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Painful swollen lump on hand. Taking medicine. Blood work done. How to cure this lump?

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I have a very painful swollen lump on the front of my right hand that I believe is at a blood draw site from a recent hospital visit and I don't know where or why it came from.

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Posted Tue, 5 Mar 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 4 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
I have seen the photograph attached. The painful swollen lump seems to be due to local thrombophlebitis- inflammation of the vein after drawing the blood (It is inflammation of the superficial veins of the hand) or a tendonitis- inflammation of the tendon.
For relief of your symptoms, you can follow some simple measures like-
* Apply moist heat to reduce inflammation and pain
* Keep pressure off of the area to reduce pain and decrease the risk of further damage
* Raise the hand to reduce swelling.
You can have mild pain killers like acetaminophen for pain and inflammation. Applying thrombophob ointment locally will also help to reduce the swelling.
If you develop fever, intense pain or the swelling spreads further proximally then it indicates infection and spreading of the venous clot in which case you need to consult your physician immediately.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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