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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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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
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Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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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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Pin point red dots on wrist and yellow/brown bruise. Itchy skin all over. Few lumps on legs, sore muscles, nerve pain. Allergies? The rash went in 20m

Pin point red dots on wrist and yellow/brown bruise. Itchy skin all over. Few lumps on legs, sore muscles, nerve pain. Allergies? The rash went in 20m

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say what this could be. It could be urticara. You might want to have this evaluated if it reoccurs. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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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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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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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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