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My grandmother fell down the top of the stairs and all I can see is redness and red patches on her back. So I put ice on it. What should I do?

My grandmother fell down the top of the stairs and all I can see is redness and red patches on her back. So I put ice on it. What should I do?

Bruises: If it just the soft tissue or even the rib bruises, time is the healer icing and anti inflammatory medicine might help with pain, If it is rib fracture without displacement the treatment is going to be the same, if there is displacement compromising the lungs needs intervention. If it is so she would have symptoms of severe pain and shortness of breath. Judge by the severity of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain on mid spine where bra strap together lie, pain when touching it, redness and a little pain when bending back. 19.?

Pain on mid spine where bra strap together lie, pain when touching it, redness and a little pain when bending back. 19.?

Irritation: From the bra hooks could be the cause, at your young age, but a local infection is also a possibility. Assuming you have had no injury, you could try wearing a sports bra, keeping a little disposable hand warmer (from sporting/hunting store) on the spot and watch it for several days. If redness or pain get worse, or you get a fever or chills, be seen right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Been sitting in front of fireplace a lot lately. My back is very red and the redness doesn't go away. Can this damage any organs from too much heat?

Been sitting in front of fireplace a lot lately. My back is very red and the redness doesn't go away. Can this damage any organs from too much heat?

Erythema Ab Igne: Erythema ab igne (eai) is a skin reaction caused by chronic exposure to infrared radiation in the form of heat. It was once a common condition seen in the elderly who stood or sat closely to open fires or electric space heaters. Although the introduction of central heating has reduced eai of this type, it is still found in individuals exposed to heat from other sources. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my legs and arms and have a Web like redness in the backs of my legs I've gone to two Dr's neither knew what it was?

I have had pain in my legs and arms and have a Web like redness in the backs of my legs I've gone to two Dr's neither knew what it was?

Hard to know: More information is required to give an educated opinion (more background info, better description or rash/picture, any laboratory studies, etc). A thought that comes to mind is polyarteritis nodosa, which occurs with inflammation of the blood vessels. It is a form of autoimmunity that may be triggered by certain infections. Often presents with lacy violet/red rash and painful joints or skin node ...Read more

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I started getting leg redness a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

I started getting leg redness a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

Hmmm...: Depends on the cause of the redness. This could be signs of infection, blood clot, inflammation or poor circulation. It is important that you see a doctor for this immediately, because some of these problems require emergency treatment. ...Read more

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I've had 2 bumps on the back of my neck. No pain, no redness, and they are about the size of a pea. What can the be?

I've had 2 bumps on the back of my neck. No pain, no redness, and they are about the size of a pea. What can the be?

Swollen glands: These could be reaction to recent infection or even irritation in the scalp which caused these nodes to develop. If you are concerned confirm with your md. ...Read more

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Hard bump back left side of head. Noticed it 10 days ago. Hurt to press on. No redness but is now causing more pain in back of my head and down into m?

Hard bump back left side of head. Noticed it 10 days ago. Hurt to press on. No redness but is now causing more pain in back of my head and down into m?

This is the kind: Of thing that you can watch for a few days, but if it hasn't resolved or is in fact worse. "causing more pain". it is time for you to see your Doctor. An expert physical examination and possibly some tests (plain skull x-ray or CT) will likely be helpful. Most fluid filled cysts are not hard, but there is a chance the lump could be aspirated. Make appointment today. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have had this non-specific itching on the middle of my back for over a year now. It drives me nuts. There is no rash or redness at all; just itchin?

I have had this non-specific itching on the middle of my back for over a year now. It drives me nuts. There is no rash or redness at all; just itchin?

Normal: SAs long as there is no swelling, redness, rash, eczema or any other appearance that looks strange it is a normal thing that affects many people especially on the back. It is sometimes called essential pruritus. Sometimes an over the counter hydrocortisone cream helps to relieve the itching ...Read more

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I have a redness, itchiness, bumpy around the stomach and back itchiness, redness, bumps on the stomach and back?

