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Doctor insights on: Itchy Painful Arm Muscle Diagnosis

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I keep getting painful itchy knot under my arm after I use my deodorant I have switched numerous deodorants and still have the same problem?

I keep getting painful itchy knot under my arm after I use my deodorant I have switched numerous deodorants and still have the same problem?

Hydradenitis: You may have an inflammatory condition called hydradenitis suppurativa which begins in the hair follicles and can result in locally swollen lymph glands and in complex abscess formation. It also tends to run in families. Do get checked - for this, and for other possible causes. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Have a black patch under my arm that's very itchy and sometimes painful. What are some ways i can get rid of this at home?

Black patch: Black patch is not a medical diagnoses, just the description of a sign. Please see your physician for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I got bit by a spider 3 days ago on my upper arm, its swollen, painful, itchy and red. Feels like its on fire sometimes, what should I do?

I got bit by a spider 3 days ago on my upper arm, its swollen, painful, itchy and red. Feels like its on fire sometimes, what should I do?

Did u see the spider: Did you see the kind of spider that bit you? Black widows and brown recluse spiders can cause serious bite reactions. I don't know what the circumstances of the bite were. You've received some good self-care suggestions, but your description of "on fire" and being swollen and painful makes me suggest you let a physician look at it today. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a painful, itchy rash on my arm after I got my flu shot. What should I do?

I have a painful, itchy rash on my arm after I got my flu shot. What should I do?

Ice: If at your injection site, ice, benadryl (diphenhydramine) and let your doctor know. If it is all over the place consider getting checked out sooner for a serious allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden non itchy non painful slightly raised spots on face, neck and 1 arm?

Skin: Unfortunately there is no way to give you any kind of valid answer. There is not enough information here. In fact, skin eruptions are often very hard to describe and diagnose online. Skin troubles are best seen to diagnose. It can be very easy to diagnose when seen. If you are not having pain or itch this is most likely a minor problem and will go away. If this persists or worsens see doctor. ...Read more