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Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?
Pain above elbow. No redness or swelling. No weakness or pain when grasping objects. Painful to the touch. What do I have and how can I treat this?
Depends: Not enough information to assess. Muscular? Skeletal? Connective tissue? Nerve-related? Contusion? If acute pain, try ice packs. If a few days, can also try heat. Over-the-counter pain relievers by mouth or to rub on can also be helpful regardless of the cause. If not improving in a few days, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Hi my elbows started started itching yesterday really bad, and i put lotion on them but it did not help. They are turning really red and staying that color and when i woke up thid morning the skin around the redness is turning a darker color. Not sure wha
I haven't had and IV nor blood drawn and all of sudden I have a redness and a small red bump in my inner elbow?
See a doctor: Get this examined by somebody who can see it and assess it. ...Read more
I have slightly elevated redness in my arm nearest to the elbow that keeps on geeting bigger. Its not that itchy but keeps on spreading ?
Dermatitis/infection: New onset of a red raised area of skin can generally be caused by an irritant, allergy or infection. An irritant (like poison ivy or chemical) can cause a contact dermatitis. An allergic reaction to something either external (environment) or internal (food/medication) can cause an allergic dermatitis. Either of these tend to itch. Infection is less likely to itch. See MD if keeps getting worse. ...Read more
I have a little tophi on my toe and elbow but no pain or swelling or redness..Why does the tophi grow?
Slowly: Tophi are related to uric acid crystals depositing in and around the joints and sometimes other parts of the body. They are a sign of severe gout and getting treatment is very important. There are safe ways to manage this with medications such as Allopurinol and uloric. Without treatment you runs the risk of having a deforming type of gout that can be associated with disability. ...Read more
Dermatitis: You may have so called contact dermatitis - an allergic reaction on the skin. It's sometimes hard to determine the cause but if you remember what you may have come in contact with, sometimes it comes to mind. Exposure to poison oak or ivy nowdays is common in campers or hikers. If Hydrocortisone cream has not been effective, sometimes oral steroids or more potent topical ones can be tried. ...Read more
Finished chemo a year ago. The past few days my inside elbow has been hurting when I fully extend. No redness,, no trauma, no workout. Blood clot?
Blood clot?: Please make an appointment to see your local doctor about your concerns. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more
Hi, I am experiencing pain, redness, and significant swelling in the lymph node located above my elbow on the inside of my right arm. possible causes?
Injury or infection: Lymph nodes usually swell in response to an injury or infection. A lymph node in the area you describe would most likely be due to an injury or infection in your forearm or hand. Swollen lymph node(s) are usually a sign that the body is taking care of itself and not reason for concern. In very rare cases, a swollen node may be a sign of a more serious condition. If it persists, get it checked out ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was bit/stung below elbow.Extreme sharp pain & felt hot.Took 1 Benadryl, (diphenhydramine)applied ice.Redness has lessened but area tingling.Do I need to go to ER?
Not Necessarily: If you have no history of allergy to bee or insect stings, and the reaction remains local to the area of the sting itself, then you may continue with ice and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as needed. Taking several more doses of scheduled Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed and an anti-inflammatory like Motrin may be helpful to ensure resolution. If symptoms worsen to include throat or breathing tightness then go to the ED. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer