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What do you suggest if I have a swollen painful in elbow. Please help?

What do you suggest if I have a swollen painful in elbow. Please help?

Elbow compress: If you do not think it is infection, ice and elevate. Try a compression wrap and rest it. If it is hot and red or if you have fevers or chills, get it looked at immediately.

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My husband has a circular part on his elbow that is full of swollen circles. When popped, a creme like substance oozes from them. It is very painful.

My husband has a circular part on his elbow that is full of swollen circles. When popped, a creme like substance oozes from them. It is very painful.

Go see your/his doc: Abscesses are pus pockets that can occur anywhere on body. Best to go see family doc regarding his condition, especially if any redness and/or fever/sweats/chills.

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My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

Swollen elbow: May be a number of things including bursitis from trauma local skin infection or more serious injury and arthritis. Would be advisable to see physician and get both eyes and hands on to make diagnosis.

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I fell on my elbow and scratched it badly. It's very painful and a little swollen. Is ice the best treatment? If not what?

I fell on my elbow and scratched it badly. It's very painful and a little swollen. Is ice the best treatment? If not what?

Clean it: Make sure that the wound is clean. An infection could make things a lot worse. If there is significant pain in the joint or in the bone then this may need to be looked at by a professional.

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My dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. It started today. Is this an emergency?

My dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. It started today. Is this an emergency?

Likely: A swollen and painful joint with fever can indicate infection. It should be evaluated in an ER where xrays or other tests can be done to determine nature of problem and appropriate treatment.

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My forearm has been hurting for a week. From the elbow to my wrist. It feels swollen and very painful. What could this be?

My forearm has been hurting for a week. From the elbow to my wrist. It feels swollen and very painful. What could this be?

Forearm pain: Any numbness or tingling is arm & 4th & 5th fingers? Any history of injury to elbow? Do u rest elbows on hard surface often? May be ulnar nerve compression or entrapment. See fp or neurologist for exam & testing. Try using NSAID for pain & inflammation; apply ice off & on; avoid resting elbows on firm surfaces.

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Have what looks like swollen welts. 1 on r elbow+1 on butt. Look red in center & white on outside? Looks swollen and are very painful & worsening.

Have what looks like swollen welts. 1 on r elbow+1 on butt. Look red in center & white on outside? Looks swollen and are very painful & worsening.

Welts: There are a number of skin conditions that can have painful welts. Two common ones are insect bites/stings and bacterial infection (furunculosis, abscess). Because this is worsening, it is more likely that this is infection. This needs to be seen as soon as possible so that proper treatment can be given.

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I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

Olecranon bursitis: My first consideration is olecranon bursitis I'm concerned that yours is due to an infectious reason and most commonly staph. You need to see your physician and get immediate care

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I have a painful red swollen streak from my armpit to below my elbow on my inner arm. It's slowly going down my arm.?

I have a painful red swollen streak from my armpit to below my elbow on my inner arm. It's slowly going down my arm.?

A picture=1000 words: Hard to tell here. It could be a superficial rash such as poison ivy, but if it's below the skin it could be a type of infection or inflammation such as cellulitis, or an infection along a vein or lymph channel. A photograph would certainly help.

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My gf has swollen gland above elbow crease and one in neck. Both very painful and tender to touch, quite firm but can push them in. Left side of body?

My gf has swollen gland above elbow crease and one in neck. Both very painful and tender to touch, quite firm but can push them in. Left side of body?

The most common: Cause of lymph node swelling is infection. Glandular fever (mononucleosis) is a common cause of swollen lymph nodes in adolescence & early adulthood. It often causes fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils and debilitating fatigue. If your GF is feeling particular bad, she should see her GP. Glandular fever can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. Dr. Anne

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My boyfriend has a strange rash on his elbow, swollen and painful, over 12 hrs. Looks like a spider bite but not sure. Thoughts?

My boyfriend has a strange rash on his elbow, swollen and painful, over 12 hrs. Looks like a spider bite but not sure. Thoughts?

Bite: It may be a spider bite, but then again, it could be a bite from a hornet, wasp or bee. Sight unseen it is difficult to render a dianosis.

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What do you suggest if my dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. It started today should I take him to the er?

It: May be simple inflammation or even an infection. Taking him to the ER will allow the doctor to determine this and the need for possible antibiotics if it's an infection

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Both elbows stiff, painful, left is mild, right is more severe. NOT swollen. Had blood test recently, no RA antibodies. Painful to straighten.

Both elbows stiff, painful, left is mild, right is more severe. NOT swollen. Had blood test recently, no RA antibodies. Painful to straighten.

Could be a simple --: Problem like Tennis Elbows. Take some pain meds, do stretching exercises, as much as you can, Use an Elbow straps, both sides and try straightening them out with gentle exercises 3-4 times a day for 5 minutes each time. If not improving with these then seeing an Orthopedist would be beneficial. Good Luck.

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I was accidently elbowed in the mouth a few days ago and I bit the inside of my bottem lip, it is very swollen and painful, how can I stop the pain?

I was accidently elbowed in the mouth a few days ago and I bit the inside of my bottem lip, it is very swollen and painful, how can I stop the pain?

Ice, paracetamol: You may also want to apply a gel for teething pain like Anbesol which contains a local anesthetic. This should resolve very quickly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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I've had a very painful bump on my arm right above the elbow for about 2 weeks now. Skin around it seems to be peeling. And it is slightly swollen. What can it be??

I've had a very painful bump on my arm right above the elbow for about 2 weeks now. Skin around it seems to be peeling. And it is slightly swollen. What can it be??

?: It is hard to make a skin lesion diagnosis without seeing it. The lesion could be anything from an insect bite to an infection or more. Please make an appt with your family physician very soon.

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I hurt my wrist, now its swollen, painful from my fingers to my elbow and cracks when I move it. Something serious?

I hurt my wrist, now its swollen, painful from my fingers to my elbow and cracks when I move it. Something serious?

Seek medical care!!!: Lack of treatment could result in nerve, tendon, muscle or bone injury with permanent consequences such as pain, numbness, deformity, weakness, loss of function. Don't delay.

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I hurt my wrist, now its swollen, painful from my fingers to my elbow and cracks when I move it. Something serious?

Maybe: Any joint that stays swollen a few days after an injury should be x-rayed to rule out a serious injury.

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