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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 boyfriend was bit by something on his elbow. It is swollen red hot to touch and very sore. It has been about three days now.
Bite: This bite has characteristics of both a local allergic reaction and inflammation/infection and will need to be treated with antihistamines and, most likely, antibiotics. I recommend that he be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is 64, had a lowgrade fever of 100 degrees f, and extreme fatigue. His right elbow is red, hot, and swollen.
Fell on elbow last night. Very painful constant pain especially when touched. Its red, swollen and feels hot to touch. Is it fractured or just bruised?
Only an exam & ---: -images can tell U if fractured. If the swelling is just under the skin, it would B a blood filled olecranon bursa. I rec Cing a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for eval & care. Image is of an infected bursa but this is where the swelling would B. In the meantime ice, sling & Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 pain. ...Read more
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
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
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 what looks like swollen welts. 1 on r elbow+1 on butt. Look red in center & white on outside? Looks swollen and are very painful & worsening.
Welts: There are a number of skin conditions that can have painful welts. Two common ones are insect bites/stings and bacterial infection (furunculosis, abscess). Because this is worsening, it is more likely that this is infection. This needs to be seen as soon as possible so that proper treatment can be given. ...Read more