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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I was treating a cow with pneumonia /shipping fever an ran the needle deep in my hand after I stuck the cow. I cleaned with peroxide. Hand is swelling?

I was treating a cow with pneumonia /shipping fever an ran the needle deep in my hand after I stuck the cow. I cleaned with peroxide. Hand is swelling?

Holy COW!: Unlikely you would get any diseases from the cow, but a puncture wound from a dirty needle could become infected quickly. You should be seen, and evaluated for antibiotics. You should also get a tetanus shot if it has been more than 2 years since your last booster, as puncture wounds are the most likely to get infected with the clostridium bacteria that cause tetanus. ...Read more

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What cause bottom of hands and feet red, swelling, no fever, blood panel is ok, ?

What cause bottom of hands and feet red, swelling, no fever, blood panel is ok, ?

Edema vs infection: Swelling of the extremities can happen in states, of vascular insufficiency, decreased oncotic pressure due to relative loss of protein, renal disase, congestive heart failure and liver disease. Red swollen hands and feet can also occur in association with some onfectiond. See your doctor on person proper workup. ...Read more

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Got a few tiny cuts on 1 hand 2 days ago. No swelling, fever, drainage, etc, but there is a reddish spot near (not on) one cut. Could it be infected?

Got a few tiny cuts on 1 hand 2 days ago. No swelling, fever, drainage, etc, but there is a reddish spot near (not on) one cut. Could it be infected?

Could be: But it does not sound like it is. Any time you injure an area there may be some degree of an inflammatory reaction. This does not necessarily mean infection. If the area of redness increases, becomes more tender, warm to touch or swollen, see a doctor asap. The hand is very delicate and injured easily. Be careful and be safe. Hope this is better soon. ...Read more

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6years old male child. Red spots, high fever and swelling in hands and legs? Please advise.

6years old male child. Red spots, high fever and swelling in hands and legs? Please advise.

Go to a doctor: There are many different infections that can cause this. Streptococcus is one of them. See someone soon. ...Read more

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My husband has a small hard bump in the top of his thumb. Hurts to pick things up. No fever, redness, or swelling?

My husband has a small hard bump in the top of his thumb. Hurts to pick things up. No fever, redness, or swelling?

Finger lesion: He may have gotten a small splinter or thorn into it, may be developing Herpes infection, or other. Have him see a doctor and get this examined. ...Read more

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Had 12 stitches placed in rt middle finger 8 days ago. Swelling, increasing redness, and pain, but no fever, pus. Is it safe to remove stitches?

Had 12 stitches placed in rt middle finger 8 days ago. Swelling, increasing redness, and pain, but no fever, pus. Is it safe to remove stitches?

See doc who put in: The best person to decide the answer is someone who placed the sutures and can recheck the wound. If you can't see the person who placed them, find your PCP or an ED or acute care doc to check the wound.
It's impossible to tell you a good answer over the web or phone... ...Read more

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My wrist is burning. I have no rash, no swelling, no warmth of the skin, no fever, no bumps or anything. I have not injured my wrist.?

My wrist is burning. I have no rash, no swelling, no warmth of the skin, no fever, no bumps or anything. I have not injured my wrist.?

R/o CTS.: Carpal tunnel syndrome with compression of the nerves passing beneath wrist. Band called flexor band causes like burning over wrist and hand. Similalry any old injuries at higher level above the level of wrist from neck level somewhere in the past with surfacing nerve damage now can cause. Cervical rib the extension of cer. L spine's lateral projection into a rib like str)can by pr. On ns in neck. ...Read more

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Swelling in my hands fingers since yesterday and I sometimes fell itching or heat in them I have flu and I take azithromycin and dexamine?

Swelling in my hands fingers since yesterday and I sometimes fell itching or heat in them I have flu and I take azithromycin and dexamine?

You may be allergic: And at any rate Azithromycin is NOT NEEDED or helpful for flu. If you are still taking it, stop. Consider Benadryl if needed for itching and swelling. Good luck. ...Read more

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I bruised my elbow in bike accident. The X-ray shows no fracture, but the is swelling from the elbow to the wrist. I have fever too? Why fever & sweling

I bruised my elbow in bike accident. The X-ray shows no fracture, but the is swelling from the elbow to the wrist. I have fever too? Why fever & sweling

Get checked out: While you may have something as simple as a bad bruise
you may have the beginning of cellulitis which
can be a serious infection
get an exam and possible blood test to evaluate your swelling and fever. ...Read more

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I have swelling of the skin: on my face (lips, eyes) now essentially on joints (behind knees, wrist), some hitch most don't, no pain no fever. Last 24?

I have swelling of the skin: on my face (lips, eyes) now essentially on joints (behind knees, wrist), some hitch most don't, no pain no fever. Last 24?

Angioedema: This is called angioedema which can have many causes. Consider taking antihistamine up to 4 doses per day to see if it helps. If there is any breathing problem, rush to the ER immediately. If problem not controlled with antihistamine, gets worse, or lasts more than 2 weeks (some may say 6 wks). see allergist. ...Read more

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Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired. Kinda like mild flu. Is this normal?

Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired. Kinda like mild flu. Is this normal?

Wasp sting: It is not unusual to have vague symptoms with a venomous bite or sting. This should pass with time. Antihistamines to reduce the inflammatory response and symptoms treatment. ...Read more

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When a baby has roseola, is it normal to fever coming back when the body is still covered with rash? Or should it be high only before rash appears?

When a baby has roseola, is it normal to fever coming back when the body is still covered with rash? Or should it be high only before rash appears?

