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

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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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

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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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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?

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?

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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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

Dr. Douglas Johnston
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Skin Swelling (Definition)

Skin swelling is a common symptom of an inflammatory or allergic ...Read more