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Itchy Swollen Shin
I have a bruise on my shin that feels swollen and itchy. Is this normal? If so, how can I relieve it?
Are you sure it's: A bruise. Bruises tend not to be itchy, but I guess it's possible. Is there a way this could from an insect bite. Nonetheless, one simple thing you can do is try cold packs over the area to help with the inflammation that is likely causing the swelling and itching. Try some ice with a bit of water, in a ziplock bag, wrapped in a moist towel, placed over the area for 10mins 3-4X/day. ...Read more
I hit my shin very hard on the rim of my tub and now it's bruised. The bruise is very itchy and somewhat swollen. How do I relive this? Is it normal?
Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms
Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Itchy Swollen outer Areas on leg inside of the swelling is red and itchy and sometimes if scratched will erupt into a fluid filled bump or bumps. What could this be??
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
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?
Some kind of skin infection. Signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?
I have an itchy and swollen ankle in my left leg. The swelling comes and goes... the itchiness is a new recent symptom that just occurred?
How to treat spider bite on leg? It is red swollen and itchy, worsens when I move. Still red after 3 days from bite, doesn't 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 ...Read more
Needs to be seen: This could be an infection or allergy. You need to see a health care practitioner to determine the cause. ...Read more
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?
50p sized, swollen feeling, red, raised area on skin (back of leg)with dry patch in the middle. Dry patch slightly itchy, border of bump uneven, what is it?
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. ...Read more
I have been bitten on my leg, my leg has swollen and I now have a itchy and hot hand. Do I need to go to a hospital?
My 2 year old daughter has a hard blister like bump on her leg. It seems to be filled with something, but isn't swollen, painful, or itchy.?
Watch it: Don't pop it. If it turns red or spreads contact the doctor. ...Read more
Took doxycyclin for cellulitis on my leg for 21 days. I still have a little bump (bruise looking) and my leg still feels swollen and itchy. Normal?
1 leg or both? Fevr?: The situation is rather complex. There are many questions to be asked & we need a picture or an exam in order to understand what's going on. 21 days is an awful long time to take antibiotics. I suspect you have dermatitis (irritation of skin) rather than cellulitis (infection of skin), as the non-response to antibiotics indicates. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD about symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
I just had a burning sensation in my leg with bruising and swollen, also itchy, what could it be? Can it be vain that burst?
I got stung by a yellow jacket yesterday on my left leg. It still hurts terribly and swollen and Itchy...also have pain on left arm. Is that normal?
My foot/lower leg is extremely itchy and swollen now that I'm itching! Especially around the ankles! I have taken telfast but the itch is so bad!?
Must: Find the cause of the itching! Could be many things and once correct diagnosis then should be able to treat. Might want to see dermatologist. ...Read more
I have 1 spider bite on my leg & my arm red painful itchy very swollen my whole arm is hurting & my leg hard to walk. I feel weak. Whole body is hurts?
Seek evaluation ASAP: You need evaluation ASAP for your complaints- your MD, a walk in center, or ER if no other option available. Do not delay. ...Read more
I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.
Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. I have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. My leg becomes restless when sitting still.?
A few thoughts: Swollen ankle could be due to surg., infection, lymphatic stasis, etc. If tiny blisters-could be Zoster. Poss. Poor circulation or nerve injury due to knee surgery.Restless legs often mean circulation prob. Or nerve inflammation in lower leg. Physical exam is imperative. If no other cause found, inflammed nerve should be considered. Treatment could incl osteopathic manipulaiton neuroprolotherapy, etc. ...Read more
15lb weight gain in week, very swollen left leg, hand, foot. Pain URQ, back, left foot has red lines, not raised or itchy. High WBC, fever, sweating.
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I have itchy sore feverish red welts that are coming up on my body one came up on my wrist and went away been to on my leg which made my glands swell?
Urticaria: Abut it is not easy to determine what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?
Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Anal issues: There a significant number of benign disease of the anus that can cause symptoms. Some of the more common include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas and abscesses. Your appear to be describing a inflamed prolapsed internal hemorrhoid. I would suggest you see you primary doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more
It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read more
Most likely you have allergy sinusitis, or you could be having a chronic sinusitis
try to take allergy medicine like zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night since it could make you drowsy
if persistent you might need to see ENT specialist
some people benefit from saline nasal spray, some suggest local honey from your local farmer market. ...Read more
Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! I think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read more