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On my for arm theres a raised red spot that has a dark head and hurts really bad its red swollen has a head hurts and is really hard

On my for arm theres a raised red spot that has a dark head and hurts really bad its red swollen has a head hurts and is really hard

See skin MD: I can't tell you exactly what you have. How long has it been there, has it enlarged, has it bled, are all important bits of information. Depending on these factors it could be an insect or tick bite, some kind of foreign body injury, or a skin tumor (benign or malignant). You should see a dermatologist asap to find out. This may require a biopsy or total removal for pathology examination. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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After eating cashews, my tongue became very itchy, i had little red spots on my tongue an i felt a burning feeling. Could this be an allergic reaction?

After eating cashews, my tongue became very itchy, i had little red spots on my tongue an i felt a burning feeling. Could this be an allergic reaction?

Cashew: The cashew family is called anacardiaceae. Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac are all members of this family. Cells within the two layers of the cashew nut's hull secrete an allergenic resin. Cashew nut shell oil has 12 allergens and cross react with poison ivy, and mango skin and ginko biloba. So the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids  by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Allergic rash: How long ago were the steroid pills given? They will take a day or two to work. It is important for you to be followed by an individual doctor so they can judge the course of your condition. Preferably a dermatologist but that may not be practical. There is also topical cream you can use. Also the dose of the steroid pills might need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Bite on left temple, swollen from forehead to cheek, redness moving towards neck,pain?

Bite on left temple, swollen from forehead to cheek, redness moving towards neck,pain?

Uh oh!: If the bite is now spreading and the swelling has increased, if taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't help significantly, you may have an infection in the skin, called cellulitis. This is very serious when it's in the head, face or neck. It it responds to the Benadryl (diphenhydramine), it is likely just a local reaction to the bite and is not as big a deal. If it doesn't, call your doc right away, or go to an ER. Generic is OK ...Read more

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At first i had these noticeable red swollen spots on my whole tongue. Now they are lighter and more noticeable up front. What is it and should I see a doc? Could it have been caught from kissing?

At first i had these noticeable red swollen spots on my whole tongue.  Now they are lighter and more noticeable up front.  What is it and should I see a doc?  Could it have been caught from kissing?

Tongue brushing: You can start today by brushing the top of your tongue with toothbrush while your tongue is sticking out! you can also use a tongue cleaner/scraper sold in stores! if the spots are there two weeks later, see your dentist! you may be allergic to something you are eating, your toothpaste, or a rinse! ...Read more

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I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

I have red raised blotchy red spots on my  legs & they are swollen?

Red Spots on Legs: Red blotches on legs: the emergence of red blotches on legs could be due to many reasons that range from allergies, infections or insect bites and could include several other factors as well such as psoriasis or urticaria or folliculitis. In order to identify the lesions and give a diagnosis, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white  under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

Lupus: Your symptoms are part of the multiplicity of symptoms that lupus can manifest. Talk to your doc and a rheumatologist . Take a look at this also: http://www.healthline.com/health/lupus/effects-on-body ...Read more

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I went to bed one night, and woke up with very red small non-itchy, spots all over my cheek and forehead. They arent raised, what could this be?

I went to bed one night, and woke up with very  red small non-itchy,  spots all over my cheek and forehead. They arent raised, what could this be?

Urticaria: Urticaria is a possibility. It's a generalized term we use for hives. When we don't know the cause of the hives we call it "idiopathic urticaria". Since there are many causes of rashes speak with your physician. They would want to know if you'd eaten something commonly known to cause urticaria, such as shellfish, or peanuts. Or if you could be suffering from another common condition called rosacea. ...Read more

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Under my tongue the fleshy bit that is attached by a string, has a few black raised spots and is red and very fleshy than normal what does this mean?

Under my tongue the fleshy bit that is attached by a string, has a few black raised spots and is red and very fleshy than normal what does this mean?

Normal anatomy: Sounds like a normal anatomical structure. Superficial veins run through the base of the frenulum known as varicosities. Especially if no obvious pain, swelling or discomfort, there is no need to worry. However, if concerned you can see a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Possible cause: Stop the smokeless tobacco and see if your problem stops. Tobacco increases the incidence of oral cancer, so the sooner you stop, the better the chances you will stay healthy. ...Read more

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I have these 2 extremely tiny red spots in the mouth in the cheek.I also have these white things in my cheeks i can scrape off.I have a coated tongue?

I have these 2 extremely tiny red spots in the mouth in the cheek.I also have these white things in my cheeks i can scrape off.I have a coated tongue?

Normal..: Observe your "lesions" during a month and if you are still worried consult your dentist . Mouth rinse with clorhexidine will help. Good cleaning and brushing is a must specially before going to bed. ...Read more

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I've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

I've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

Cold symptoms: Many of your symptoms may be from your cold. What is a while? If your symptoms are not resolving seeing your doctor will determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!

Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman.  Is this Hiv? Plz help!!

Need testing: Instead of panicking, please make an appointment with your medical provider for HIV testing, history, and physical. There are also over-the-counter tests available which are not cheap. Next time, use protection please. I sincerely hope your hiv test is negative. ...Read more

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Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Common issue: Bug bites anywhere around the eye can often trigger painless swelling and faint color change (pink). It may take a day or so to develop and take several days to go away. If the area becomes purplish, the bite oozes or the site becomes hot, have it seen. ...Read more

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Itchy raised white spot near wrist/red around it. Iced it. White spot gone/stayed red. Swollen. Not red today/hurts a lot. Itch gone. I see no puncture. Can't rest arm/hurts to use. What happened?

Itchy raised white spot near wrist/red around it. Iced it. White spot gone/stayed red. Swollen. Not red today/hurts a lot. Itch gone.  I see no puncture. Can't rest arm/hurts to use. What happened?

Spider bite: This sounds like a possible spider or some other insect bite. The lack of persistent redness is a good sign but ongoing pain and swelling can be due to a spider bite. You should have an examination of your arm as soon as possible in view of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more