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What causes phlebitis with no history of trauma or inactivity. It started in my armpit and now is throughout my arm. I'm prescribed keflex?

What causes phlebitis with no history of trauma or inactivity. It started in my armpit and now is throughout my arm. I'm prescribed keflex?

Can be other things.: Other things can cause phlebitis, like bacterial infection which can explain why you are on keflex. Machanical trauma from an IV needle can do it, as can chemicals that cause irritations or burns. Medications, like antidepressants, alcohol, and drugs (opiates) can also do it. Finally, it can be genetic, and run in families. If in your leg, too much standing can do it. See your dr. Fast. ...Read more

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I had blood drawn 4wk ago. For about 2wk after, it hurt so badly i could barely bend my arm. Now it's hurting again. No bruising or signs of trauma.?

I had blood drawn 4wk ago. For about 2wk after, it hurt so badly i could barely bend my arm. Now it's hurting again. No bruising or signs of trauma.?

Phlebitis: Sometimes, after a venous needle stick, there is an inflammatory reaction that may or may not be accompanied by a small clot in the vessel. This is phlebitis, and it is painful, especially when touched. In your case, it sounds like the vein puncture was at elbow area. Bending is painful. Gentle warm soaks and oral anti-inflammatory medications can help. It takes time to completely resolve. ...Read more

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Blood bisters appearing on arms. Unbearable, burning, and itching and red blood blisters are appearing all over my arm. No trauma so what is it?

Blood bisters appearing on arms. Unbearable, burning, and itching and red blood blisters are appearing all over my arm. No trauma so what is it?

Have it looked at: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are causes of and treatments for multi-system trauma?

What are causes of and treatments for multi-system trauma?

Intensive support: Usually severe injury leads to multisystem trauma, intensive fluid, blood and respiratory support is immediately required for positive outcome ...Read more

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2yo has petechiae all over one arm to hand. Worse at the top. Suddenly appeared. Not sick, acts perfectly fine. Arm not exposed to trauma. What is it?

2yo has petechiae all over one arm to hand. Worse at the top. Suddenly appeared. Not sick, acts perfectly fine. Arm not exposed to trauma. What is it?

Needs evaluation: This could be a platlet problem which needs evaluation immediately. Take this child to either your pediatrician or an emergency room as soon as you can to prevent a severe internal bleed. ...Read more

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Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma throbbing and intense pain intensifies when i move my neck?

Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma 
throbbing and intense pain 
intensifies when i move my neck?

Pinched nerve : this is just a pinched nerve. However you can have muscle pain in the neck thatcan be felt in the arm and you can also have shoulder pain that could be felt in the neck or in the arm. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation perhaps looking at both the rheumatic issues in the neurologic systems ...Read more

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Blood bisters appearing on arms. Unbearable, burning, and itching and red blood blisters are appearing all over my arm. No trauma so what is it?

Blood bisters appearing on arms. Unbearable, burning, and itching and red blood blisters are appearing all over my arm. No trauma so what is it?

Get seen: Contact your physician and while you are waiting to get seen, if possible stop whatever medications you safely can stop. I am concerned that this is a medication eruption. ...Read more

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Blood bisters appearing on arms. Unbearable, burning, and itching and red blood blisters are appearing all over my arm. No trauma so what is it?

Have it looked at: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain and loss of strength in arm. No recent trauma. Any ideas?

I have pain and loss of strength in arm. No recent trauma. Any ideas?

See your doctor: This is not a normal condition and may represent a medical emergency. Go get seen today.... ...Read more