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What Can Cause The Area Under You Chin To Swell And Itch
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
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
Upper head is always sore to the touch and sometimes red.N what can be the cause and can anything be done about it?
Numerous: See dermatologist to have this evaluated and treated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red itchy rash from the anus to the vagina what might be the cause and how can i treat them?
What would cause the edge of my fingernail to swell and be puffy and painful? And how can I get rid of 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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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