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What causes red streaks up the arm where IV fluids were given?

What causes red streaks up the arm where IV fluids were given?

Lymphangitis: Lymphangitis is infection along lymphatic vessels, usually following skin trauma. It typically tracks from the site of injury toward the torso. It is likely that bacteria got into the IV site and caused a skin infection which develops into this condition. It's very important that you talk to your doctor and get this examined. If it is lymphangitis, you may need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a red streak up your arm where intravenous fluids were at?

What causes a red streak up your arm where intravenous fluids were at?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a mild bacterial infection from the injection site of the IV that now spreads up the arm. Topical antibiotics or changing the IV site both help to alleviate the problem. ...Read more

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What would cause a red streak up the arm after a tattoo ?

What would cause a red streak up the arm after a tattoo ?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Now & then on backs of arms i get lots of tiny bumps almost like a rash with no redness or itching they hang around for few days comes & goes causes?

Now &  then on backs of arms i get lots of tiny bumps almost like a rash with no redness or itching they hang around for few days comes & goes causes?

Possibilities: Could be keratosis pilaris. Are they firm bumps? If so it can be caused by keratin clogging hair follicles. Gently using a "buff-puff" or other time of mildly exfoliating cloth while in the bath or shower can help unplug the follicles; then pat your self dry and allow to air dry prior to using a mild retinoid; like retin a (tretinoin) which is a prescription or an over the counter retinol product. ...Read more

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Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms what could cause this?

Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness  but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms  what could cause this?

Itchy underarms: Could be dry skin, deodorant reaction if new deodorant, reaction to clothing ( detergent or wool products) liver issues , rarely lymphoma, kidney issues . F/u with doc ...Read more

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Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Generalized pruritus: Pruritus, or itch, is defined as an unpleasant sensation that provokes the desire to scratch. Certain systemic diseases have long been known to cause pruritus that ranges in intensity from a mild annoyance to an intractable, disabling condition. Generalized pruritus:renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic. ...Read more

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Occasional bumps (looks like hives?) on both arms cover entirely and randomly no redness no itching besides allergies what can cause this?

Occasional bumps (looks like hives?) on both arms cover entirely and randomly no redness no itching besides allergies what can cause this?

Keratosis pilaris : About half the people on the planet have small bumps on the backs of their arms, fronts of their thighs, cheeks or buttocks that are not red and do not itch , and the condition is called KP or keratosis pilaris . It usually causes no symptoms and does not need treatment. See a doctor to be sure. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=91543&page=0 ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause "hot spots"? A burning sensations in arms, back, between breasts, under left breast. No rash or redness. Just a feeling of pain.

Can anxiety cause "hot spots"?  A burning sensations in arms, back, between breasts, under left breast. No rash or redness. Just a feeling of pain.

Possible: Anxiety can definitely cause physical symptoms in the head, chest, back and arms. But these can also be signs of other serious health conditions so you should see your doctor and have a thorough examination so that you can treated for the correct problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I got woken up by being burnt on my arm which left a red mark even though nothing could of caused it.why?

What to do if I got woken up by being burnt on my arm which left a red mark even though nothing could of caused it.why?

I'm confused!: What do you mean that you were burnt? You say nothing caused it. Do you have a red sore spot? Were you burned? Please ask again and clarify. ...Read more

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What are red blotches caused from on arms?

What are red blotches caused from on arms?

Medical evaluation: The lesions (red blotches) on your arms will require direct visualization to make an accurate diagnosis. Biopsy might sometimes be required. I encourage you to have this evaluated by your physician or a dermatologist if the blotches are not resolving. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen arm and red marks?

What could cause a swollen arm and red marks?

Infection allergy: The things you have to be concerned with include an infection, an allergic reaction, blood flow obstruction, a mass growing blocking blood flow, insect or animal bites releasing toxins. If its red and swollen then get it checked out fast. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Ever since I can remeber, I've had these tiny red dots on the back of my arms the whole way up. They don't itch or don't cause any pain. Cure?

Ever since I can remeber, I've had these tiny red dots on the back of my arms the whole way up. They don't itch or don't cause any pain. Cure?

Keratosis Pilaris: It's hard to diagnose rashes without seeing them personally. Most people who describe a painless non-itchy bumpy skin on the back of arms (often also occurring on thighs-cheeks, esp. in kids) that have been lifelong, are describing keratosis pilaris, which is a skin condition associated with atopy (the tendency to have allergies). Both are genetically inherited. Moisturize and leave them alone. ...Read more

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What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

Rash on Arms: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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The skin on my arms is always red. What can cause this?

The skin on my arms is always red. What can cause this?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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What are tiny red bumps on your lower inner arm caused by?

Proprobably: This is probably eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more