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Swollen,itchy bumps. Tested for cholesterol, estrogen, bone density. Antibiotics taken. Treatment?

Hi there, my name is Nickey and I am 32years old! I just want to get a. Second opinion on my condition please!

I have round,red, swollen,itchy bumps just on my lower legs and it hurts like hell! (sorry) but it does! It comes and goes but no one can ever tell me really what it is! Had blood tested for colesterol, estrogen level, I even went for a bone desity scan and all tests came out good! Dr did give me antibiotics and it does work, pain is livable nou, still got the red bubps! O yes and they are warm to the toutch, but when in hot bath they really gets red and painfull! Please help!!!
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Hi thanks for writing to healthcaremagic. You are suffering from a condition known as erythyma nodosum.It is an inflammation of fat cells in body under skin In about 30-50% of cases, the cause of EN is unknown EN may be associated with a wide variety of diseases, including infections (e.g., hepatitis C, tuberculosis, streptococcal, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Yersinia, and Epstein-Barr virus), autoimmune disorders (e.g., inflammatory bowel disease or Behçet's disease), pregnancy, medications (sulfonamides, oral contraceptives, bromides), vaccinations, and cancer. EN may also occur in lepromatous leprosy.So it is always important to rule out causes,and it will be better you consult a dermatologist and undergo various blood investigations and punch biopsy of lesion.
For relief you can take nsaids like combiflam.Take bed rest,wet compression and leg elevation can also help you.You can use compreesive bandages.In most cases disease resolves within 3 to 6 weeks.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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