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Warm Red Arm
Warm redness on upper left arm. Comes and goes, mainly at night. No bumps, just shoulder pain. Have mono right now, but it's only this one spot?
It depends: Talk with who provided the IV infusion. If it happened soon after most likely an irritant in the infusion. Infections generally take at least 12 hours or so. Warm moist heat often soothing. ...Read more
I am experiencing arm swelling only on my upper arm and skin that is warm to the touch in the affected area. No redness or rash. What could this be?
I received a meningitis vaccine monday my arm that the shot was given still is a little swollen, patch of redness, and very warm today is it normal?
I have a red circle on my arm which is warm and there's a littler red circle in it yesterday I wa trying to pop the little one but now its red andbig?
WHERE WERE YOU: SOUNDS LIKE THE CONCENTRIC RINGS IN LYMES DISEASE ...Read more
I woke up to 1 hugh red, itchy, warm to the touch, raused bump on my arm. It usually last for 2 weeks. I get them often? Help.
Insect/bug/spider bit Distal Forearm & it swelled red and warm to 1.5" diameter. 2 days later, I notice a red line seems to be traveling up my arm?
I have a large bump on my arm it hurts and there is a red streak going down my arm. It's warmer then the rest of arm, is this something to worry about?
Yes: You need to contact your primary care provider. You may have an ingrown pair or some other lesion that needs attention. ...Read more
Got bit by a mosquito on my arm it's the size of a quarter and just a little swollen has red line about 4 inches long, it's not warm should I see a dr?
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
Have large red lump w no bruising are my arm where I had blood drawn a month ago. It is not painful but it is hard and bright red. Not warm?
Since you take Ibuprofen you may have developed this hematoma when you got the injection. One of the side effects of Ibuprofen is that you bleed or bruise more easily. A hematoma is a collection of blood under the skin. You should apply warm soaks
to help it go away. If this does not seem to make it gets smaller I would call the doctor. ...Read more
Not unusual: This can happen. Discuss this with your physician. Local reactions can occur. If bothersome, modifying doses of the injection can help. Sometime taking an antihistamine 2 hours before injections can help. If you have any trouble breathing, feeling lightheaded, you must consult you physician or go to an emergency room as can be a more serious reaction. ...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?
One red circular rash on arm that flares up at least twice a year in same spot warm and itchy. When not inflamed, there's always a light brown spot.
See Your Doctor: Your rash suggests a condition called Cutaneous Mastocytosis; excess mastocyte cells accumulate usually in skin & release histamine; causing itching, hives, & more. Can occur as single or multiple lesions, involved skin is darker in color. Stroking or other mechanical trauma to skin can cause symptoms to flare-up. Occurs in children & ages 30-49 yrs. See doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
3 spots on my arm- looks like each has 2-3 small bites in the middle with a red rash around them. They are warm & sorta itchy. What kind of insect?
Need more info.: Probably a venous insect due to the warmth and redness, but it depends on your exposure to outdoor versus indoor environments, when they appeared, where you live, whether you have pet (that can have fleas) or where sitting on a rock in Texas (fire ant bites), before they appeared. Also of interest are how large the bites are, and history of allergy (bee stings, etc.). ...Read more
Once every few weeks warm red bumps appear all over my upper arm. They go after a few days but then come back in a few weeks time. What are they?
Is it itchy painfull: Rashes in upper arm could be many things it could be allergy it could be heat it could be an eczema the repetitive nature of the rashes will make them more allergy start observing what is the common factor like a dress a location a temperature in all the occasions that you end up having the rashes use hydrocortisone cream avoid the allergy and see a doctor good luck ...Read more
Bug bite yesterday 2" wide disappear afterfew hours now local area upper arm red, minor swollen, some itch, v. Warm tendernp put on keflex cellulitis?
Sounds like it: Sounds like cellulitis. Bacteria which cause cellulitis need a portal of entry into the skin, in yourcp case it was likely the bug bite. Keflex is an appropriate drug to treat this. If the redness and swelling don't decrease over the next day or two, consider calling the np again. ...Read more
Both arms are flushing, especially when anxious, hot, or lifting something heavy/exercising. Bright red and warm all over entire arm-something serous?
I woke up with a big red spot on my upper arm. No itch, no bite head, warm to the touch. Today, the red and warm is gone but im in pain. Help. Ideas?
Exam: It may be an infected cyst or a bug bite. If its not better by tomorrow, consider seeing your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have developed a warm red patches only on my arms and legs it seems to itch more at night time wake up with red patches in the morning?
Evaluation: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause. ...Read more
Mild sunburn 2mo ago. Lotion applied to prevent dry skin. Ever since arm won't stop itching badly, turns red and gets warm to the touch. Cause?
Probably not: Most likely represents a reaction to the vaccine. If concerned see your doctor. ...Read more
For months my 3yr old son frequently get red and warm face/arms feels like fever but no fever. What could it be?
WARM TO TOUCH: Some kids after playing a lot develop red and warm face and body due to much exertion and circulating adrenalines. That is normal. ...Read more
I've a rash appeard today on both arms but worse on one, its red blotchy and a little warm. Looks like prickley heat but I'm not hot?
Depends: It's hard to tell without seeing in person. ...Read more
I have really blotchy red skin, then little spots on the inside of my arms, and they really hurt when I even blow them, and it's really warm here.
Likely dermatitis: You probably have dermatitis. This is inflammation of the skin with itching or soreness, of various causes. The causes range from allergic to autoimmune. If the symptoms persists and cause significant pain or discomfort, you need to see your PCP for Dermatology referral. ...Read more
I have blister type rash on both upper under arms. Worse on the right side. Red warm rashsems ro bw heading down past my elbow. No pain.?
3rd day post tetanus injection in left arm. Arm swollen, red, and warm. Should CT follow up with dr. Or is this common after the 3rd day.
Possible infection: Tetanus vaccines tend to cause some swelling a pain more than other vaccines but warmth is a sign of possible infection and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
My right upper arm is red, warm to touch and numb/tingling. Last week I had an episode of hives, could this be a complication, or something else?
I have 4 bites on L arm, 1 on each leg, 1 on each hand, 1 on R arm. Do you have any idea what it could be? The bites have a red trail/line. Warm/itchy
Depends on location:
This sound like potential bug bites. The exact type of bug depends on your location. It can range from ticks to mosquitos to bedbugs.
It also depends on whether you are on any other medications or have any other symptoms. ...Read more