Not usually: The sequela of roseola is that the fever resolves and then the rash appears. If the fever is persisting, it could be something else besides roseola. In any case if the fever still recurs, then it's time to follow up with the doctor again. Good health. ...Read more

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Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

See DR NOW: Get off the internet and take the child to a DR. Not an "urgent care" or convenience clinic. See your pediatrician or PCP or go to ER. High fever for 6 days may be something we need to treat and may be serious. ...Read more

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Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Rash: roseola rash comes after the fever breaks
but this rash is worrisome
press on it if it does not blanch it is petichea and your child needs urgent attention
needs to be seen ...Read more

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So after 4 days of fever my 7 month old daughter has roseola. What should I do? How long does this last?

So after 4 days of fever my 7 month old daughter has roseola. What should I do? How long does this last?

You are over worst: Once the rash appears, the worst of the illness is already over and done with. As you saw, baby usually has pretty high fever for a few days, then the fever breaks and the rash appears. Now is no longer contagious, and nothing you need to do anymore. The rash will fade on its own in a couple of days. One childhood illness down -? Many to go! ...Read more

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13 month, rash started same time as fever, fever lasted 2 days, rash 6 days, still here isn't going away. How long does roseola last?

13 month, rash started same time as fever, fever lasted 2 days, rash 6 days, still here isn't going away. How long does roseola last?

7-10 days: This is a very normal course for roseola. While the fever is usually only 2-3 days, the rash typically persists for 7-10 days. You are on day 6 - give it through the weekend yet. Another one of those childhood illnesses here and about to be gone! ...Read more

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Is it normal that roseola rash worsen as days go by? What can I do for my kid? Pls help no fever she is itching and we gave antihistamine

Is it normal that roseola rash worsen as days go by? What can I do for my kid? Pls help no fever she is itching and we gave antihistamine

Cool bath may help.: Roseola rash is generally not itchy and lasts about 3 days. Itchy rash sounds more an like allergic reaction or urticaria that can come as a result of infection, so if rash doesn't clear in 3 days, please get evaluation. Continue antihistamine. Sometimes topical lotions that leave the skin feeling cool also is effective. ...Read more

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My daughter has a rash all over the top of her body which looks like an allergic reaction but dr said it's roseola but she didn't have high fevers

My daughter has a rash all over the top of her body which looks like an allergic reaction but dr said it's roseola but she didn't have high fevers

Possible: Sometimes roseola rash can look like macular patches and spots and can be mistaken for allergies.
High fever is common but not always seen.
If it disappears in 2-3 days with no anti-histaminic medications, it is likely to be roseola.

https://search. Yahoo. Com/search? Fr=chr-greentree_ie&ei=utf-8&ilc=12&type=523482&p=roseola

Above is a link of such a rash. ...Read more

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My daughter 21m had a high fever (39.4 °C) and broke out yesterday in a rash. Mostly on the trunk and on face as well. Could this be roseola again?

My daughter 21m had a high fever (39.4 °C) and broke out yesterday in a rash. Mostly on the trunk and on face as well. Could this be roseola again?

It would be unlikely: To be roseola again, unless it wasn't really roseola the first time. It could be another virus with a rash, or it could be strep, or a bacterial illness. This all depends on what other symptoms are there and what the rash looks like. Please have her seen by her doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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15 month old w/fever for 2 days rash showed up on neck & body After fever subsided. Roseola? Do I NEED to take her to the dr? Still fussy/irritable.

15 month old w/fever for 2 days rash showed up on neck & body After fever subsided. Roseola? Do I NEED to take her to the dr? Still fussy/irritable.

Please do: To make sure it is Roseola, and to check if any problem that may be caused by the virus as middle ear infection, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it possible that my daughter get roseola infantum without fever before? And can I still take care of her I am 10 weeks pregnant.

Is it possible that my daughter get roseola infantum without fever before? And can I still take care of her I am 10 weeks pregnant.

Care for child: When your child is sick you must attend to her needs. If you think she is sick and has Roseola then have her seen by a doctor to confirm. Most adults were exposed as children and are immune to the infection. ...Read more

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8 month 3 weeks old baby, pink rash appeared on front torso this morning, skin feels rough, looks like roseola rash, NO fever. What could it be?

8 month 3 weeks old baby, pink rash appeared on front torso this morning, skin feels rough, looks like roseola rash, NO fever. What could it be?

Virus: Viruses (especially the summer time viruses) can cause rashes with or without fevers. Strep can cause a rash that is rough, usually on the stomach (uncommon under age 2). Heat rash can also cause a bumpy pink rash on the abdomen. I would have the baby seen to be sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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I have a 2 month old baby and my friend's daughter had a fever and now a rash. Dr said roseola and she's no longer contagious. Can she come visit?

I have a 2 month old baby and my friend's daughter had a fever and now a rash. Dr said roseola and she's no longer contagious. Can she come visit?

Yes, and wash hands!: If your friend's daughter is no longer contagious there is no reason for her not to visit. Avoid having people that are obviously sick around the baby; however, you can't live in a bubble. All contact carries some risk of transmission of a communicable illness (often before the person knows they are getting sick) - wash hands well and relax a bit. Has your baby had their 2 month vaccinations? ...Read more

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My granddaughter (16 mo) diagnosed roseola or fifths. I have an itchy rash on arms and neck and had fever blister. Any connection?

My granddaughter (16 mo) diagnosed roseola or fifths. I have an itchy rash on arms and neck and had fever blister. Any connection?

No connection: Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is the most frequent cause of roseola.●Roseola classically begins with three to five days of fever that may exceed 40ºC (104ºF); as the fever abates, a blanching macular or maculopapular rash develops, starting on the neck and trunk and spreads to the face and extremities. It is self limited and benign. I do not believe your symptoms are caused by Roseola! ...Read more

Roseola (Definition)

A viral infection with high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the fifth day after the fever ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more