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- Inflammatory conditions
- Sulfa drugs and some other antibiotics
- Birth control pills
- Leukotriene modifiers
- Proton pump inhibitors
Very tender, deep lumps, like bruises,
- Usually located on your shins
- May also appear on the forearms, trunk, neck, and head
- Associated joint pain and fever and redness around the eyes
- Blood and urine samples
- PPD skin test for tuberculosis
- Biopsy of a lesion
- Bed rest and elevation of legs
- Wet compresses
- Aspirin, except in children
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Potassium iodide
- Washing your hands often
- Not sharing food, drinks, or utensils
American Academy of Dermatology http://www/aad.org
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://www.familydoctor.org
Canadian Dermatology Association http://www.dermatology.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Erythema nodosum. EBSCO DynaMed website. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed September 24, 2014.
Erythema nodosum. Better Health Channel website. Available at: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Erythema%5Fnodosum?OpenDocument. Updated March 2014. Accessed September 24, 2014.
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/24/2014 -
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