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Red Hot Touch
I always get brouses on my knees accept this time it got swollen, red, hot to touch, and itchy, it has been 5 days like this. What could it be?
Woke up w/ slight shoulder pain. Next day w/ excruciating shlder pain & swollen shlder. Next week swelling & pain decreases some red/hot to touch?
Get Going: Your original symptoms sound like a small rotator cuff problem from sleeping "wrong", but the progression begs for immediate assessment from a musculoskeletal physician, including imaging (X-ray) and laboratory studies. Start with your personal physician to get a timely answer and to negotiate the choice of specialist care. ...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.
I have a absist on my breast I also have MRSA the absist is swollen puffy very red hot to touch and black why is it black what does it mean?
Go to the ER: With your symptoms (MRSA, Breast Abcess, Black lesion on breast), you should seek medical care ASAP. It might just be an infection that needs to be treated, but it might be more serious. ...Read more
During wrestling practice, my boyfriends knee began hurting, swelling, became red, hot to touch, and fluid filled. Also hurts to bear weight at all.
My knee is swollen, itchy, red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?
I am experiencing leg pain, leg swelling and calf swelling my leg is red hot to touch my gp is not open don't know what to do?
Usually an emergency: Calf-swelling with pain is usually an emergency because doctors want to evaluate the patient to see if there is a blood clot in the leg. Such a clot can break off a chunk, flow to the lungs, and be fatal. There are other causes of leg pain and swelling, but always rule out the potentially lethal ones first. One should tell doctors about any surgeries, injuries, medications, prolonged sitting, etc. ...Read more
I fell down a large flight of stairs 5 days ago& hurt my knee I'm on warfarin & it's very swollen, painful, bruised, red & hot to touch wot shud I do?
Other symptoms?: You may be describing a resolving or an ongoing hematoma. If you have any symptoms like fever, chills, nausea, etc you should get checked out to rule out infection and or continuing bleeding especially if you are on warfarin for something like a valve implant or cardiac structural abnormality to protect yourself from infection! ...Read more
My 17 month old daughter has red, hot to touch rash orotund her mouth and arms legs chest and back. Dr prescribed benedryl. Is not working please help?
Why when my BP goes up when emotionally stressed do I get an extreme headache & really red & hot to touch? Hist: htn pcos lisinopril hctz provera (medroxyprogesterone)
Possibly a normal: Response. Under stressful conditions the BP normally rises and comes diwn upon relaxation. ...Read more
Currently on Simponi (golimumab) for UC, my cheeks have become dry, red, hot to the touch and the sensation that they are flushed for the past 3 days. No sunburn?
Rash could be relate: There can be skin rashes that are found was simponi (golimumab). You'll need to clarify whether this rash is one of the ones that is related to it or not. Often the rash describe is psoriasis like. This may be a completely different diagnosis and therefore your physician may have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Slipped on ice yesterday landed on knee, very painful, red, hot to the touch & swollen but no cut, im over 400lbs is this normal or should I worry?
See a docotor:
Redness, swelling and pain could indicate bleeding in the knee, a bad bruise, a bad sprain or a fracture. Serious injury is less likely if you can bear weight on that leg. Sharp pain could mean a fracture.
If you cannot afford a doc, put ice on it, take aleve, (naproxen) elevate and rest it for2-3 days and if it is not much better seek medical advice. ...Read more
What are the signs of sepsis I have an abcess and its really painful red hot to the touch and the pains. Going up my leg?
Fever, low bp...: Sepsis requires immediate attention at a hospital. The symptoms can rapidly evolve from fever, hypotension, chills, increased heart rate, etc. The issue is the pain going up the leg, and it would be worthwhile to check into the local er at this point to make sure that there isn't a more serious underlying problem. ...Read more
I had an excisional breast biopsy yesterday. Today the site is bright red, hot to the touch, hard, increasingly painful, and I am nauseated. Infected?
Biopsy sight: Your interests are best served by having the biopsy site examined by your provider. If it is infected then it can be opened to drain and appropriate antibiotics can be prescribed. ...Read more
Itchy skin, welts, redness, hot to the touch. Already got a steroid shot yesterday (depomedrol (methylprednisolone) 80mg).?
