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Itch On The Inside Of The Skin
Unlikely: It's unlikely that biting the inside of the cheek would cause bruising that's visible from the outside. The mucosal lining of the mouth is actually very tough, and you'd have to bite through a very thick layer of mucosa to cause bleeding that'd be visible as a bruise from the outside. ...Read more
Stys: It's probably a sty, a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: It can happen but is not common. There are blistering allergic conditions called bulbous disease. These require systemiic, internal medications to control. ...Read more
The skin at the around the head of my penis is dry and the skin has split, and on the head of my penis it sometimes looks dry and ashy... Why?
Balanitis: Treatment depends on the cause of the balanitis. For example, balanitis that is caused by bacteria may be treated with antibiotic pills or creams. Balanitis that occurs with skin diseases may respond to steroid creams. Anti-fungal creams will be prescribed if it is due to a fungus. ...Read more
I have these pimple like bumps near my vagina. Like on the skin on the outside of the lips. What is this?
Skin naval burns: 47 M from PA. Notes burning sensation on skin of stomach on outside above navel? I am not certain what the question is but picture 2 us or showing 2 ur Dr would be a big help. Would consider allergy 2 new belt buckle, skeeter bite, chigger bite, flea bite if pets, bed bug bite (usually 3 in row), first of more hives to come from something. Would have someone look at it if not gone is a few days. ...Read more
I have developed some small red bumps in the corners of my eye, not on the eyelid, but in the corner, not inside, but on the outside of the skin?
Bursitis?: The prepatellar bursa sits on front of the knee and can get inflamed and feel very tight. That's one possibility. This bursa can also get infected. Seek medical attention if not improving with rest, anti-inflammatories, ice. If you have redness, increased warmth or fever/chills, then seek attention urgently. ...Read more
No way to: Tell since we can't see the problem. Have your doctor check it out for you. ...Read more
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