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How can I tell if a sore on my arm is a pimple or a spider bite?

Dots: A spider bite usually has several dots in the red area. Also, the spider injects venom which causes a much larger area of redness and induration(roughness). ...Read more

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I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and wont go away i don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and wont go away i don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

See your PCP: Your information shows some symptoms that could be signs of serious health problems and should be checked out. See your PCP for thorough examination, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my arm stiff and sore and why is it not going away?

Why is my arm stiff and sore and why is it not going away?

Need more info: Need to know more dtails in order to give you a propper answer.Where is the soreness located?Wchich joint is stiff?Do you have any other symptoms associated with it?Did you injured the arm/etc. ...Read more

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Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Need pictures: ? Psoriasis, is there a family history? Any other medical issues? Have you tried moisturizers? Limiting soaps? ...Read more

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If arm is sore but not broken, what caused the pain?

If arm is sore but not broken, what caused the pain?

Inflammation: Injury or overuse can cause inflammation of muscle and or tendons. Inflammation can present in a variety of ways ranging from sharp to dull achy pain. Local inflammatory mediators (special natural cell manufactured substances in our bodies) released by the injured structures causes the inflammation and subsequent sypmtoms described by you. ...Read more

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Arms sore after workout two days ago, what to do?

Arms sore after workout two days ago, what to do?

Rest: My thought not knowing your overall level of fitness or what you actually did to work out is that you overdid it. If you are sore for a day, that's pretty much normal. But if your soreness lasts 2-3 days, you may be overdoing it. Perhaps some ice or NSAIDs would help your symptoms. Think baseball pitcher with ice on the shoulder after a game. ...Read more

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My arm is sore and for no reason, what could it be?

My arm is sore and for no reason, what could it be?

Is it nerve pain?: The first thing to do is figure out where the pain is - soft tissues, bone, joint, nerve pain that radiates through the whole arm? With that information it's easier to figure out the source of the pain. It's not uncommon for a person in her 40s to have nerve impingement. It could be a minor irritation or the start of something more serious. It's best to have a doctor evaluate you. ...Read more

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My arm is sore and feels like it is locked at the elbow ?

How long?: If you did a lot of recent activity with the arm, the soreness may be muscular and should improve in 3-4 days. If your elbow actually locks in place where you can not bend or straighten it that's different. If it locks that is usually a sign of a piece of loose or damaged cartilage in the elbow and should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My whole left arm sore , tingling in left back for 2 months?

Pain in arm: What part of your back? Referred pain from the lower neck can produce arm pain and upper back pain. ...Read more