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Doctor insights on: Itchy Swollen Left And Right Calf

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I got stung by a bee on my calf yesterday and it is very swollen, red, hot, itchy, and painful. Am i allergic?

I got stung by a bee on my calf yesterday and it is very swollen, red, hot, itchy, and painful. Am i allergic?

Not really : Your tissues are responding to toxic bee venom. If you were truly allergic you might have tightness of bronchial passageways within first few minutes & difficulty breathing. Apply an oatmeal paste for itching. Cold compresses will tend to reduce swelling. Hot shower might make swelling worse. Take otc tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for discomfort. Elevate the arm. All should resolve in few days.

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I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?

I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?

Hives vs bites: The question is whether these are bites or hives indicating an allergic response to something internal or external. If the welts clear after a day only to appear elsewhere, this would favor an allergic reaction to food,medication,etc rather than insect bites which last several days at each site. Antihistamines relieve hives and the itching of bites. See your MD as needed.

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My right leg is swollen and has a red itchy rash. What's going on?

My right leg is swollen and has a red itchy rash. What's going on?

Needs to be seen: This could be an infection or allergy. You need to see a health care practitioner to determine the cause.

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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.

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A few days ago I woke up with a couple bites on my leg and elbow.they are very itchy and got swollen now they're purple and hard?

A few days ago I woke up with a couple bites on my leg and elbow.they are very itchy and got swollen now they're purple and hard?

Insect bite?: Use over the counter antihistaminics such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) according to the instruction on the medication container. Plus topical over the counter Hydrocortisone. If it does not get any better in a couple days see your doctor.

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Some kind of skin infection. signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?

Some kind of skin infection. signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?

Exam: You must be examined and evaluated and the blister fluids must be cultured. Since you did not mention how long this has been going on, I would assume this is a skin infection.

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How to treat spider bite on leg?it is red swollen and itchy, worsens when i move.Still red after 3 days from bite,doesnt seem to get better if i move

How to treat spider bite on leg?it is red swollen and itchy, worsens when i move.Still red after 3 days from bite,doesnt seem to get better if i move

See your physician: spider bites notoriously are slow to heal, and can leave large openings. This is something you need to discuss with your position, and you need to keep it clean and protect against infection

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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.

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14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

See doctor: If the problem is progressing after over a week, it is time for you to consult your doctor. The best guess I can give you is poison ivy but one needs to make sure that there is nothing more serious.

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Sore on leg that looks like a cigarette burn x3 weeks. Not itchy now and no pain. Swollen and hard?

Sore on leg that looks like a cigarette burn x3 weeks. Not itchy now and no pain. Swollen and hard?

Many possibilities: and would require direct visualization, along with a bit more history. Major concerns would be infection or a tumor, but diagnosis is absolutely unreliable without visualization and more details.

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