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Itchis bumbs on left elbow and right knee?

Itchis bumbs on left elbow and right knee?

Various causes: Itchy bumps on elbow or knee could be due to allergic reaction to clothing or other substances, insect bites, early psoriasis, fungus, etc. If cortisone cream doesn't clear these eruptions, see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Scrotum on left side swollen and it feels like left testicle has a vein on it?

Scrotum on left side swollen and it feels like left testicle has a vein on it?

Get seen now: Make an immediate appointment with your doctor or go to the er to determine why your testicle is swollen. ...Read more

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Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

The good news is: most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. which can be distinguished by a doctor ...Read more

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Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small pimple like bump appeared on top lip. Then I noticed trail tiny bumps on the left side. And a tiny cluster on right. Dnt hurt but what are they?

Small pimple like bump appeared on top lip. Then I noticed trail tiny bumps on the left side. And a tiny cluster on right. Dnt hurt but what are they?

Depends: There are many possibilities here that really need a strong history to diagnose your problem. Depending on your exposures, it could be anything from a herpetic breakout (cold sore), to acne, to impetigo (a bacterial skin infection), or even poison ivy. See your primary physician or dermatologist to help narrow it down. ...Read more

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I felt like irritation on my left inner thigh, went to look and saw tiny bumps on both sides of thighs and under crotch what could it be?

I felt like irritation on my left inner thigh, went to look and saw tiny bumps on both sides of thighs and under crotch what could it be?

Infection: A slight irritation from an allergy or possible yeast infection. You may attempt to call your doctor to see what they suggest, however if it itches or is painful you may need an antibiotic and cream or both. Over the counter steroid creams may help if it's an allergy, but won't if it's an infection. Again please ask your doctor, by the way miss the area, i went to medical school in norfolk. ...Read more

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Blisters on my scalp and forearms. My left arm looks like chickenpox bumps and the right looks like scabies with 4 tracks coming out of 1 large bump?

Blisters on my scalp and forearms. My left arm looks like chickenpox bumps and the right looks like scabies with 4 tracks coming out of 1 large bump?

Post a photo: Many things can look as described. Both chicken pox (unlikely) and scabies are intensely itchy. Scabies does not form visible blisters but tracks with bumps spread out at relatively even intervals. Other viral illnesses can cause rashes similar to what you describe as can contact reactions. ...Read more

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I have several bumps(tiny with black tips) on my stomach, inside of my left arm, my outer thighs, on my back right side but in clusters(2 locactions)?

I have several bumps(tiny with black tips) on my stomach, inside of my left arm, my outer thighs, on my back right side but in clusters(2 locactions)?

Hair follicle: You are female 35 and have many black bumps tiny on your body. These sound like infected or ingrown hair follicles. It may occur in places where clothes rub or on placed you shave or even exposure to sun. Your goal is to find what this is and make it better. A dermatologist will be best. They will offer you advice to solve this and make ways to avoid it or minimize its return. ...Read more

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Painful lump under my skin in my leg. No mark r bruse.Its on my tigh and near my pubic area on my right leg what could this be ?

Painful lump under my skin in my leg. No mark r bruse.Its on my tigh and near my pubic area on my right leg what could this be ?

Could be : A lot of things. Hard to say without being able to touch, feel and see it. It could be a swollen lymph node associated with what looks like an infection you are being treated for, it could be a fatty tumor, a clogged follicle under the skin. If it doesn't go away a week or so after you finish the ciprofloxacin, go back and get it checked out, sooner if it hurts. ...Read more

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My right leg and top of my foot feel like there on firer?

My right leg and top of my foot feel like there on firer?

A pinched nerve: in your lower spine at L4-L5 can cause REFERRED pain and appear to come from your leg/foot. Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a small cluster of bumps on my left rib. They itch, and sometimes burn, and now my whole rib cage feels bruised. Doesn't look like its spreadin?

I have a small cluster of bumps on my left rib. They itch, and sometimes burn, and now my whole rib cage feels bruised. Doesn't look like its spreadin?

Shingles: Sounds like you have classic shingles reaction related to chicken pox that lay dormant in your nerve roots until times of stress etc bring them out. Supportive treatment only should resolve in time. ...Read more

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Small red and sore bumps on lower left leg, pain in calf area and hurts to walk, only left leg only?

Small red and sore bumps on lower left leg, pain in calf area and hurts to walk, only left leg only?

Pain in calf: that makes it difficult to walk is definitely something you want to have looked at by your provider! The rash may or may not be related. Deep vein thrombosis sometimes present with pain in the calf region as well as swelling, warmth and redness. Get it physically looked at for a definitive diagnosis! ...Read more

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My left shin has hotspots like the sun is right on it?

My left shin has hotspots like the sun is right on it?

Erythema nodosum?: If the spots are firm and painful, it could be a condition called erythema nodosum, which is an inflammation of the fat underneath the skin. There are many causes, but the most common is a sore throat or other infection. If this is a possibility, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Left arm just on the top side from my bicep and all down to my fingers sore to touch feels like sunburn,also in shoulder blade,under armpit,arm aching?

Left arm just on the top side from my bicep and all down to my fingers sore to touch feels like sunburn,also in shoulder blade,under armpit,arm aching?

