Your healthcare practitioner will go over the best course of action for treating erythema nodosum with you based on age, general health, and medical background, size of the problem your tolerance for particular treatments, operations, or medications, expectations for how the illness will progress and
your preference or opinion.
- Despite being painful, erythema nodosum is typically not a serious condition. In most cases, symptoms disappear after six weeks. They might reappear, though.
- Your doctor will recommend medications to treat this problem if a bacterial infection is to blame. Stopping the medication is the only way to treat erythema nodosum brought on by a pharmacological reaction.
Until the lumps heal, the following medications can help you manage pain and other symptoms:
- Aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve) are examples of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs). If you have Crohn's disease, avoid using these because they may precipitate an attack.
- Oral steroids with potassium iodide
- Additionally, until the bumps heal, elevate your legs when you rest and wear compression stockings. Also, refrain from wearing tight or scratchy clothing to avoid irritating the lumps.
- Bed rest is needed.
Red, tender bumps on the shins,Fever,Joint pain,Enlarged lymph nodes in the chest
Red bumps on legs,Enlarged lymph nodes in the chest