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Bruise led to red hard lump its slightly swollen skin is tight seems warm to the touch it hurts when standing on the leg where it's located help?

Bruise led to red hard lump its slightly swollen skin is tight seems warm to the touch it hurts when standing on the leg where it's located help?

Hematoma: Bruises could form collection of blood underneath skin surface, may cause pain. Usually self limited, warm compresses may help. If does not reduce in a weeks time, seek medical advice ...Read more

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Skin Swelling (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Skin may increase in size due ...Read more


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I have this tiny white circle that's surrounded by red and swollen skin?

I have this tiny white circle that's surrounded by red and swollen skin?

Pustule?: You don't say where or how big it is, but it sounds like a little nodule of pus with a surrounding skin reaction. If the redness is very painful, getting bigger rapidly, associated with red streaks moving away from the red area, numbness in the area or fever, seek medical attention immediately. Otherwise, try warm compresses 20 minutes of every hour until it drains. Don't pick especially if on face ...Read more

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Red and swollen skin on neck. Dyed my hair last week. What should I do?

Red and swollen skin on neck. Dyed my hair last week. What should I do?

Simple....: Avoid that dye in the future. Take Loratadine/ Benadryl/ cetirizine daily. If no better may take Steroid pack (Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack) ...Read more

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What could cause recurring red & swollen skin around the eyes in my 18-year old son?

What could cause recurring red & swollen skin around the eyes in my 18-year old son?

More info needed: For this type of issue, you should see a doctor. It may be as simple as allergies. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen skin around the head of my penis and red blotches on the head. No sores, but feels irritated.?

I'm concerned because I have swollen skin around the head of my penis and red blotches on the head. No sores, but feels irritated.?

Balanitis-posthitis: Most such skin reactions on the penis are due to fungi. This is known as balanoposthitis. See a urologist or your family doctor for a topical cream. ...Read more

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The tip of my penis it seems red and around the lips of the penis its seem like its swollen skin im black what could this be help?

The tip of my penis it seems red and around the lips of the penis its seem like its swollen skin im black what could this be help?

Leave it alone and..: Leave it alone and watch for 2-3 months to see if it increases in size, bleeds, or hurts; if so, go to see urologist who can help you confirm what it's and decide if something needs to be done; if not, leave it alone as stated.

Best wish... ...Read more

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Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Urgent care or ER: If the area was white, cold and stiff or hard and if it then becomes red and swollen as it warms, you need to seek professional medical assistance. Usually the area will form blisters and permanent "bruising" or skin discoloration, which indicates long-term damage and possible destruction of blood vessels. Get it seen asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cat scratch from 4 to 5 days ago right beside finger nail bed and the area beside is tender and red. No pus not noticeably swollen, skin is firm.

Cat scratch from 4 to 5 days ago right beside finger nail bed and the area beside is tender and red. No pus not noticeably swollen, skin is firm.

Cat scratch: Cat scratches can lead to infection called cat scratch disease which can have ocular / neurologic /bone complications. F/u/ w/ doc/ urgent care today

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001614.htm ...Read more

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Pain in lower chin and lower jaw line Pain in lower front teeth All painful to touch also Lower lip swollen Skin red under lower lip Started last nigh?

Pain in lower chin and lower jaw line
Pain in lower front teeth
All painful to touch also
Lower lip swollen
Skin red under lower lip
Started last nigh?

Periodontitis ?: Red gums, teeth painful to touch, and swelling all point to periodontal problems. It could of course be abscessed on just one of the teeth, but without an exam, impossible to tell. That's why you need to make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated. Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more

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I just got bit by something while I was running. It hurt as soon as it stung. Not very swollen, skin is a little pink but very painful?

I just got bit by something while I was running. It hurt as soon as it stung. Not very swollen, skin is a little pink but very painful?

Cool compresses: OTC antihistamine. Inspect area for imbedded stinger and remove if present. If hives, throat swelling or difficulty breathing develop go to nearest ED or call EMS. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes.?

Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes.?

Foot fungus: You most likely have a fungal infection called Athletes foot or tinea pedis. Get some Lamisil (terbinafine) or Lotrimin cream OTC and use it twice daily. Expose your feet to the air by wearing flip-flops or sandals. Soak the feet in white vinegar or Epsom salts daily. If it doesn't improve or you see red streaks going up your leg see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Swollen skin when scratched, what's wrong?

Not serious: It is possible that you have something called chronic urticaria or dermatographism. It is best if you see a dermatologist for an evaluation and some tests. This is not serious but it is important to know if you have this as you might have other allergic reactions in the future. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen skin?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen skin?

Swollen skin: Edema of outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy, swollen skin all of a sudden?

What to do for itchy, swollen skin all of a sudden?

Oatmeal bath: Consider soaking for 15 to 30 minutes in an oatmeal bath. For difficulty breathing, chest tightness or swelling of face/ tongue/ lips or throat — obtain emergent care. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with swollen skin?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with swollen skin?

See doctor: It is unclear where and how extensive the swelling. It is important to diagnose and treat as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with itchy, swollen skin all of a sudden?

Can you give me advice with itchy, swollen skin all of a sudden?

Well first it: Depends on where the skin is swollen and itchy. Please give more details or make appointment to see doctor ...Read more

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I have a swollen skin flap on side of tongue. Should i be concerned?

I have a swollen skin flap on side of tongue. Should i be concerned?

Swollen tongue: Your should see your dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation. Your could have swelling secondary to biting the side of your tongue. However, you are in an age range where other possibilities exist and your dentist can check it out for you. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen skin conditions?

Itchy, swollen skin conditions?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion on keloids and reddish swollen skin?

Can you give me suggestion on keloids and reddish swollen skin?

Keloid treatment: A photo would be nice to evaluate if you really have a keloid. There are several treatments for keloids including excisions, scar gels and injections. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen skin under the head of my penis?

Is it normal to have a swollen skin under the head of my penis?

No.: Swelling is not normal, no. It could be an infection or a rub reaction due to friction, or something more complex, but either way, you'll need to have your doctor or a dermatologist take a look at it directly to give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Got sore and swollen skin between virgina and anus what is making it like this?

Various causes: There are various causes for your symptoms, ranging from a yeast infection, allergic reaction or even herpes. The only way to know what is going on is to be examined by a health professional knowledgeable in gynecology/dermatology. ...Read more

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Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything I can take to treat this?

Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything I can take to treat this?

Cold compress: Peri-orbital (around the eye) edema (swelling) can be reduced by a cold compress to the area. This prevents capillary dilation and decreases edema. The itching is indicative of allergy type reaction. Either an over the counter oral antihistamine or over the counter topical eye allergy drop (also antihistamine) should help as well. ...Read more

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Swollen skin around my belly button ring. Remove it?

Swollen skin around my belly button ring. Remove it?

Depends...: Depends on what is causing it. It could be an umbilical hernia. You'll need to see your doctor and find out exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?

Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?

Warm salt water : Plica fimbriata are the fringe-like folds of mucosa on underside of the tongue on either side of the frenulum. Sometimes they become enlarged if the toothbrush hits them during brushing. Usually rinsing with warm salt water for 2-3 days helps. Brush your teeth and gums gently. If not, visit your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Broke wrist 12/19, after cast removed I am still swollen, skin warm to touch & skin color a little darker. Is all this normal. Going for pt next week.

Broke wrist 12/19, after cast removed I am still swollen, skin warm to touch & skin color a little darker. Is all this normal. Going for pt next week.

Normzl6: Under the cast ur skin does not wear of as it usually does. It causes the skin 2 darken the hair on ur arms becomes darker as well. Warm ; stiff is also normal, as long as well healed u should progress fairly fast. ...Read more

Swollen Skin (Definition)

Edema of outermost layer of ...Read more