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Having burning sensation in lower arm, elbow and fore arm. Feeling swelling. How to reduce?

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Last 3weeks been having a burning sensation come and go inside lower left arm..midway from elbow to hand..forearm. Now feels lump/swelling under skin and shooting heat. What can I do to reduce? No pain just burning and warm to touch
Posted Sat, 9 Nov 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Moustafa Saeed 1 hour later
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Hi,

Thank you for your question.

Can you answer just a few questions to help me make better diagnosis for you?

1- How old are you?
2- Any other medical problems such as diabetes?
3- Are you on any medications?
4- Any rash or colour change to the area?
5- Any recent injury to the area or insect bite?
6- Can you upload photo of your forearm here?

You can try anti inflammatory tablets and apply ice in towel locally as 1st step of treatment.

Kind regards

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Follow-up: Having burning sensation in lower arm, elbow and fore arm. Feeling swelling. How to reduce? 24 minutes later
Im 40 and on no medication. No recent injury or bites. No rash just very warm and feels burning internally..Lump..swelling is not visible but can be felt. History of Reactive Athritis which was treated with Steroids and then Sulfazaline. Four breast fibriodemas removed..cyts in various places and endometriosis.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Moustafa Saeed 46 minutes later
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Thank you for your reply.

It seems that you have soft tissue inflammation or infection.

If you feeling well in yourself with no raised body temperature and able to move arm and hand fully without pain then try anti-inflammatory tablets such as ibuprofen three times per day for 3 days and also some ice locally and arm elevation.
Otherwise you need to have blood test to check for infection.

kind regards
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