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Itchy Swollen Forearm
I have 2 insect bites, 1 on my back 1 on my forearm, both swollen and itchy, I have had them for over 6 weeks now! Not painful at all?
6 weeks seems like quite a long time for insect bites to heal, although this is possible if you are scratching them frequently which can delay healing. Mosquito or spider bites can take a while to heal and can often leave a small lump in the tissue with darkening of the skin which resolves over time. If you have increasing size, redness or pain, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
I hit my forearm on the corner of a wall yesterday. It looked okay but it got swollen today. Still no change of color or pain but itchy. What should I do?
It should resolve: It sounds like you are having a reaction to whatever you bumped up against, whether this is an early infection or an allergy like response is unclear. But if you are healthy and otherwise without significant medical problems it should go away on its own. Topical antihistamines may help with the symptoms in the meantime. ...Read more
I have a bite on my right forearm, it has swollen some, is super itchy and is hard and warm to the touch. Kind of a pinkish discoloration. Any idea??
I have a very tender, swollen spot on my forearm - it is not red and I did not injure it - could it be a blood clot? Yesterday it was itchy.
Insect bite?: Often we get insect bites without even knowing it, spider or Mosquitos or even a bee sting. Your age, risk factors, general health, and recent hiking or travel history might assist diagnosis. And a photo is often most helpful:) be well, drliza (Try over the counter hydrocortisone cream and see what happens if you are not allergic to it) ...Read more
Hello - my entire forearm is swollen and red and itchy week and a half after bee sting on the wrist - though I think I just pulled the stinger out.
See your doctor: This may still be a normal local reaction to the bee sting, especially if you just pulled the stinger out. Reactions last longer when the stingers are left in. You can try taking oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you have not already done so. If that does not help and it remains swollen and red, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Skin across the shoulders, neck, forearms, a patch on my side above waist, ankle, very quickly intensely itchy, swollen, red, lymph leakage, 1st time.
Typically isolated hives, that is painful, itchy swollen, burn, then bruise afterwards. Normally on my forearms but now my neck and under my chin.
Blood vessel: With painful rash leaving a bruise, a vasculitic process must be ruled out. You need to consult a dermatologist to get a skin biopsy since the problem is spreading and may involve other organs as well. ...Read more
Have had a bite on my arm for a week a half&it's round and red it's itchy&swollen I assumed a bug bit me. I iced it and it went down a bit. What is it?
Because you can: Upload a pic and provide more information, I invite you to request a Virtual Visit with a HealthTap physician. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Bug bite: Most such localized spots would be the result of some bug deciding to bit you & you body deciding it didn't appreciate the attention. ...Read more
I got bit by a spider 3 days ago on my upper arm, its swollen, painful, itchy and red. Feels like its on fire sometimes, what should I do?
Did u see the spider: Did you see the kind of spider that bit you? Black widows and brown recluse spiders can cause serious bite reactions. I don't know what the circumstances of the bite were. You've received some good self-care suggestions, but your description of "on fire" and being swollen and painful makes me suggest you let a physician look at it today. Best wishes. ...Read more
Symptoms: red, slightly swollen 1-2inch area on arm, noticably warm to touch, very itchy, Spreads only when itched. What could it be?
My arm rash began as an itch; the surrounding area is very swollen, itchy & inflamed; it began to ooze & now is cauliflower like & EXTREMELY itchy!
Possible infection: It could have been infected by now. Please check with your PCP ...Read more
I received the flu shot friday morning and my arm is still swollen, red and itchy should I be concerned?
Allergy: To the base or carrier of the medicine component itself is possible. If the area becomes swollen like infected, you get fever, it is painful, the possibility of infection in the injection site is possible. You can use antihistamine and cold compress to the are for now and observe. ...Read more
I have had implanon inserted 7 days ago and now my arm is hot swollen and very itchy around the site. What is the reason for this?
Possible infection: You need to contact the inserting MD/clinic and have the area evaluated for infection and if needed treatment. ...Read more
Got stung by a wasp a day ago. My arm is very itchy and swollen. Should I be worried orgo tothe doctor?
I have swollen red bumps on my arms. 4 on one arm and 11 on the other. What could it be? They are itchy as well as painful to touch
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and taking additional history. These could be insect bites or part of a systemic reaction. If the lesions do not regress in a couple of days, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
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My son has just had his 4 year old immunisation needles & his right arm has swollen up & has a red rash. He says its itchy & is getting worse?
Itchy raised white spot near wrist/red around it. Iced it. White spot gone/stayed red. Swollen. Not red today/hurts a lot. Itch gone. I see no puncture. Can't rest arm/hurts to use. What happened?
Spider bite: This sounds like a possible spider or some other insect bite. The lack of persistent redness is a good sign but ongoing pain and swelling can be due to a spider bite. You should have an examination of your arm as soon as possible in view of these symptoms. ...Read more
I have 5 raised, itchy bumps on my arm that look like insect bites of some kind. The bumps are yellow/orange with red centres. The area is swollen.
I got stung by a yellow jacket yesterday on my left leg. It still hurts terribly and swollen and Itchy...also have pain on left arm. Is that normal?
Right arm swollen and red and purple rash like patch. Left arm itchy with similar small rash spot with small broken skin.?
These lesions: Will require examination to determine diagnosis accurately and to advise on care. ...Read more
I have 1 spider bite on my leg & my arm red painful itchy very swollen my whole arm is hurting & my leg hard to walk. I feel weak. Whole body is hurts?
Seek evaluation ASAP: You need evaluation ASAP for your complaints- your MD, a walk in center, or ER if no other option available. Do not delay. ...Read more
Should I be worried that the vein in my arm is itchy and swollen? I have developed a sudden rash on both arms but the vein in my left arm crook is really puffy and itchy.
Lymphangitis?: See a doctor as this is an infection ...Read more
Stung by wasps multiple times on hand and wrist 2 days ago. EXTREMELY itchy, swollen, and some of the arm is pale red. Been icing it often...
Try antihistamine: Consider taking AH up to 4 x daily of necessary. Topical anti-itch lotion may help. For severe cases, a short course of steroid may be needed. This is not an anaphylactic reaction however, ...Read more
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