Possible allergy: The description of left arm shoulder blade and armpit , aching s-like sunburn aching suggests that it may be either allergic reaction to prolonged exposure to sun ,poison ivy or some infection is coming up ..See your doctor ,get examined and treatment .In the meantime you apply hydrocortisone ointment to left arm ...Read more

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Popped pimple on groin with lots of blood. Now, feels like hard, painless round ball under pimple on groin. What could it be? Treatments? Leave alone?

Popped pimple on groin with lots of blood. Now, feels like hard, painless round ball under pimple on groin. What could it be? Treatments? Leave alone?

How long?: How long since you squeezed it? If large and tender, see a DR. Probably it will heal within a month if you stop squeezing. If it shows puss, it will heal faster if a DR drains it. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on my outer left lower thigh and a few small itchy bumps on the inner left thigh, what could this be?

I have a burning sensation on my outer left  lower thigh and a few small itchy bumps on the inner left thigh, what could this be?

Shingles: I wonder if you are experiencing the early stage of shingles. Probably best to see your doctor because treatment is more effective if started early. ...Read more

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I am experiencing red pimple looking bumps on the inner part of my leg by my bum/ vagina?

I am experiencing  red pimple looking bumps on the inner part of my leg by my bum/ vagina?

Folliculitis: Most likely an irritation of the skin but if it is forming pimples the you may have to consider a visit with your doctor ...Read more

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I have 6 straight line bug bites on my left leg. I'm not sure what kind of bug is that. It looks a pimple and too painful when i touch it. ?

I have 6 straight line bug bites on my left leg. I'm not sure what kind of bug is that. It looks a pimple and too painful when i touch it. ?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs strike in linear streaks and cause a lot of itching. It is usually not painful. Spider bites could cause more pain but usually they don't cause that many bites in a row. I'm betting on bed bugs and recommend you check you bed for small black insects. You may see blood marks on your sheets too where the bugs were squashed as you slept. If anyone shared your bed they may have it too. ...Read more

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Hello I have a cluster of small bump looking pimples on my left buttocks. Any idea as to what it could be?

Rash on buttock: Need more information. Are the bumps red with fluid? Do they itch, sting or hurt? Are there any other symptoms? ...Read more

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My son is five years old and has a rash on his left bum it looks like pimples what can it be?

My son is five years old and has a rash on his left bum it looks like pimples   what can it be?

Bummer: I am very fond of telling people that the main tool that a dermatologist has to use in his or her practice is their eyeballs! that means that you should have this problem looked at by dermatologist personally. This could be anything from a fully cure this too allergic contact dermatitis! I have even seen herpes simplex my butt off and nowhere else. ...Read more

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Lump on mid left bum cheek just under hip bone, same colour as skin and doesn't look like a pimple. Same size as top part of my finger&is under skin?

Lump on mid left bum cheek just under hip bone, same colour as skin and doesn't look like a pimple. Same size as top part of my finger&is under skin?

Well: This could be a cyst or an abscess or a benign tumor like a lipoma. Very rarely this could be something serious like a cancer but doubt this.you really need to see a primary care doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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My baby has a bump looks like a pimple on his left cheek and on the back of his left leg? What could this be?

My baby has a bump looks like a pimple on his left cheek and on the back of his left leg? What could this be?

Depends: How old is your baby? The first few months of life babies can get many different lesions, most of which are considered normal and expected to go away if left alone. If it is red at the base, growing in size/number, appears tender (hurts if touched) then it needs to be evaluated by his doctor. http://www.babycenter.com/101_visual-guide-to-childrens-rashes-and-skin-conditions_10332129.bc ...Read more

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I see a skin bump on the left leg of my husband. What might be the reason? M sure it's not pimple since its big.

I see a skin bump on the left leg of my husband. What might be the reason? M sure it's not pimple since its big.

Also consider Lipoma: If it is red, sore, and increasing in size over time- Dr Yetimyan is absolutely right. A boil or abscess will generally worsen until it is drained. If it has no color change, and is not painful, it could be a lipoma. Purple bluish lumps can be lymphangiomas. These last two are not concerning.. There are a few other things to consider, but it would depend on it's characteristics. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on my left buttock cheek the size of a pimple. It is painless and has been there for about 3 months. What could it be?

I have a small red bump on my left buttock cheek the size of a pimple. It is painless and has been there for about 3 months. What could it be?

PossibleFolliculitis: Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny pouch called a follicle. You can have folliculitis on any part of your body that has hair. But it is most common on the face and scalp and areas rubbed by clothing, such as the thighs and groin. ...Read more

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I have a lump about a centimeter in diameter exactly where my leg meets the groin on the left side. It is tender. Pimple feeling?

Cyst or abscess: This sounds like an inflamed cyst or an abscess. A cyst is a plugged hair follicle that gets filled with keratin (dead skin) debris. This can enlarge and become inflamed/infected. An abscess is a collection of pus, usually from an infection. They commonly occur in areas of friction (like the groin). I recommend evaluation by a dermatologist in case you require drainage or antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have random clusters of pimples on my left buttock cheak and a painful lymph noid near my groin. The infected area is quite warm.

I have random clusters of pimples on my  left buttock cheak and a painful lymph noid near my groin. The infected area is quite warm.

Genital herpes: This sounds like a classic case of genital herpes. You should see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. There is treatment if you get to your doctor quickly. You should also take your sex partner for testing to see if s/he has it and for advice on how to avoid getting it if they don't. ...Read more