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Cat Scratchs Red Swollen Painful And Leaking 4 Days Later
Bad blood draw yesterday (venipuncture/8vials).Immediately:red/blue, v.swollen&painful. Now:flat, hard lump, bruise. Do ruptured veins heal? Just a leak?
Hematoma: The venipuncture for blood draw leaked and caused a hematoma outside of the vein or in the vein wall or both and this will heal in most cases without any consequences. I recommend ice in the first 2 days, several times a day (15 min each time) and switch to topical heat on day 3-4 and take ibuprofen as tolerated. ...Read more
Burned my ankle 3 weeks ago been on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and now keflex burn site swollen and red still leaking fluid, very painful to walk, what should I do?
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I have a large red and very hard bumb or swollen area that did leak puss 2 days ago, I have no fever or anything its just very sore, staph or bite?
Need treatment: Sounds like you need evaluation and treatment. See doctor ...Read more
Need eval to know dx: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
I have been having immense tailbone pain. I looked today and it is swollen red puffy and leaking some kind of puss. It hurts when any pressure is on?
See a doctor: As soon as possible. This sounds like an infection. ...Read more
I'm nearly 16 and my vagina flaps are all swollen and red and leaking some fluid. It also hurts when I pee. I don't want to tell my mum unless it's v?
Infection: Are you sexually active? If you are, you likely picked up an std/vd. Please talk to your mother and/or see your doctor for a proper examination, testing and treatment. ...Read more
My grandmothers right eye is extremely swollen, eyelid and underneath eye, eyeball is bloodshot red, and leaking! Please help??
See Eye MD: Take her to an ophthalmologist for management of this problem. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if bug bites on my ankles are swollen and red? I've tried cleaning them with isopropyl alcohol, but they still leak pus.
I'm sexually active my vagina is swollen and red and its very sensitive it burns when I pee and this white liquid leaks out constantly?
Messy problem: Sounds like your tissues have reacted to something they were exposed to. This could be a lubricant/spermicide/condoms/etc, Local application of a cool compress and or cool water soaks in the tub may give some temporary relief. You might want to have this checked out if it is not improved in the morning. Also make a list of any such exposures to review with the doc. ...Read more
Boil on my inner thigh it is nickel size and its black. It has be leaking pus and blood surrounding area swollen red orange size what should I do?
It needs medical attention, drainage, cleaning and antibiotic.
I suggest a culture to be done prior taking antibiotics. ...Read more
7 pp c-section, taking cephalexin, cleaned my house, it leaked little blood. 2day it's red, bit swollen, no pain or fever. Doc appt fri. Infected?
Have toe fungus but main concern is cuticle area of big toe is red, swollen and leaking brown liquid. What is treatment? Infection?
Below: Treatment is using warm water soakings till you make an apt to see your DR and find out if you need antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a "pimple"on my ear cartilage and its red swollen and leaks fluid sometimes and now it has a scab. What is this? Is it a pimple?
Deep puncture from cat scratch 2 weeks ago. Took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days and got tetanus shot but still swollen. No redness or pus. Should I be worried?
Yes: You might have cat sratch disease and need a different treatment for the infecting agent. ...Read more
I've been on batram for four days now it come to a head Tuesday night and I got it to drain some for two days but it is still swollen, painful, red.
Be more specific: Please provide more details and ask a specific question. Based on what you wrote, it appears that you were prescribed the antibiotic Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for some skin infection. If it is an abscess/pustule, then the most effective way to treat it is to have it drained via sterile instruments by a clinician. I suggest going back to your clinician asap for re-evaluation. Take Care! ...Read more
Cat scratch from 4 or 5 days ago right beside finger nail bed and the area beside is tender and red. No pus not noticeably swollen, skin is firm.
Whenever my cat scratches me, it itches, turns red and swollen, and the skin becomes raised (similar to a mosquito bite). Why is this? Am I allergic?
Allergic to cat:
If this happens only when you are scratched by the cat and nothing else, then it is likely an allergic reaction not unlike testing you with skin prick test. Do you have nasal and eye symptoms when you are in contact with a cat.
By the way, cat scratch is not totally innocuous and may lead to a condition known as Cat Scratch Disease. ...Read more
Very painful red swollen under arm rash. This is the second time I've had it in four months. Last time it was both under arms. Any thoughts?
Red, swollen and itchy anus. When I scratch, I get painful tears. Only have a BM once a week, been like this my whole life but my stools are normal?
Mastoid bone became swollen and painful to touch 2 days ago. Redness & pain went away overnight. It is still a hard bump though. What is it?
See your doctor: After your doctor has taken a look she will advise if you need dental follow up, biopsy or antibiotics. She will also get a full history to find out if trauma was involved. ...Read more
I had a sebaceous cyst removed 6 days ago. Today I still have a large swollen circle that is red and painful. Normal? The redness decreases daily
Haematoma: You probably have a small haematoma where the cyst was and this may be infected and need antibiotics. See the doctor who removed the cyst. ...Read more
Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.
Ingrown hair?: Are you sure it is a lymph node? An ingrown hair causing an abscess can cause a lump in an armpit. If it truly is a lymph node, then the nodes in the armpit drain the arm and the breast and superficial chest. Any infection or disease in those areas can cause a swollen node. If it doesn't continue to improve, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Globus and chin pain from 5 days ago, with R-side swollen and painful to the touch, but no redness fever or ingrown hair. What can this be?
Large firm bulge right under nipple (inside right breast), very painful, redness by nipple, breast is slightly swollen. Been going on for 2 days. I'm 17?
Right middle finger painful to bend past 3 days. Pain 6/10. Mainly between middle joint and top joint. Slightly swollen. No redness. No injury. Work in a healthcare setting as housekeeper. Had no open wounds that are visible. Not sure why it hurts.
Sever cat bite 3 days ago hand swollon red warm to touch and very painful. Bite on wrist the pain in joint running up arm. Should I go back to doctor?
Yes: You could have cat scratch fever. This can occur from a cat scratch or bite. It is due to an infection. Cat scratch disease is an infection caused by bacteria known as Bartonella henselae. You need to see your physician and if the diagnosis is confirmed you need immediate antibiotics. You may need to see an infectious disease specialsit. ...Read more
Lside nose swollen and painful but NO redness bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and cephalexin 5 days now pain is worse and swelling spread to Rside and under eyes. Help?
Serious!: The location of this infection is the real problem. Infections in the region of the nose, forehead and upper lip can spread quickly and even track back to the brain. You may need IV antibiotics. Please return to your doctor or hospital right away. ...Read more
I woke up with a swollen area on the medial aspect of my humerus around the area of my bicep some minor redness but painful when palpated i?
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