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Dr. Douglas Johnston
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Skin Swelling (Overview)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Skin may increase in size due to fluid accumulation (edema).


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Is it possible to be allergic to cold, and can it cause skin swelling?

Is it possible to be allergic to cold, and can it cause skin swelling?

Cold urticaria: Yes it is possible to develop hives and swelling to the cold. This is not acually an "allergy" but rather an abnormal response by the body that can occur in some people. Cold urticaria is classified as a physical urticaria and this can be demonstrated in the doctor's office by placing an ice cube on the arm for 5 minutes and observe for the development of hives and swelling as the skin rewarms. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Johnston
7 Doctors shared insights

Skin Swelling (Overview)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Skin may increase in size due to fluid accumulation (edema).


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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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How to get rid of skin swelling caused by sunburn?

How to get rid of skin swelling caused by sunburn?

Cool soaks: Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them to the burned areas. And learn mr. Sun's lesson: apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion whenever you go out in the sun! ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get skin swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get skin swelling off and on?

Eval may help: There are many causes of skin swelling and not all are genetic. One condition called hereditary angioedema is a genetic type of swelling that often runs in family. In this condition, swelling occurs without hives. Blood tests can evaluate for this. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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What is the definition or description of: Skin swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Skin swelling?

Skin swelling: Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Skin may increase in size due to fluid accumulation (edema). ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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Is it possible to be allergic to cold, and can it cause skin swelling?

Cold urticaria: Yes it is possible to develop hives and swelling to the cold. This is not acually an "allergy" but rather an abnormal response by the body that can occur in some people. Cold urticaria is classified as a physical urticaria and this can be demonstrated in the doctor's office by placing an ice cube on the arm for 5 minutes and observe for the development of hives and swelling as the skin rewarms. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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Are there some genetic reasons I get skin swelling off and on?

Eval may help: There are many causes of skin swelling and not all are genetic. One condition called hereditary angioedema is a genetic type of swelling that often runs in family. In this condition, swelling occurs without hives. Blood tests can evaluate for this. ...Read more

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Skin swelling up and it's puffy and itchy after I scratched it. But it was just a little bump and not a bug bite?

Hives: Swelling and itching of the skin after scratching is usually due to hives (urticaria) -- or more scientifically, "dermatographism." the little bump that started it all could very well have been a bug bite, however. ...Read more

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How to get rid of skin swelling caused by sunburn?

Cool soaks: Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them to the burned areas. And learn mr. Sun's lesson: apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion whenever you go out in the sun! ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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Why I alway have skin swelling boils around my thigh and butt area and how to cure it?

Boils: This is a typical area for boils. There are a lot of hair follicles that infection sets in. Unfortunately, this problem becomes an ongoing pest in a few folks. First, any condition that weakens your immune system needs to be ruled out such as thyroid disease, diabetes, hiv. Antibiotics are used to treat flare ups. Identifying factors that decrease local immunity may be helpful - detergents, clothe. ...Read more

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Punctured head with sharp object 3days ago., broke skin, swelling gone down. Peroxide. Still hurts to touch, move forehead. Is it infected?

Punctured head with sharp object 3days ago., broke skin, swelling gone down. Peroxide. Still hurts to touch, move forehead. Is it infected?

Not infected: If the swelling gone down is not infected.
This pain that you have is considered "normal" and physiologic and is associated with an inflammatory response that is part of the healing process. In normal pain, the pain usually disappears when healing is complete. Wait about 2 weeks or so. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my skin swelling on my arm?

Regular doctor: Primary care physician can evaluate, order tests and treat. If unusual he can refer you to specialist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: red or bluish purple). The following also describes me: Skin swelling. What should I do?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: red or bluish purple). The following also describes me: Skin swelling. What should I do?

See your doctor: Skin rashes can be a sign of another problem, a side effect of a drug or due to drug-drug interaction or food-CT interaction. Kindly see your doctor who would know the medicines you are on and other health problems you might have, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it okay to use mupirocin on an under the skin pimple that I messed with & caused it to swell & tore some skin. Swelling has gone down.?

Is it okay to use mupirocin on an under the skin pimple that I messed with & caused it to swell & tore some skin. Swelling has gone down.?

OK: But there will be no benefit. Also note that studies show no benefit from use of "antibacterial" [triclosan] soaps. If the swelling is subsiding you may need nothing more. If it persists and bothers you a dermatologist will get rid of it. ...Read more

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Hi can I know the cause, prevention and tratment of under eye skin swelling at morning??

Hi can I know the cause, prevention and tratment of under eye skin swelling at morning??

AM eye swelling: Do you have allergies, a runny nose or post nasal drip, reflux? All of the above irritate the nose and cause discharge, at night when you sleep, since the head is down the fluid runs into the eyes and causes swelling. Elevate head of bed when sleeping, take an antihistamine before bedtime, treat reflux, avoid allergens. F/u with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 Doctors shared insights

Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more