I have a redness, itchiness, bumpy around the stomach and back itchiness, redness, bumps on the stomach and back?

See your doctor: Its unfair to you for us to try to guess what kind of rash you have over the internet. Your doctor will be able to see it and feel it and give you an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

Infection etc.: The swelling process found is equivalent to inflammation which will take time to resolve. ...Read more

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What is the solution if there is long constipation with slight pain on the back near lumber vertebre and redness on the face.?

What is the solution if there is long constipation with slight pain on the back near lumber vertebre and redness on the face.?

That depends..: ....On the age of the patient, the circumstances, and the diet. As with any most problems, the solution is often determined by the cause. If the problem is diet, change the diet. If the problem is insufficient water intake, drink more. If the problem is an underactive thyroid, that will require investigation and hormone replacement. The list goes on. ...Read more

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Once u scrape a mole does it look darker for acouple months then go back to its original size and shape? -My scrape got better just a little redness.

Once u scrape a mole does it look darker for acouple months then go back to its original size and shape? -My scrape got better just a little redness.

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. ...Read more

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I scraped my mole a month ago and now the scrape healed but there is a little redness and the mole came back a bit darker will my mole go to its orgin?

I scraped my mole a month ago and now the scrape healed but there is a little redness and the mole came back a bit darker will my mole go to its orgin?

It may: A mole or nevus is a benign skin growth that can easily be removed in the office with local anesthesia. Depending on the depth of the lesion and the technique used for removal, the mole may return if not removed completely. As the growth is benign this occurrence is not alarming. You can have your doctor take a look at the area if you are concerned. A biopsy can easily be performed to be sure. ...Read more

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I had viral conjuntivitis 4 months back but since then any contact with any kind of chemical brings back the redness and gritty even photo phobia once?

I had viral conjuntivitis 4 months back but since then any contact with any kind of chemical brings back the redness and gritty even photo phobia once?

See an eye doctor: You may just have dry eyes, but typically that response to the contact lens means the cornea (surface of the eye) is irritated and should be investigated further. ...Read more

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A big pimple burst few days back.....But the swelling and redness is still there. The wound has healed yet the swelling and redness remains. Wht to do?

A big pimple burst few days back.....But the swelling and redness is still there. The wound has healed yet the swelling and redness remains. Wht to do?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What could this be. I have redness/creamy stuff around penis under foreskin itchy and painful if I pull foreskin back.

What could this be. I have redness/creamy stuff around penis under foreskin itchy and painful if I pull foreskin back.

Balanitis: Swelling/redness/creamy discharge of the head of the penis is likely due to a bacterial or fungal infection. Practicing proper hygiene will add in its prevention and possibly resolution. ...Read more

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Small lump felt back of neck. Was there months before but grew suddenly. Redness around right now but firm and attached to skin. What is this?

Small lump felt back of neck. Was there months before but grew suddenly. Redness around right now but firm and attached to skin. What is this?

Probably a cyst: These can get infected and need treated with antibiotics. They can grow and get larger. They may need to be surgically removed. Your doctor can evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy. There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy. There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

Neurogenic: Nerves or trauma can cause an itch. Creams and oral. Mrdd are available and may need a biopsy seek your doctor for further evaluation and testing and possible treatments. I hope your feel better soon. ...Read more

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Puffiness/redness/burning sensation is back after big toenail removal on 3/25/15. Will I most likely have to have the toenail removal procedure again?

Puffiness/redness/burning sensation is back after big toenail removal on 3/25/15. Will I most likely have to have the toenail removal procedure again?

TO KNIFE A NAIL BED: Sounds like a repeat procedure may be coming, especially if there is some toe nail left. But in situations like these, patients have best results when doing warm water soak 3 times/day, otherwise ensure area is clean & dry, give it plenty of exposure to air, & daily bandage changes (youtube instructions on best bandaging, almost all videos with over 50k views are reliable) ...Read more