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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?

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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I have a soft movable one inch bump two inches above elbow?

I have a soft movable one inch bump two inches above elbow?

Lipoma: A common cause of a painless, soft, mobile swelling just under the skin is a harmless build up of fatty tissue. ...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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I have this hard bump on my elbow. Its movable and I was wondering if I should get it clocked out. It has been there for 8 months now.?

Probably benign: I would have this checked out only f it is bothering you. Otherwise I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Allerfy? Psoriaisis?: This could represent dermatitis or psoriasis. This could be assocated with food allergy or atopic dermatitis. Try hydrocrotisone over the counter. If not effective see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like? Is it red? Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more

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What is cause of lots of bumps on elbows?

What is cause of lots of bumps on elbows?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Knee itch: Knees and elbow are a common area for eczema, and psoriasis. See a dermatologist if topical moisturizer does not improve it. ...Read more

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What could a white pussy bump on elbow be?

Possible infection: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the raised bumps on inside elbow?

Epicondyle: The hard bump on the inside part of the elbow is called the medial epicondyle. The muscles that flex your wrist and fingers attach there. Sometimes with overactivity that area can become painful. ...Read more

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What would cause a bump on the lower arm near the elbow?

What would cause a bump on the lower arm near the elbow?

GOUT OR ARTHRITIS: Gout and arthritis could cause a cyst that is filled with a joint fluid called synovial cyst if not bothering you leave it alone if painfull or getting larger check with your physiciam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

Bumps: 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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Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Hydrocortisone: Possible causes are contact allergy, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, etc. Start with applying steroid cream and take oral antihistamines. See a dermatologist to find out the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Little bumps that itch me and they are on both elbows. Can I use bactroban (mupirocin)?

Little bumps that itch me and they are on both elbows. Can I use bactroban (mupirocin)?

Not appropriate: Bactroban (mupirocin) is for staph and strep infections. You are not describing infection. IF OTC hydrocortisone or moisturizer fails to relieve it, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have. Read hard bumps. On my elbow. When I hit them on something. It's a burning feeling. What is it?

I have. Read hard bumps. On my elbow. When I hit them on something. It's a burning feeling. What is it?

Bumps: Uploading a picture and consulting with a doctor can help us diagnose that. I am concerned you may have a skin infection and want to see the rash on your elbow. ...Read more

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My son has a itchy pink/flesh colored bumps that began on his elbows and spread to his whole body overnight. Any idea what this could be.

My son has a itchy pink/flesh colored bumps that began on his elbows and spread to his whole body overnight. Any idea what this could be.

Needs to be checked: Rash which has spread all over the body needs to be checked. It may be a viral infection, allergy or something else. So take him to the doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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I have a pinkish colored spot on the outer bend of my elbow it has a small bump in the center of it and every time I bump it it hurts. Why?

I have a pinkish colored spot on the outer bend of my elbow it has a small bump in the center of it and every time I bump it it hurts. Why?

Infection: One reason to get this problem taken care of is that your "bump" probably overlies the olecranon bursa, with not much tissue in between. If infection gets into the bursa, you would need to have the bursa drained, with a longer recovery period than the current, smaller problem. ...Read more

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I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesn't hurt when pressed. However ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?

I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesn't hurt when pressed. However ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?

Epitrochlear node?: If it's on the front as in the photo, it may be an epitrochlear lymph node. These are usually clinically significant and may indicate an infection. Best to have it checked by a physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My boyfriend gets random bumps under the surface of his skin. They do not pop up too often and when they do they usually go away pretty quick. But they are usually about the size of a quarter and are hard. He has one in his elbow that is always there. The

My boyfriend gets random bumps under the surface of his skin. They do not pop up too often and when they do they usually go away pretty quick. But they are usually about the size of a quarter and are hard. He has one in his elbow that is always there. The

These: These could be either cystic lesions or nodules. There are many different types, some more worrisome than others. The fact that they go away is a good sign. However, the bottom line here is to have an evaluation by his primary care provider or dermatologist for a clear diagnosis.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchi elbows and knees. Bumps come and go?

Itchi elbows and knees. Bumps come and go?

Probably: This is probably eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Why are there itchy bumps on my inside of elbow?

Why are there itchy bumps on my inside of elbow?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more