump on pubic mound 2 days. ER= too soon to lance. No head, no heat, tender. Satellite eruptions on butt clearing up. RX= Keflex Scared of MRSA?

Simple tests: A surface culture and PCR analysis of the local area or skin scrapings would help to identify the presence of MRSA, versus MSSA (multiply-sensitive Staph Aureus), but this needs to be performed by a licensed OB-GYN, who can examine the pubic area for telltale signs of infection and help in your treatment ...Read more

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I found a lump on my 9 year old daughters breast. There is no rubor, swelling, or heat present. Is there anyway this could be breast cancer?

I found a lump on my 9 year old daughters breast. There is no rubor, swelling, or heat present. Is there anyway this could be breast cancer?

Very rare: It would be extremely rare for this to be breast cancer. Most likely you are feeling a breast bud. This the breast tissue that will begin to form. You should however discuss your concerns with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a painless hard lump in my eyelid that hasn't gone away with antibiotic eye drops, or occasional heat compresses. What could this be?

I have a painless hard lump in my eyelid that hasn't gone away with antibiotic eye drops, or occasional heat compresses. What could this be?

Probable chalazion: A chalazion is caused by inflammation in meibomian glands. Initial treatment consists of warm compresses to the area for 5 minutes 4 times a day, along with lid scrubs. If this doesn't solve the problem, then drops (azasite) can be prescribed. Surgical removal is available if all else fails. ...Read more