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Tingling sensation in area of injection. Why does pain sting? Am I okay?

I had a blood test on Tuesday when the phlebotomist put the needle in my arm an immediate pain went down to my thumb . She stopped when I cried out in pain and took the needle out. Took blood from the other arm, all was well. however, where the pain went down, I have been left with quite a lot of pain and tingling going down the side of my forearm towards my thumb. It seems that there is a patch which is worse and itchy. Also, when driving, the gear stick and hand break send the pain through the arm. even typing this, it is annoying me. Should I be worried?
Asked On : Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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Hi tingling sensation over the injected site can be due to the needle pricking the nerve rather than vein for drawing will be painful subsides by its own.if not treated use a broad spectrum antibiotic twice daily and a pain killer.eczematous lesion over the area can be cured by diprovate g ointment.if not subsided yet cut open the nerve and repair it
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