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Skin swelling

Also known as Skin nodules, Skin welts, and Skin swelling

Skin swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of skin swelling are pyogenic skin infection, sebaceous cyst, and contact dermatitis. Other possible causes, such as allergy, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with skin swelling often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, wound care management, biopsy, incision and drainage, excision of skin lesion, culture wound and other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with skin swelling include desonide topical, rifampin, famciclovir, fluocinolone topical, desoximetasone topical, adapalene topical, griseofulvin, calamine-pramoxine topical, tazarotene topical, benzoyl peroxide-clindamycin topical, econazole topical, ketamine and hexachlorophene topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for skin swelling include age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.4x
1-4 years
2.0x
5-14 years
1.5x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.6x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
0.9x
Other
0.9x
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