I keep getting what looks like bites on my left arm. Areas swollen about 6 in. In diameter. Red and hot to touch. Pain in whole arm?
Side of ankle is swollen red an hot to touch. Also sinks in when you touch it like it contains water there is no type of bite mark at all
Get checked: The "sinks in" look is called pitting edema. There is some kind of inflammation occurring but the red/hot is usually an indication of something acute - possibly an infection. Get checked by a podiatrist. Possible conditions include inflammation/arthritis, infection/cellulitis (even without a bite mark), or a metabolic condition called gout. Get checked. ...Read more
Toes get red and hot to touch every night around 3 am. Looks like they're filled with blood. I'm 18 years old. Had CBC and venous Doppler, both normal?
Erythromelalgia: You are describing Erythromelalgia, a condition you are describing quite clearly. The tests you had are typically ordered and are normal in most cases. Cause is not clear and only about 5% are hereditary. Treatment can be difficult but may includes medications such as Lyrica, Neurontin, or Cymbalta. There is an association that could give you more information on the internet. Good luck ...Read more
Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg, about 4 inches round, last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?
Infection?: Red hot swollen spots make me think of infection, perhaps abscess or folliculitis, or sebaceous cysts. Abscesses don't usually go away by themselves but rather need to be drained. Folliculitis might come & go but not usually 4" in diameter (that's huge!). Not common to have several sebaceous cysts in one area. Go see your family doc for evaluation, testing & treatment. Perhaps bleeding disorder? ...Read more
What causes veins to dialate in feet and feet to become red and hot to touch in a healthy 19 year old male? Only happen right before bed or in shower.
I have a tenderness on my right leg on the side of the leg. Its not red nor hot to touch. Could this be a blood clot?
Leg pain/blood clot?: Usually blood clots in the legs cause swelling of the lower leg/ankle. Usually they happen in the calf/lower leg. They are not common in young, active, healthy people. But they can happen to anyone after trauma, or after prolonged inactivity (i.e. long car/plane trip). If you get swelling, or any shortness of breath (clot that went to lungs), go see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Just above my ankles is very red and hot to touch. Probably about a 4" ribbon around both legs. I take Lasix (furosemide) for edema.?
My daughter is 2 and a half woke up this morning and her arms and legs are red and hot to touch her body is of normal temp no rash just red?
See her doctor: She should see her doctor. She may have a rash or illness developing, but it is unusual to have heat and redness of the extremities. ...Read more
I have primary raynauds but recently my veins bulge out and feet get red and hot to touch from being in the heat or exercising. I'm an 18 year old male?
Not Raynaud's: Uncertain about the red feet - could be erythromelaga. The veins are not related to any type of Raynaud's. ...Read more
My daughter is 4. I found a hard knot/lump on the left of the base of her skull near the hairline. Not red or hot to touch. Says it hurts when I mess with. Found while drying her hair. No real cold symptoms lately. I'm a peds nurse so I overly worry. Advic
Mastoid process?: The normal skull has a hard spike like projection located behind & at the level of the middle of the ear called the mastoid process. Multiple muscles dealing with the jaw attach to this projection. Other possibilities include lymph nodes located under the skin around the ear that vary in size from that of a pea to peanut. These are part of the bodies germ fighting crew & may enlarge when they are. ...Read more
Feet getting red and hot 2 touch like sunburn at night, veins bulging out. Had normal CBC and ultrasound. No pain. I have anxiety. Cant get an answer?
?????????????: The symptoms & testing you cite do not provide enough information to suggest a specific answer. Writing down all your symptoms, the duration, and taking them in for your next visit may help clarify the issue. ...Read more
Exam: You need to be examined by physician. ...Read more
1yr old boy has hot knees. Like, they are red and hot to the touch? It's been like this for a few months now. Is this weird? Or not?
See a pediatrician: While this could be nothing, even just related to crawling, there is a type of juvenile onset rheumatoid arthritis and a couple other inflammatory issues you should rule out. See your pediatrician and just ask them to take a look and do an exam and they will most likely be able to see and feel if it looks inflammatory or not. If there is any pain, make the appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more