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What Type Of Insect Bite Can Cause Swelling The Size Of A Golf Ball
My 2 yr old got bit by some sort of insect yesterday, the swelling is this size of a golf ball on his forehead, what should I do?
Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more
If a ganglion cycst ruptures and cause severe pain swelling and heat do i need to he concerned it is on the wrist and was the size of a golf ball?
What can cause golf ball sized swelling right side under chin when eating? Also have random swelling on lower front of neck.
What can cause acute inner elbow lymph node swelling golf ball size bilateral. Passed kidney stone 2 days prior.see dr 2morrow. Took flomax (tamsulosin) for stone
Lymph node swelling: This location of lymph node swelling typically associates with an inflammatory reaction at the elbow or below, in your forearm or hand. Did you have an IV in your arm or hand? Flomax (tamsulosin) could lead to an allergic reaction but I think you would see other evidences. Are nails and fingers irritated? Do you have a rash elsewhere? ...Read more
I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should i seek medical treatment?
Seeking medical : Attention is never bad or wrong, afterall, you do have a problem. Alternatively, l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the blister allow it to drain and place some antibiotic ointment to the site and bandage it. Change daily and monitor the wound and yourself for any fever or signs of redness or swelling by the bites. ...Read more
My husband have his left foot swelling he said he felt like an insect bite last night.Google search said take ibuprofen, but how many times a day?
Every 6 hours: The timing for Ibuprofen is every six hours as needed. However, this will help with pain and somewhat with the inflammation, if thee is still a lot of swelling or itching from the bite, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) may be a good additional medication to try. Cool compresses are also helpful. ...Read more
Hi I rolled my ankle yesterday and there is swelling the size of a golf ball around my ankle bone but the pain goes up to my calf from my ankle?
Ankle Sprain: It sounds like an ankle sprain from the excessive inversion. Sometimes with high grade ankle sprains a fracture of the fibular bone could be present. Might want to rule out this possibility getting xray of ankle and proximal tibia/fibula. The other thing to bear in mind is that the ligament that stabilize the ankle could have also been teared. So if therapy and meds don't help get an MRI. ...Read more
Knot size of a golf ball just under my chin.Doesn't hurt. Was taking prednisona.My face started swelling.Stopped but still swelled. What do you think?
Hello i woke up with golf ball size swelling on the outside of my elbow after a night shift is this serious thank you?
My husband has been having a golf ball size swelling on the outer part of his right ankle for more than a year. Initially there was no pain but lately?
LOOKED AT: He should have it looked at by a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist. If it's a soft tissue growth, it's probably benign, but I have had malignant soft tissue growths present exactly like that. ...Read more
I had a bakers cyst removed in February. I now have swelling and a golf ball size hard Knot. If this and if it is scar tissue can it be removed?
Assuming: the abnormality you are feeling is in the back of the knee you may have a recurrence of the cyst. Ultrasound can help sort that out. ...Read more
My daughter 17 years had swelling at back of head with golf ball size lump with sever pain & heaviness. No injury. This swelling disappeared automatic?
Swelling: Your daughter may have had a swollen lymph gland which disappeared over time. ...Read more
Golf-ball-sized areas of swelling behind (beside) my ankle bones. 33, female. No discoloration, no pain. Overweight, no hypertension. Non-smoker.
Why would someone have reoccurring swelling in one ankle ? Golf ball size swelling, stiff and sore from very little time on feet, very warm to the touch, causing pain in left leg also.
Please consult an ankle specialist
there are many differential diagnoses which include soft tissue mass to ankle ligament damage. ...Read more
Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?
Hot towel: It is common to have face swelling after tooth removal especially infected ones. Cold compression for the first day following the surgery and warm compression after 2 and 3 days of surgery is recommended to reduce the swelling. Painkiller like Motrin also will help because of anti-inflammatory effect. ...Read more
I drop a 30ish pound table from about 2 feet on my foot it is swelling its about half a golf ball lump is it fractured?
Maybe (not) . . .: Get an xray. That's only way to know for sure if bone is broken or not (short of it being at a funny angle or sticking thru skin). ...Read more
I was hit in the face by a golf ball at high speed. Large swelling on cheek but nothing broken. Should I still see a doctor ?
Bruise: Apply some ice to the bruised area and see your doctor. ...Read more
My right foot first started swelling under by foot at the base of my middle toe around the distal end of my metatarsal area. It felt as if i was walking on a half of a golf ball. The swelling got worse and now my middle toe is extremely swollen and the ba
Swollen Toe: Joints swell when fluid in the tissue surrounding the joints increases. Swollen joints are common in people with arthritis, infections, gout, and joint injuries. Treatment for swollen joints depends on the cause of the swollen joint. See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Elbow swelled up like a golf ball. Swelling left but lower arm then bruised.Bruising gone now - elbow slightly tender after 1 month. Is this Normal?
No, see doc!: You need to see your doc and find out why this happened. You may have gout, for example, or another problem that needs treatment. If you have pain your are not yet fully healed and you need to find out what is going on so you can get that way! In the meantime, avoid activities that make it hurt, if possible, to give it time to heal. Happy Holidays. ...Read more
It has been 8 days, I have a medial and lateral ankle sprain, unsure of grade but def 2/3. Swelling ankle like a golf ball, bruising and pain in my shin. My ankle is stiff, X-ray show no break, tried stretching did not work, is this normal?
Yes: The ankle will swell for quite some time. Ice several times daily, elevate the extremity and if you can safely take it, ibuprofen will help. Once you can begin range of motion this should help with swelling as well. If you are not in one I would recommend a pneumatic cam walker and ask your physician for consult for physical therapy. The therapy will be most important. ...Read more
Yes: Some can. This is called an arthus reaction and represents the release of chemicals into the local blood vessels that trigger swelling. ...Read more
I have horseshoe size bruise/swelling that appeared on top of spine. I didn't do anything too physical and it's not an insect bite
See doctor: If there is no trauma or insect bite, you need to ask your doctor to take a look at it since the area involved is sizable. ...Read more
What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear.. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?
? Impetigo: What you describe sounds suspicious for impetigo, a strep infection of your skin. You can have a tiny break in your skin that you were not even aware of, and the normal skin bacteria could then enter in and cause a local strep infection. The "scabbing" is what makes me especially suspicious. Try washing with antibacterial wash, put on antibiotic ointment, and if not better in a few days, see doc. ...Read more
I have a bug bite the diameter size of a golf ball on my leg. It is puffy and hurts when it is touched. I am in france on vacation. What is it?
I Recently moved and have been getting bit since. We checked for bed bugs but didn't find any traces of them. The bites golf ball size and very itchy.
Dermatology referral: It's hard to begin to diagnose this problem properly without a visual examination. I suggest you see a dermatologist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis, treatment plan and advice in dealing with what may be causing this problem. ...Read more
Son killed an unidentified bug on his arm. Today it's red, golf ball sized bite that itches and is "uncomfortable". Concerned or no?
I have a group of insect bites behind my ear with growing swelling but no glands development yet?
Shingles : If painful this might be shingles see MD were always on the lookout for it. ...Read more
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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