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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?

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

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My husband is 64, had a lowgrade fever of 100 degrees f, and extreme fatigue. His right elbow is red, hot, and swollen.

My husband is 64, had a lowgrade fever of 100 degrees f, and extreme fatigue. His right elbow is red, hot, and swollen.

Seek care: The elbow is a complicated part of the body, and infections can spread to the joint, the bones, or the bursa. He needs to be evaluated to see if he needs antibiotics, cultures, or other management. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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Woke up & still 2wks later have: swollen tight hands w numbness tingling & red hot fingertips w pain in elbows. Wakes me up in night w severe pain.

Woke up & still 2wks later have: swollen tight hands w numbness tingling & red hot fingertips  w pain in elbows. Wakes me up in night w severe pain.

Complicated: Unusual set of symptoms in one your age. Complexity indicates that a doctor needs to be involved. A neurologist seems to be the type of specialist who can best diagnose your problem. Carpal tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome might be considerations, but these are only wild guesses. Cock-up wrist splints worn at night will help if is carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Have 3 auto-immune probs. 4/2013 got cellulitis (r) hand. Antibiotics resulted in c-diff. Had blood draw this week, also canning tomatoes. (r)hand red, hot, swollen headed almost to elbow. Md or er?

Have 3 auto-immune probs. 4/2013 got cellulitis (r) hand.  Antibiotics resulted in  c-diff. Had blood draw this week, also canning tomatoes. (r)hand red, hot, swollen headed almost to elbow. Md or er?

Cellulitis: If your redness is spreading quickly and you are not able to get in to see your doc today or tomorrow, then go to er. You may need to be placed on i/v antibiotics. Make sure to take probiotic supplement to lower your chance of c. Diff recurrence. ...Read more

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I woke up with a bite by my elbow and it's swollen, red and hard what should I do?

I woke up with a bite  by my elbow and it's swollen, red and hard what should I do?

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

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Tyler has hemophilia and woke up last night with swelling on his elbow. It has grown increasingly worse, and is now very swollen, red, and tender. ?

Tyler has hemophilia and woke up last night with swelling on his elbow. It has grown increasingly worse, and is now very swollen, red, and tender. ?

Hemophilia, swollen: this could be serious-- he may be bleeding into his joint.,, if you are unable to reach his hematologist right now, you should proceed to the ER now.. The bleeding needs to be stopped to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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