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What is it if I have red swollen bumps on my leg?

What is it if I have red swollen bumps on my leg?

Numerous: There can be a number of causes so you should see your doctor so he can examine you and diagnose the lumps. ...Read more

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Red swollen bump under tongue what should I do ?

Red swollen bump under tongue  what should I do ?

See an oral surgeon: Your symptom could have many causes. A swollen mass in your mouth is never a good sign. See your dentist, physician or better yet an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red swollen bump on my side. It is itchy and painful. Any idea what it is.?

I have a red swollen bump on my side. It is itchy and painful. Any idea what it is.?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine this in order to make a diagnosis. It could be an early skin abscess(boil), cyst,wen, irritated fatty tissue growth(lipoma) or early herpes virus skin infection. In the meantime apply warm soaks, pat dry and apply antibacterial ointment like bacitracin until you're examined. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a red swollen bump with a white center on your vagina?

What does it mean when you have a red swollen bump with a white center on your vagina?

A Bartholin's Cyst: It is very ikely that you have a barthoin's cyst--it is typically not an infection but can be caused by infection which blocks the gland/duct, thus collection of fluid (swelling) to cause the "bump." this can be size of a pea up size of an egg. Simple incision may do the job, but if infected, antibiotic is needed and cyst may need to be excised. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 5yr I old son has 2 red swollen bumps on his lower back..its as if his vertebrae have become inflamed. They are painful when touched. Thanks.

My 5yr I old son has 2 red swollen bumps on his lower back..its as if his vertebrae have become inflamed. They are painful when touched. Thanks.

Need to see a doctor: there is a lot of conditions that will cause that.
I am concern about the location, and the fact they are red and painful.
I strongly recommend that you take him to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a red swollen bump with a white puss center on your labia?

What does it mean when you have a red swollen bump with a white puss center on your labia?

Infected labia cyst: Labia cysts do not frequently prove to be harmful, other than a mild discomfort in some cases. However, in few cases they can grow into tumors, which must be checked regularly. In case a cyst becomes problematic, surgery is the only option.
For an infected cyst, your doctor will prescribe appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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After swimming in the Chesapeake bay ocean after a couple of hours i notice a red swollen bump on liba whole right side is swollen what is it?

After swimming in the Chesapeake bay ocean after a couple of hours i notice a red swollen bump on liba whole right side is swollen what is it?

Jellyfish likely: Your description sounds like a jellyfish sting. If so, first, take sticky tape to the red area - there may be cysts left that can still fire venom. Then hot water to area (sit in a hot tub for labia injury). Then take pain meds (like Advil). Also, call local public health department to ask about other reported stings and their recommendations ...Read more

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I have a red swollen bump on the right and left side of my tongue and at times my tongue looks dry. I have been experiencing this for a year. What could be the cause and treatments?

I have a red swollen bump on the right and left side of my tongue and at times my tongue looks dry. I have been experiencing this for a year. What could be the cause and treatments?

See a Dentist!: Having bumps and looking dry might be very normal for your tongue. Your teeth can cause ridges that feel like bumps. Medication and diet and poor oral hygiene can make tongue dry and bumpy. See your dentist soon! ...Read more

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Had an extremely large red swollen bump that formed a whitehead. I drained it for relief. Thick whitish blood came out. Is it a brown recluse bite?

Had an extremely large red swollen bump that formed a whitehead. I drained it for relief. Thick whitish blood came out. Is it a brown recluse bite?

Skin abscess: You are describing a typical boil or abscess, which is usually caused by a bacterial infection. The best treatment is drainage, so you are on hype right track. Warm compresses help. ...Read more

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I have red swollen bumps on the back of my tounge. They were small till I brushed my tounge. while I was brushing my teeth should I be worried?

I have red swollen bumps on the back of my tounge. They were small till I brushed my tounge. while I was brushing my teeth should I be worried?

Bumps: There are normally bumps on the back of the tongue. It is impossible to tell you if what you see is normal or abnormal without seeing you. If you are concerned, have pain or burning sensation, changes in appearance then see a dentist and get the area checked. ...Read more

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I keep getting red swollen bumps that are tender to the touch and very hard occasionally get heads on them all over my legs... Any idea what they are?

Probably furuncles: These are probably furuncles boils but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy or other tests. ...Read more

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I have a red swollen bump inside my vaginal lips right above my clitoris that is sore. I have never had this before...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!

I have a red swollen bump inside my vaginal lips right above my clitoris that is sore. I have never had this before...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!

Get evaluated: All those lumps and bumps could be nothing or could be something. Very hard to advice without looking at it. You need to be seen by a gynecologist to be able to determine if this is something to be worried about. ...Read more

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22 yr. old male, with a red, swollen bump under his R eye. appeared 2 days ago. it is not itchy nor painful. somewhat hard at the head.can send a pic?

