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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
My husband is 64, had a lowgrade fever of 100 degrees f, and extreme fatigue. His right elbow is red, hot, and swollen.
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
I have a bug bite in the center of my left elbow. The bite is large red swollen and sensitive. The bite is not as bad now but 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