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I have erythema nodosum on both right and left legs. I don't know what it is from. I have two cats. Could they have caused it?

Erythema Nodosum. In about half of cases, the exact cause of erythema nodosum is unknown. Some cases may occur with: infections. Some of the more common ones are: streptococcus (most common) cat scratch disease chlamydia coccidioidomycosis hepatitis b histoplasmosis leptospirosis mononucleosis (ebv) mycobacteria mycoplasma psittacosis syphilis tuberculosis tularemia yersinia pregnancy.

Can erythema nodosum be mistaken for folliculitis?

Not really. Erythema nodosum is a reddened, tender nodule 1-5 inches with no pus, fluctuance or drainage. Folliculitis is an infected hair follicle that may progress to a small pusutle or an abscess.

Can you tell me anything about erythema nodosum or panniculitis?

Big range. Both of these are skin conditions and the severity can range from "not too bad" to "need a big operation". The treating physician is the best person to answer specific concerns because of the many variables that come into play.

Erythema nodosum occurs as a symptom of infections such as histoplasmosis?

Association. Erythema nodosum (en) is an inflammatory disorder that involves tender nodules under the skin. It is associated with many systemic conditions including infections with streptococcus, chllamydia, coccidiodomycosis, hepatitis b, tuberculosis, and histoplasmosis. Also, sensitivity to certain medications are linked to en, including antibiotics and birth control pills.

Is it normal to not have symptoms of erythema nodosum but still have it?

ERYTHEMA NODOSUM. SYMPTOMS OF THIS DISORDER ARE PAIN AND TENDERNESS. WHO MADE THE DIAGNOSIS? WAS A BIOPSY TAKEN? IF YOU HAVENT SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST YET, PLEASE SEE ONE!

I have erythema nodosum on both legs for a week now. What should I do?

E. Nodosum. The underlying infection, drug, or disease should be identified and treated. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) to reduce pain and swelling. Analgesics, rest.