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Is There Such A Thing As Heat Lumps
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 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
55yrs; already menopausal; experiencing dulling pain in left breast, underside. No lumps found. Best relief so far is cupping/heat. Concerned greatly?
I have a row of lumps under the skin on my right leg. They are sore to touch, heat coming from the area but no mark on the skin. About 1-2cm round.?
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
Weird rash on whole stomach for a week looks like millions of little zits or raised lumps. Doesn't look like heat rash. Don't usually get pimples.
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
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
I have a hard lump on the front middle of my tibia I discovered it three weeks ago. I have also been feeling run down and have had several headaches. I have tried ice and heat packs along with massage but nothing has worked. There has been slight growth o
Exam by md: Get to your family physician and have an exam to diagnose the cause of all your symptoms. ...Read more
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?
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
I have intermittent pain in the back of my knee when walking. What could it be. No lump, heat or redness?
Could be any thing: See u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Slightly Itchy red lump appeared yesturday, 2 inches diameter, swollen, no pain, no heat, no opening, or sign of insect bite. Dermatitis or mrsa??
See your doctor: To have it evaluated as it can have numerous causes. ...Read more
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
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.?
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
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)
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
Hi have a bunion, toe throbbing, no heat or swelling, just hard lump. It comes and goes, but mostly evening time, what to do. Don't wear heels,?
Podiatrist: Hi Leona either an orthopedist who specializes in foot and ankle or a podiatrist can help with this problem ...Read more
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
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
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
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