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erythema nodosum?

Does anyone know if there's a treatment for this? It seems to be recurring for 3 years but seven dermatologists have no idea what caused it, how to cure it, or even how to get rid of the unsightly bruises the condition leaves.

Erythema nodosum is initially managed by identifying and treating any underlying condition present. Simultaneously, treatment is directed toward the inflamed skin from the erythema nodosum.

Treatments for erythema nodosum include antiinflammatory drugs, and cortisone by mouth or injection. Colchicine is sometime used effectively to reduce inflammation. Treatment must be customized for the particular patient and conditions present. It is important to note that erythema nodosum, while annoying and often painful, does not threaten internal organs and the long-term outlook is generally very good.

The most effective treatment is to remove the cause. Sometimes no cause is found, and complete resolution takes four to six weeks. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID's-ibuprofen, Alleve and others) and bed rest may be used to reduce the pain and swelling. Injections may also be used for large and painful nodules. Oral potassium iodide works great but is unpleasant to take and must be dosed correctly. Other treatments are available in severe cases.  (+ info)

Erythema Nodosum????

My niece has been having these bumps for at least 1 1/2 months now and has been to the dermo 2 times so far. The second time was since they didn't go away and she was even getting new ones. They want to do a biopsy now and she doesn't want that but I have been researching and told my sis it might me absolutely necessary. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about these bumps (she has them on her arm too and in the beginning I know she had canker sores in her mouth as well). I am getting nervous about the other diseases that associate with that sometimes. What do you think should happen next (tests)? Is that the right kind of doctor to continue this?

Erythema nodosum is a specific form of panniculitis characterized by tender, red or violet, palpable subcutaneous nodules on the shins and occasionally other locations. It often occurs with an underlying systemic disease, notably streptococcal infections, sarcoidosis, and TB.
Please see the web pages for more details on Erythema nodosum.  (+ info)

Have any of y'all ever been diagnosed with Erythema Nodosum?

I went to the doctor recently about a condition in my lower leg. Most of the symptoms led him to believe that I have Erythema Nodosum. Have y'all ever suffered with this? How was it treated? What brought it on, and has it gone away...or is it still reoccurring?

For me it first appeared a few weeks after I had my son. It has since come and gone 4 times...he is now 10 months old.

So weird... you're question was just e-mailed to me. Wednesday night at 11:00 PM.

I haven't been receiving any of my contacts questions via e-mail, until now AND it's like 2 days late.

To answer your question... I am not familiar with this. We manufacture compression socks where I work though... not sure if it would help you.

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Hello: I would like to know if anyone has been diagnosed with erythema nodosum?

I was diagnosed with erythema nodosum and wondered if anyone out there has it. Also, I was born premature and wondered if the erythema nodosum could be related somehow. My rheumetologist told me that it was because of taking anti depressants. Then another told me that it didn't have anything to do with it. I get tired so easily could that be from the erythema nodosum?

You might find the forum below useful for specific info;  (+ info)

erythema nodosum alternative remedies?

a young boy has contracted erythema nodosum and his family wishes to treat him alternatively, with natural medicine, he was diagnosed by a physician, it is a long running disease and the boy is very sick, any ideas?

Erethema nodosum usually have a life and no cure is prescribed except raised legs and rest. The specific medicine in homeopathy is Rhus Venenata. May look into its symptoms from the following link:
www.vithoulkas.com/content/view/1771/lang,en/  (+ info)

does anyone have erythema nodosum?

Ive been diagnosed with i.. anyone out there have this chronic disease?

I don't but my neighbor has it. She has been really ill and they think she might die in a few months.

Coach  (+ info)

erythema nodosum HELP PLEASE!!!!?

i don't know whats going on but im worried i woke up with a painful bump on my leg that lookes like a bite. its red and tender and it feels like a bruise now i have a few more and they hurt im sooo scared i read that it could be erythema nodosum but i dont have insurance to see a doc. please someone helppppp

It could be erythema nodosum. Are you unusually stressed out? Have you gotten any vaccine shots lately?

They can go away on their own, but if it ends up getting really bad, you will need to take a short, 6-day round of prednisone. You may be able to get this prescription written for you at a minute-clinic or walk-in clinic sort of place.  (+ info)

Is anyone familar with Erythema Nodosum?

Yeah, you might as well use plain old water.  (+ info)


Erythema nodosum is a type of skin inflammation that is located in a certain portion of the fatty layer of skin. Erythema nodosum (also called EN) results in reddish, painful, tender lumps most commonly located in the front of the legs below the knees. The tender lumps, or nodules, of erythema nodosum range in size from 1 to 5 centimeters. The nodular swelling is caused by a special pattern of inflammation in the fatty layer of skin.

Erythema nodosum can be self-limited and resolve on its own in three to six weeks. Upon resolution, it may leave only a temporary bruised appearance or leave a chronic indentation in the skin where the fatty layer has been injured.

There are several scenarios for the outcome of erythema nodosum. Typically, these areas of nodular tenderness range in size from about a dime to a quarter and they may be tender and inflamed off and on for a period of weeks. They usually then resolve spontaneously, each one of the little areas of inflammation shrinking down and then becoming flat rather than raised and inflamed. They leave a bruised appearance. Then, they resolve spontaneously completely. Other lesions can sometimes pop up elsewhere. This may occur for periods of weeks to months and then eventually goes away. However, chronic erythema nodosum that may last for years is another pattern. Chronic erythema nodosum, with intermittent recurrences, can occur with or without an underlying disease present.  (+ info)

Have you ever suffered from Erythema Nodosum with Colitis?

My daughter has Erythema Nodosum, which has developed after her colitis. She has had the colitis for a couple years. I understand that Asacol can cause this problem, which she took. I am wondering whether you have suffered from this and what helped? I read that Potassium Iodide can help, but no one mentioned that. My daughter took Prednisone and it helped. Now, it has returned: red bumps, one swollen leg. They symptoms have varied from these bumps, to swollen ankles, one swollen calf, swollen foot. She can barely walk, at times, due to the pain. She takes Tylenol, which is of some help. I am wondering what experiece you have had. Did you get rid of this, or did it return? Did you try any dietary changes which helped? Potassium Iodide?
Doctors don't have much to say. Just, 'this can sometimes accompany colitis'. One attentive general practitioner. One (second opionion for the colitis) doctor in a group of gastro-enterologists.

nope.. never had..

ask your doc

money for the voters!
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