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I have a big, colorless bump on the back of my right elbow that itches, it's flat, slightly hot, red, no pain and I have no idea where it came from?

I have a big, colorless bump on the back of my right elbow that itches, it's flat, slightly hot, red, no pain and I have no idea where it came from?

Olecranon bursitis: This is most likely a condition called olecranon bursitis which is a swelling in a sac on the back of the elbow. If this is hot and red this could be an infection of the bursa. I recommend seeing a physician to be evaluated and possibly be started on antibiotics. ...Read more

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LARGE painful VERY RED BUMP WITH BLACK CENTER on chin, hand, elbow ?

LARGE painful VERY RED BUMP WITH BLACK CENTER on chin, hand, elbow
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See doctor: It appears you have what's call carbuncles which will likely require an antibiotic and perhaps even incision and drainage. See a doctor ASAP ...Read more

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I got elbowed in the forehead and received a big bump and a black eye. The black eye went away but i still have a bump there. It's been almost a month?

I got elbowed in the forehead and received a big bump and a black eye. The black eye went away but i still have a bump there. It's been almost a month?

Probably..: The bump was a hematoma (collection of blood under the skin.) these will often become fibrotic (scarred) and last for months. They are almost never permanent. You may be able to hasten the disappearance with gentle massage of the lump. I would give it about 6 months to disappear before doing anything else. ...Read more

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My daughter has many bumps on her knees, elbow and the outside of legs. No fever though any clue? Some big some small some with white.Heads.

My daughter has many bumps on her knees, elbow and the outside of legs. No fever though any clue? Some big some small some with white.Heads.

Molluscum?: Hard to say without seeing it but from what you're describing it sounds like something called molluscum contagiosum, which is caused by a benign skin virus. There are treatments for this but often it resolves on it's own. Take her to your pediatrician or a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bumps on my itchy elbows don't go away! what do I do?

Bumps on my  itchy elbows don't go away! what do I do?

Hyperkeratosis: When skin thickens on the elbows and knees it gets bumpy, rough and sometimes itch. This is best treated with a skin exfoliating cream. There are over-the-counter creams with 12% ammonium lactate to start with. However, sometimes you may need a prescription cream to help those really stubborn spots. ...Read more

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My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now. Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?

My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now.  Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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