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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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Intravenous Fluids (Definition)

Intravenous means "within a vein." It usually refers to giving medications or fluids (solutions) through a needle or tube inserted into a vein, which allows immediate access to the blood supply. For ...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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Could IV fluids last night cause heavy arms, numb/tingly spreading from bk of neck? Similar to foot-fell-asleep feeling. 1lt ns/1 hr ?

Could IV fluids last night cause heavy arms, numb/tingly spreading from bk of neck? Similar to foot-fell-asleep feeling. 1lt ns/1 hr ?

Not likely: It is more likely that the position of your neck , while IV was being given, was such that it compressed the nerve roots in the neck which in turn caused your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause red pin size spot and welt around it, on my arm, that feels like my skin is burning and when I squeeze it, clear fluid comes out?


What could cause red pin size spot and welt around it, on my arm, that feels like my skin is burning and when I squeeze it, clear fluid comes out?

Many potential cause: If you have a blistering lesion which are burning, you need to consider seeing a dermatologist . Since you have given us no information on your health condition and drug intake, it is impossible to venture a guess. I would urge you to consult a dermatologist if the problem persists for more than 2 weeks or is getting worse. ...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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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 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?

Local reaction: Sometime you can have a local reaction to a shot.No harm done. Reduce the swelling with cold compresses for20 minutes 3-4 a day. ...Read more