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Question: Strange bumps suddenly appear-not allergy related

 UtahKId - Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:19 pm

last week i noticed blotchy tan-colored bumps under my right armpit. They didnt stand out too much at first, but each day they got bigger and started appearing in various places all over my torso. They don't itch, burn or hurt at all. I cant recall anything i might of done to cause this. No change in diet, clothes, enviroment, anything... I took a few benadryl to see if that would help but it did nothing. Can anyone help me?
 John Kenyon, CNA - Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:56 pm

User avatar Hello --

This really needs to be looked at by a dermatologist, and probably sooner than later. While they are likely innocent, it is nearly impossible to guess at the nature of most skin lesions without being able to see them up close, in person. Further, what you're describing here, due to the relatively rapid onset and the location, there is a remote possibility this sort of thing can be associated with Hodgkin's lymphoma, and so this needs to be ruled out at the same time the lesions are identified and any treatment prescribed.

Good luck to you and please follow up with us as needed.

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