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I have a bruise on my shin that feels swollen and itchy. Is this normal? If so, how can I relieve it?

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

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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?

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?

ICE: I would follow the RICE rule. REST, ICE, COMPRESSION AND ELEVATION. I would wrap an ice pack around the area and monitor. Don't have the pack on more than 10 minutes at a time. You may want to place a towel between the pack and the bruise. If it persists, see a dr. ...Read more

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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

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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, doesn't 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, 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

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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. ...Read more

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Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 just had a burning sensation in my leg with bruising and swollen, also itchy, what could it be? Can it be vain that burst?

Vain burst: When a vain burst it can cause a burning sensation, leading to bleeding under the skin, which will result in bruising.
The fact that a lump formed would urge me to suggest the you see your GP as there can be many reasons for this to happen. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Normal: Leg got stung, will gradually be less painful day-by-day. Can rub with a cortisone or with a wet (uncoated or chewable) aspirin. Arm pain not related. ...Read more

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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!?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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.?

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

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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?

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?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

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

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Why is my anus itchy and swollen?

Why is my anus itchy and swollen?

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

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Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

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

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What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers?

What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers?

Contact Dermatitis: Itchy swollen fingers may result from an allergic reaction of some type. Perhaps to some new environmental exposure such as poison ivy, detergent or soap, or something else you may have come in contact with. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen face and itchiness?

I'm concerned because I have swollen face and itchiness?

ALLERGY SINUSITIS: 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

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Itchy rash on shins?

Itchy rash on shins?

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

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Why are my feet swollen and itchy?

Why are my feet swollen and itchy?

See details: There are several possible causes. You should have a doctor evaluate the issue and then you will know. ...Read more

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Very itchy swollen bite on my arm?

Very itchy swollen bite on my arm?

Sorry, can't: Diagnose source of bite with this info. For significant swelling, heat, redness, pus - get medical eval. ...Read more

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Welts re-curring, itchy, red, swollen?

See your doctor/derm: See your doctor or a dermatologist to find out what is it and what treatment you need. ...Read more

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What would make my scalp red itchy and swollen?

Several possibles: There are several causes including psoriasis, eczema and seborrhea. See a dermatologist to learn the cause and the best treatment. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy, swollen skin all of a sudden?

What to do for itchy, swollen skin all of a sudden?

Oatmeal bath: Consider soaking for 15 to 30 minutes in an oatmeal bath. For difficulty breathing, chest tightness or swelling of face/ tongue/ lips or throat - obtain emergent care. ...Read more