22 yr. old male, with a red, swollen bump under his R eye. appeared 2 days ago. it is not itchy nor painful. somewhat hard at the head.can send a pic?

Sty?: this could be a sty or a chalazion. Consult me or another local doc on HealthTap Concierge and I would be happy to help. In the mean time, try placing a warm wet compress (wash cloth) over the area to encourage it to open and drain. ...Read more

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How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

Red swollen bump: Could be folliculitis or bartholin's cyst. Would be wise not to self treat it. I suggest you see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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Would toddler have symptoms w/ skull fracture? He bump heads w/bro. There's a soft red swollen bump on forehead for 3 days. Touch doesn't bother him.

Would toddler have symptoms w/ skull fracture? He bump heads w/bro. There's a soft red swollen bump on forehead for 3 days. Touch doesn't bother him.

Often not: But our design is protective here.The forehead in toddlers is thicker than other parts of the skull and if he shows no signs of altered behavior nor illness it is probably O.K.
Make his brother stop roughing him up. ...Read more

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I ve been sneezing and have had a stuffy nose but i took some clarinex (desloratadine) d and i'm clear but the inside of one of my nostrils has a red swollen bump almost touching the other side. It does not hurt.

I ve been sneezing and have had a stuffy nose but i took some clarinex (desloratadine) d and i'm clear but the inside of one of my nostrils has a red swollen bump almost touching the other side. It does not hurt.

Turbinates: What is swollen in your nose are called turbinates and they swell up with a cold and allergies and can block your nose ( you have 3 on each side). Every 2 hours the swelling switches from right to left and back. ...Read more

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I have a huge red painful swollen bump the size of a dime on top of pubic bone in the medial area. I cannot see an in grown hair and I have no medical insurance. Thank you for your time and advice on how to treat it.

I have a huge red painful swollen bump the size of a dime on top of pubic bone in the medial area. I cannot see an in grown hair and I have no medical insurance. Thank you for your time and advice on how to treat it.

Caution>possibleMRSA: You are describing an abscess due to a bacterial infection of the skin. Some times these can resolve on their own by applying warm compresses which facilitate spontaneous drainage of the pus and healing. *BUT nowadays MRSA(methicillin resistant staph aureus) is a frequent cause of skin abscesses and can go very deep thru your skin or beyond. So IF not improving or getting worse MUST see Dr. asap! ...Read more

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Have red swollen itchy bumps in arms legs n butt turns black after getting dry. It's frequent after delivery.can it b a sign of diabetes ?

Have red swollen itchy bumps in arms legs n butt turns black after getting dry.
It's frequent after delivery.can it b a sign of diabetes ?

Itchy Skin: Itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch to relieve the feeling. The possible causes for itchiness range from internal illnesses. ...Read more

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Swollen red hot bumps on knee, seems to be spreading out. Hurts when i extend my knee or wear jeans? What is this

Swollen knee bumps: Swollen red hot skin bumps can mean infection of the skin such as folliculitis or abscesses, particularly if they are spreading. Other types of inflammation can cause this, such as inflammation of the fat underneath the skin (panniculitis). This needs to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Got belly repierced and now it's swollen red with bumps and has little bit of liquid coming out , how to do I heal it or what's wrong with it?

Got belly repierced and now it's swollen red with bumps and has little bit of liquid coming out , how to do I heal it or what's wrong with it?

Infected piercing: Sorry, but you'll have to remove the piercing. It has gotten infected. If you can gently express the pus/liquid, that will help it heal. Try a warm compress to draw out the infection. You might get by with a topical antibiotic ointment (bacitracin) if the area is small. But if it is enlarging and you feel ill (fevers, chills), you need antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a giant, swollen, red, warm, bump on my arm after allergy shot?

Is it normal to have a giant, swollen, red, warm,  bump on my arm after allergy shot?

Not unusual : This can happen. Discuss this with your physician. Local reactions can occur. If bothersome, modifying doses of the injection can help. Sometime taking an antihistamine 2 hours before injections can help. If you have any trouble breathing, feeling lightheaded, you must consult you physician or go to an emergency room as can be a more serious reaction. ...Read more

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I have a red, swollen and painful bump on the lower side of my foot. It is not filled with anything, it's hard. It's about the size of a grape and?

I have a red, swollen and painful bump on the lower side of my foot. It is not filled with anything, it's hard. It's about the size of a grape and?

This sounds: Like you should be seen by a doctor...I'd recommend a podiatrist... You may have an infection....Hard to say without seeing it. ...Read more