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Suggest treatment to relieve pain in the left upper limb above elbow after cannulation

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: Hi Doctor,
I had undergone some endoscopy procedure and for that cannula was attached on left hand. The endoscopy was done on 16th XXXXXXX 2017. For initial 2-3 days I was having a little bit pain in the vein and at the point where cannula was attached.

Now, pain at cannula point is gone but, the pain in vein is still there and the pain is more in the upper part connecting elbow and shoulder with some redness and swollen vein. I had used heating pad to get some relief and taken combiflam and it gave me some refiled from pain. I am attaching the pics of the red and swollen part. Please have a look and suggest what shall I do?

Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
cellulitis upper limb . guidelines provided .

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX , hi

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query with attached photographs thoroughly .

* There is cellulitis involving upper limb above elbow .

* Guidelines at present for better recovery

- Ice pack application for 5 minutes each 4 times a day .
- Keep the part clean with antiseptic liquid , dry .
- In our clinic we recommend cephalosporin group of antibiotics for duration of
5 - 7 days depending upon the clinical recovery .
- Continue to take combiflam 3 times a day after meals preferably with antacid
as ranitidine ( 150 mg ) .

Follow up recommended after 3 days or early as per the requirement .

Wishing you fine recovery .
Regards take care .
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