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What causes large swollen area on top of arm below collar bone?

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Posted on Wed, 26 Nov 2014
Question: I have a l large swollen area at the top of my arm just below my collar bone. I just appeared this afternoon.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Inflamation due to insect bite or cellulitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

I'm Dr. Sudhir Kumar,

After going through your query and attached photograph I concluded that you may be having inflammation due to insect bite or cellulitis. I empirically treat my such patients by antinflammatory such as ibuprofen and anti allergic such as cetrizine.You can discuss with your treating Doctor about it.
I have few questions from you.
1.Whether you have fever?
2.Whether you have restriction of movement of your shoulder joint.
3.Whether you have any difficulty in breathing.

Hope I have answered your query.
If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Wishing you good health.
Take care.

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What causes large swollen area on top of arm below collar bone?

Brief Answer: Inflamation due to insect bite or cellulitis Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. I'm Dr. Sudhir Kumar, After going through your query and attached photograph I concluded that you may be having inflammation due to insect bite or cellulitis. I empirically treat my such patients by antinflammatory such as ibuprofen and anti allergic such as cetrizine.You can discuss with your treating Doctor about it. I have few questions from you. 1.Whether you have fever? 2.Whether you have restriction of movement of your shoulder joint. 3.Whether you have any difficulty in breathing. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Wishing you good health. Take care.