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I have 4 nickel sized itchy welts on my lower legs and bottom of foot. What are they?

I have 4 nickel sized itchy welts on my lower legs and bottom of foot. What are they?

Hives: Sounds like hives but could be bug bites, bed bugs, tic bites, or a different type of nodule altogether (erythema nodosum). You really need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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What can I do about the flakey, red, dry, itchy, patches on my 7mo.Old babys cheeks, its about the size of a nickel. ?

What can I do about the flakey, red, dry, itchy, patches on my 7mo.Old babys cheeks, its about the size of a nickel. ?

Moisturizer: Avoid harsh, perfumed soaps. Stop using dryer sheets if you do. The moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Protect her face outdoors with a hat/keep in shade, or if can't, use sunscreen. Use a facial cleanser with a built in moisturizer as well. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations of products, as many "baby" soaps are actually quite drying and irritating. ...Read more

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Non-itchy red dry patch, size of nickel on calf, only one. doesn't itch or hurt, round-ish but not a true circle. not puffy, no pus, no other colors?

Non-itchy red dry patch, size of nickel on calf, only one. doesn't itch or hurt, round-ish but not a true circle. not puffy, no pus, no other colors?

Tinea corporis: known as ringworm is a possibility; however, this skin lesion must be SEEN and evaluated. You can try OTC Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF AM/PM to the area, since this may be a fungal infection: without a photo hard to diagnose. ...Read more

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Yesterday I laid in the grass for like 20 mins & now I have several nickel sized red,raised, itchy bumps on my back& arm. 1more popped up today. Why?

You got bit by: some ticks. I would consider going to see a primary care provider if it doesn't go away with over the counter steroid creams (hydrocortisone). They may get bigger and itch worse. ...Read more