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Sore Spot On Arm
Strain vs bruise: Pain and soreness about your triceps is most likely do to an injury or overuse problem. You can sustain a bruise with direct blunt trauma, a partial tear or strain with resisted force injury (too heavy a weight or too many repetitions past point of fatigue). A thorough orthopaedic evaluation is warranted if your symptoms are not steadily resolving over the course of a week. ...Read more
See a doc: Too many things to list. Go get checked. ...Read more
How large: This can be many different skin rashes. We need to know the size, is it flat or thickened, is it painful, does it itch etc. Sometimes a black and blue injury can change to yellow as it heals. It is best diagnosed by a dermatologist. Ask your physician about seeing a dermatolgoist. ...Read more
I have 2 red smooth quarter sized spots on my left backside upper arm and one red smooth spot on my right arm by my elbow what is it?
Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. I go with the process occurrring (which could be infection or insect mediated) and the location to give clues. Bites, ringworm, even syphillis are possible. many other possibilities i Psoriasis if it has scaley parts is possible; eczema if itchy. Reactions if you've had an exposure at JUST those locations, but those seem less likely ...Read more
Hit my elbow, next day noticed sore forearm & a knot. Then 1 spot on wrist became tender. All right arm. Pain lessened now. Neuropathy?
Herpes simplex: Not likely, but not impossible. Would need to see these to diagnose. ...Read more
Random sore spot on upper arm by shoulder.no discoloration or warmth but If touched,hurts.Looks normal,Little swollen.Very randomly appeared.Ideas?
Soreness: If there is no recent injury like a sprain to explain your symptoms, it's possible that the problem is tendonitis especially if shoulder motions produce pain. I recommend a trial of cold alternating with warm applications and,if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve(with food). If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.
Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.
Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more