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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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Itchy lumps all over my legs and arms they are my skin colour and really itch.

Itchy lumps all over my legs and arms they are my skin colour and really itch.

Hives: What you describe sounds like hives, a nonspecific reaction of the skin that commonly occurs during an allergic response to some trigger. The trigger to the reaction can be many things; new food, bug bite, reaction to sun screen, etc. Lots of possibilities but only your own detective work may figure it out.Benedryl often helps with the itch. ...Read more

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I had a small itchy lump on my leg and didn't feel much pain on the day. During the night it swelled up and became a large puss filled wound. Help! ?

I had a small itchy lump on my leg and didn't feel much pain on the day. During the night it swelled up and became a large puss filled wound. Help! ?

See a physician: You are describing a bacterial infection of your leg. This needs medical attention and antibiotic medicine. Don't risk it getting worse by treating it yourself. ...Read more

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I have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. Swollen and red. Should I be alarmed?

I have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. Swollen and red. Should I be alarmed?

Have it seen: It is difficult to diagnose issues with the skin without having them seen by a physician. As a "very large, swollen, red lump" is not normal on the leg it would be a good idea to have a physician look at it. The fact that the area itches would make me suspicious of possibly it starting out as an insect bite; however, a secondary infection requiring antibiotics is certainly possible. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the inside of the top of the leg and it's really sore and getting bigger. Last night became really itchy. It's the size of a grape?

I have a lump on the inside of the top of the leg and it's really sore and getting bigger. Last night became really itchy. It's the size of a grape?

Lump: This needs to be seen, examined and diagnosed one on one rather than over the internet. UK has great medical .care and would go see your local doctor. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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I've found a small grape shaped lump on the back of my neck. It is sort of hard but sort of soft. I have had itchy stomach and legs. What is it?

I've found a small grape shaped lump on the back of my neck. It is sort of hard but sort of soft. I have had itchy stomach and legs. What is it?

See your doctor: it is difficult to evaluate unusual lumps via text message only. There are so many possibilities that the way to do this properly is to have you see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

Red lumps: Swollen red bumps on your legs may be due to erythema nodosum which can be present a variety of illnesses like strep, TB and many other causes. See your doctor for a full medical exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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