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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

Lots of things: Allergies, contact dermatitis, insect bites, medication and many many other causes. To figure it out, we need more info such as pain, distribution, timing, appearance etc. If the problem does not go away within a few days, call your family doc! ...Read more

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Red face, itchy eyes and swollen glands. What is the cause of this?

Red face, itchy eyes and swollen glands. What is the cause of this?

Allergic reaction: Your description sounds like an alllergic reaction. Try taking oral allergy meds. If no improvement or worsening, see a regular doctor. ...Read more

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Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after i've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after i've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Allergic reaction: We can develop allergies even if we haven't changed the type of products we use. I would start by changing my laundry detergent to a hypoallergenic one. If that doesn't work, you can use a hypoallergenic soap like neutrogena. If you are no better after these changes, you need to see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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I have night sweats, swollen glands, itchy swollen legs, fatigue, and anemia.

I have night sweats, swollen glands, itchy swollen legs, fatigue, and anemia.

See your doctor: The constellation of symptoms you are giving warrants further investigation and you shouldn't ignore them . The differential diagnosis is wide. ...Read more

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I have itchy hives and swollen lips/glands. How many benadryl can I safely take? I just took 3 25mg pills.

I have itchy hives and swollen lips/glands. How many benadryl can I safely take? I just took 3 25mg pills.

300 mg/day: total dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine) from all sources. 75 mg every 6 hours is the maximum that you can take, preferably not to exceed 50 mg / dose. See your doctor if no improvement or getting worse, good luck ...Read more

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Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?

Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?

Mono!: Several infections can cause that. Mononucleosis is perhaps the most common at this age, particularly when you take amoxicillin. Other viral infections can cause the same as well. Get checked out! ...Read more

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Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word i can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word i can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same  feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Please get a strep: Throat culture/ test. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

Possible infection: Swollen glands are almost always a sign of infection. Fatigue, appetite loss, and headache are all non-specific symptoms that can also be related to infection. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Itchy feet and legs at night and persistent chest infection what is this? Depression and feeling of illness and swollen glands

More info and see MD: Itchy skin may be associated with dry skin--happens moreso in winter or in people who swim a lot in pools. Persistent chest infection-external or internal--pneumonia or skin infection. depression should be addressed with your physician. swollen glands may be associated with a viral process, infection or an oncologic issue. Do you have fevers or recent infection and which glands are swollen? ...Read more

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Hsv1+ and hsv2- for blood antibodies. Had cold sores before. Can I also get genital hsv 1 if exposed? Having swollen glands in groin. Itchy and tingle

Hsv1+ and hsv2- for blood antibodies. Had cold sores before. Can I also get genital hsv 1 if exposed? Having swollen glands in groin. Itchy and tingle

No: If a person has antibodies to HSV1 (has immunity), she should not get new HSV1 infections in places that she did not get HSV1 sores in the past. New herpes lesions on the genitals would be presumed HSV2 (if the HSV2 antibodies turned positive on the blood tests after the new genital herpes sores). Life can surprise you sometimes. Maybe HSV1 was in the genitals in the past but wasn't noticeable. ...Read more

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Runny nose, swollen glands, fluid in lungs, consistent mild fever, cough, headache itchy small bumps everywhere, had chkn pox 10 yrs ago. What is this?

Runny nose, swollen glands, fluid in lungs, consistent mild fever, cough, headache itchy small bumps everywhere, had chkn pox 10 yrs ago. What is this?

Best to see MD: It seems like you have one of the exanthematous childhood diseases like measles. It is best to see your md for precaution and proper diagnosis. It is fraught that childhood diseases when they happen in adults can have possibility of more complications, not necessarily that they happen. ...Read more

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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Sore throat x3 weeks, painful swollen glands, neck hurts and migraine, nusea and tummy pain itchy and burning on face and neck i'm miserable please help!

Sore throat x3 weeks, painful swollen glands, neck hurts and migraine, nusea and tummy pain itchy and burning on face and neck i'm miserable please help!

Lets sort out one at: Among the mnay problems you have listed let us sort them one at a time i will be making the best guess but migraine can be the most bothersome, so you need to get hold of some good medication for it either by going to your doctor or over the counter.Take a combination of tylenol, (acetaminophen) caffeine and aspirin(exedrin) if your stomach cacn handle. You may need an antacid(pepcid or priloses) along with exedr. ...Read more

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I have hard, fixed swollen lymph nodes and bad itchiness. Is it lymphoma?

I have hard, fixed swollen lymph nodes and bad itchiness. Is it lymphoma?

Needs evaluation: Fixed, hard swollen lymph nodes with pruritus (itching) raises the possibilty of hodgkin disease. You should have this further evaluated by your physician. It may not be anything serious at all but it is worth being seen by the right doctor since a lymph node biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Lost 40lbs in 3 mos yr 2010. Itchy thighs yr 2015. Swollen lymph nodes on & off 7+ yrs. Could this all be related? Lymphoma?

Lost 40lbs in 3 mos yr 2010. Itchy thighs yr 2015. Swollen lymph nodes on & off 7+ yrs. Could this all be related? Lymphoma?

Unrelated: you didn't mention whether the weight loss was intended? however, lymph nodes in lymphoma remain swollen, and you won't survive 7 + years if you had lymphoma without being treated. See your doctor for assessment of weight loss, several reasons can cause it apart from lymphoma, best wishes ...Read more

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Hi. Is lymphadenopathy in ars generalized or it can be localized (e.g. right submandibular gland)? Is it possible non itchy ars rash at 7wks post?

Hi. Is lymphadenopathy in ars generalized or it can be localized (e.g. right submandibular gland)? Is it possible non itchy ars rash at 7wks post?

Generalized: ARS lymphadenopathy is generalized, never localized to one area such as the submandibular area. And 7 weeks is much too long for an ARS rash, which always occurs (along with other symptoms, including lymphadenopathy) within a couple of weeks of infection. ...Read more

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Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

No: Gilbert syndrome refers to a genetic syndrome where you can have mild yellowing of the whites of your eyes, especially with fasting. It does not have any other physical findings, or cause any long term health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more

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