Skin lumps are any abnormal bump or swelling on the skin.
Many people wonder if small bumps or lumps on the body are something to worry about. Most lumps and swellings are benign (not cancerous) and are harmless, especially the kind that feel soft and roll easily (lipomas).
A lump or swelling that appears suddenly (over 24 - 48 hours) and is painful is usually caused by an injury or an infection.
Lipomas, fatty lumps under the skin
Enlarged lymph glands
, usually in the armpits, neck, and groin
, a closed sac in or under the skin that is lined with skin tissue and contains fluid or semisolid material
Benign skin growths such as seborrheic keratoses or neurofibromas
, painful, red bumps usually involving a hair follicle
Corn or callus, caused by skin thickening in response to continued pressure (for example, from shoes) and usually occurring on a to...
In the first segment , we covered what things could be causing our feet to hurt. In the last segment we covered symptoms and how to report them to our doctor. In this segment, we will review treatments options for our painful feet.
Did you know our feet talk? It’s true; our feet can tell us about our overall health. Take a minute to review what our feet tell us, here . This slideshow covers many of the topics we reviewed in the first segment and gives us a clear picture of how our feet talk to us in more ways than one.
The Next Step
What a metaphor—one-step at a time. If our foot pain is more than soreness from normal wear and tear created by their performance under pressure, it’s time to consider a treatment plan. Plans vary with what is causing our foot pain, it is not a one-shoe-fits-all approach. Foot pain can have a variety of causes , symptoms , and individualized treatments.
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Generic Name: TOLNAFTATE - TOPICAL Pronounced: (tole-NAF-tate) Athlete's Foot (Tolnaftate) Top Uses
Tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as
athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It is an antifungal that works by
preventing the growth of fungus.
How To Use Athlete's Foot (Tolnaftate) Top
Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly
dry the area to be treated. Apply this medication to the affected skin, usually
twice a day or as directed on the product package or by your doctor. Dosage and
length of treatment depends on the type of infection being
Some forms of tolnaftate (e.g., powder) need to be shaken
before applying. Check your product package to see if your form of this
medication needs to be shaken. Apply enough medication to cover the affected
area and some of the surrounding skin. After applying this medication, wash
your hands. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do ...
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