What causes swelling on chin? - Online Doctor Chats
I have swelling on my chin and it has a small pin size mark..when I press on it , it expells white clear fluid, like a blister would. I have had this happening for awhile now. It comes on my hands and the top of my feet and is extremely itchy...I also have small ones appear on the back edge of my hairline. I have no idea what this is..At the moment my chin is really swollen and when I press on it , it is spongey....
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Hi, it looks to me like you have an infection.
Have you had any fevers or chills?
no I haven't
OK, well, i think you need to go to your doctor and get a culture and sensitivity on the pus that can be extracted
You probably need a course of antibiotics after that
Lots of skin bacteria and bacteria we come across in the soil can cause this
it doesn't appear as pus....it appears as clear fluid...I had gone to my FP and she said it was ecema but I don't think that would swell like this
ohh, thats changes things
there is a type of eczema that is inflammatory
may i ask if you spend alot of time in the sun?
but would that appear on my feet and hands
no, not at all in the sun..I am in Canada and it has been cold here
it certainly can appear in the extermities as well
my husband is questioning whether I am Glutin intolerant!!
could it be that?
it's incredibly rare!
once I squeeze all the clear fluid out the swelling goes down and the skin forms a scaley cover then heals until next time
also, have you had any other stomach or digestive symptoms of gluten sensitivity?
no none of those ..no bowel issues or stomach issues
Right, getting a complication of IBS without getting the primary symptoms is not very likely
once I scratch the area , it comes up just like hives...
it will give u=you a diagnosis quickly with only minimal discomfort.
I thought of allergies right away because of the look so much like hives, however, I have remembered the foods I eat immediately before this appears and doesn't seem like an allergy but I'm not a MD....lol
a small bit of skin is taken under local anesthesia
that is very good advice and I do know a good dermatologist..Dr. Weatherhead in Ottawa. I will call him tomorrow and arrange an appointment..
Oh, we MD's have trouble with this stuff too
But i thnk you need to see a dermatologist and get a biopsy done
Great! I'm glad you have access to someone you trust
I shall follow your advice....and thank you so much....
Always happy to help!
you are doing a great job...thank you again...goodnight doctor
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