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What causes skin tenderness? 8 possible conditions

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Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch.

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Neuralgia is severe pain that occurs due to a damaged nerve. The damaged nerve may be anywhere in the body, but it's most common in the face and neck.

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Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a condition that makes skin red or inflamed after contact with a particular substance. Contact dermatitis is either the result of an allergen or an irritant. Allergic dermatitis usually appear...

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Eczema is a common skin condition caused by an overactive immune system. It is marked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin.

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Stasis Dermatitis And Ulcers

Find detailed information on stasis dermatitis and ulcers, including causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Sebaceous Cyst

Sebaceous cysts are mostly found on the face, neck, or torso. They grow slowly and are not life-threatening, but they may become uncomfortable.

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Corns And Calluses

Corns and calluses are patches of hard, thickened skin. These can be anywhere on your body, but they're typically found on your feet.

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Accidental Poisoning by Soap Products

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Accidentally swallowing or inhaling soap products can cause you to experience life-threatening symptoms.

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