Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
164 Doctors are Online

Red line running from wrist upto inner arm, sores on arm. Used antibiotic cream. How to cure it ?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Gastroenterologist, Surgical
Practicing since : 1989
Answered : 883 Questions
I have a red line running from my wrist up my inner arm. I have sores on my arm and I think that one on my wrist is infected. I keep using antibiotic cream and clean with hand disinfectent. It isn't going away.
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 2 hours later

From your description it appears to be either impetigo or lymphangitis.

This is due to streptococcal infection. You need to start an antibiotic for the condition along with elevation of the limb for some time with ice fomentation to the red areas.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor