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What can cause the area under you chin to swell and itch?

What can cause the area under you chin to swell and itch?

Infection: This could be herpes, bacterial infection or even related to dental problem if there is no visible rash. The inside of your mouth needs to be checked. If there is dental issue this needs to be addressed immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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


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Swollen eyelids from the bottom to the top. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

Swollen eyelids from the bottom to the top. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

See your eye MD: See your eye md to make sure that you don't have a more serious problem. If it is allergy, you could try a cold pack to reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve itching and swelling in my labia minor area?

What can I do to relieve itching and swelling in my labia minor area?

Depends on the cause: A yeast infection is pretty likely, in which case there are a lot of over the counter treatments that may help. However, there are many more options. Sex that is too dry, too long, too rough, penis too big, vagina too small, sex under water, infections, jock itch, allergy to condoms/spermicide etc. If the problem does not resolve, it is time to call your family doctor. ...Read more

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My lips are swollen and red around the outside, what can I do to reduce the reaction quickly?

My lips are swollen and red around the outside, what can I do to reduce the reaction quickly?

Depends: Your lips could be swollen and red for many reasons. It sounds like something that is just a local reaction to dry weather and climate change (which is common this time of year). Please use an emollient like vasaline or eucerin three times a day, I personally would use over the counter 0.5% hydrocortisone cream twice a day for 3 days. www.bmednyc.com ...Read more

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I have red itchy rash from the anus to the vagina what might be the cause and how can i treat them?

I have red itchy rash from the anus to the vagina what might be the cause and how can i treat them?

Need eval.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What can cause your bikini line to itch and burn?

What can cause your bikini line to itch and burn?

Pressure/irritation: A combination of excessive pressure, sweat and friction, higher germ concentration- normal for the area resulting in mild, non specific inflammation. ...Read more

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What would cause the edge of my fingernail to swell and be puffy and painful? And how can I get rid of it?

What would cause the edge of my fingernail to swell and be puffy and painful? And how can I get rid of it?

The I's have it.: Could be infection (bacterial or yeast). Inflammation. Ingrown (curved nail can act like a splinter). Talk with your doc about what it is and what can help you. Feel better. ...Read more

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What can cause the labia minora to become very dry and sore? What can you use to help it?

What can cause the labia minora to become very dry and sore? What can you use to help it?

Depends: Your young to get atrophic vaginitis, which is often caused by a lack of or deficiency in hormones that aide in vaginal lubrication/moisture. Certain infections may cause dryness and irritation, so best to get evaluated and see what the best tx would be. In the mean time, use basic lubricants (medicated vaseline.Ky jelly, etc.) during any intercourse to avoid pain and irritation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could lead to my eyes to get itchy and swollen, and the skin around them to get dry?

What could lead to my eyes to get itchy and swollen, and the skin around them to get dry?

?allergies?: This time of year is one of the peak season for allergies. While we often think about sneezing and runny noses caused by allergies, your eyes can be affected by allergies as well. A visit to your family doctor or eye doctor can help determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause the perineum to swell and be hard?

What would cause the perineum to swell and be hard?

See your doctor: Perineal issues may be simple or complex in nature. Most of the time, an examination is needed to make recommendations for evaluation & treatment. This presentation could represent a bartholin's cyst, a developing labial abscess or a variety of other conditions. ...Read more

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What would cause an area of the breast to become numb and discolored?

What would cause an area of the breast to become numb and discolored?

Inflammatory brst ca: Inflammatory breast cancer occurs suddenly, with discoloration, pain, numbness, bruising, swelling or itching. Mammograms are often negative-- tumor cells grow in a sheet and don't form a lump. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. Immediate chemotherapy is needed. If there has been no injury to the breast, a numb discolored area should be seen immediately by a doctor. Ask about IBC. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the lymph nodes to swell up under the chin and how do I get rid of it?

What are the causes of the lymph nodes to swell up under the chin and how do I get rid of it?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes under the chin are usually responding/reacting to some kind of inflammation or infection in the mouth. You have to find the underlying cause and treat this. This can help them shrink. Sometimes, once the lymph nodes have swollen up, they will stay enlarged even though the infection or underlying problem is better. These lymph nodes can usually be observed or removed. ...Read more

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What can cause the skin around the labia to itch?

What can cause the skin around the labia to itch?

Lots of things: Some common, some rare. An exam will probably lead to a directed therapy. Meanwhile the OTC Hydrocortisone is likely to help. ...Read more

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What would cause an eyelid to go purple colour all over without any blow to the area -either around it?

What would cause an eyelid to go purple colour all over without any blow to the area -either around it?

Eye Shadow??: Usually purplish discoloration implies bloody extravasation probably secondary to trauma. You state there was no trauma. Could you have a blleding diathesis such as a hemophilia or a previously undetected von Willebrand's Disease. You should be seen by a flesh and blood doc, not a computer doc who can get a better history and physical exam from you. ...Read more

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What can cause you to feel tight in or around the chest area?

What can cause you to feel tight in or around the chest area?

Rule out angina: The main thing to consider (and hopefully exclude) is if the nature of the pain or tightness is related to the heart. Sometimes the coronary arteries can spasm, or be blocked leading to angina...or even a heart attack. Other possibilities to consider include,: asthma, esophageal spasm possibly related to reflux pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, pneumonia, copd, anxiety.,..and other things. ...Read more

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My wound is causing lymph nodes to swell and be painful. Is there anything i can do to reduce the swelling/pain?

My wound is causing lymph nodes to swell and be painful. Is there anything i can do to reduce the swelling/pain?

Infected wound: It sounds like your wound is infected. Have it looked at and possibly cultured. You may have to be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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The masseter face muscles are swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

The masseter face muscles are swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

Icing, Advil (ibuprofen)...: The masseter muscle is one of the muscles of mastication (biting), and it is an extremely powerful muscle, that is constantly in use. If it is bilateral and painful you must rule out mumps (inflammation of the parotid glands) that are deeper but very near. Most likely from night grinding, over-use, over-stretched. Ice, advil, (ibuprofen) limit to soft diet, reduce over opening. Moist heat too. If no relief>dr. ...Read more

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Can my lip cold sore spread to the genital and eye areas? What should I do to prevent the cold sore from spreading to other areas? I want it contained

Can my lip cold sore spread to the genital and eye areas? What should I do to prevent the cold sore from spreading to other areas? I want it contained

Low risk, no worry: During the very first infection, HSV can infect other sites, especially eyes or fingertip. But this almost never happens with recurrent outbreaks. If you've had cold sores a few times, there is no risk. To be extra safe, it's a good idea to wash or use alcohol gel (e.g. Purel) frequently and try to avoid rubbing your eyes. But little risk if you forget. No risk at all for genital infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more