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Hot Red Swollen Elbow
My husband has a bump by his elbow. It is red, hot and swollen. He woke up saturday morning with it. We don't see any bite marks?
Olecronon Bursitis: There is a large bursa over the elbow that normally is flat. It can become swollen from injury or infection. Sometimes just leaning on the elbow will cause some inflammation, usally goes away with heat and ibuprofen. If his elbow is real painful and it hurts to move his elbow, I am very concerned about a possible infection. This often needs to be drained. See your doctor. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: It would be infected. Have it evaluated by a doctor if you are concerned. It may also just improved with time. ...Read more
Received a pneumonia shot 3 days ago the area where i received the shot is red and swollen but now has spread down to my elbow should I be looked at ?
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My 4 year olds elbow is red and swollen as if she was bitten by a bug. Should I take her to the hospital?
Should be examined: The child should be seen by a medical provider ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got stung by a wasp yesterday. I am not allergic. But for some reason my elbow is still swollen and red and hurts. Could i be allergic?
I have a painful red swollen streak from my armpit to below my elbow on my inner arm. It's slowly going down my arm.?
A picture=1000 words: Hard to tell here. It could be a superficial rash such as poison ivy, but if it's below the skin it could be a type of infection or inflammation such as cellulitis, or an infection along a vein or lymph channel. A photograph would certainly help. ...Read more
I had a bout of MRSA on my elbow 2 weeks ago. They gave me bactrim, but now my nostril is red hard and swollen could this mrsa?
MRSA source: Your nose could have been your original source ofmrsa.Get a culture to see if your infection is still active. ...Read more