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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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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?
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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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
I have an area on my forearm by my elbow that is swollen and extremely painful to touch it's not red, warm and no rash just came out of nowhere ideas?
See a doctor: Swelling and extreme pain are signs of infection or other serious problem. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My 18 year old daughter was stung by a wasp two days ago. The sting site (her elbow) is very red and swollen. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Sure: Scrape the area with a fingernail or use tweezers to remove it.Don't pinch the stinger -- that can inject more venom. ice the area. If you were stung on your arm or leg, elevate it. Remove any tight-fitting jewelry from the area of the sting. As it swells, rings or bracelets might be difficult to remove. Use Tylenol for pain. Use antihistamine for itching, you can apply calamine lotion.Good Luck. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I am 62 and had the pneumonia vaccine 2 days ago. My upper arm is painful and swollen to my elbow. There is a red area that feels warm. What to do?
Reaction and : Infection, there the two possible cause, check with your doctor to see what is it and take care of it. ...Read moreGet help now ›