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Had IV sedation. Wrist and elbow swollen and red. What is wrong?

I had IV sedation on Tuesday with the IV placed in my hand. Yesterday I noticed my arm was sensitive and by the end of the day from the wrist to the elbow was slightly swollen, red, slightly warm to the touch, and tingly. I applied warm compresses last night and this am. It isn t worse but it isn t better. It is painful but not severe and I don t have a fever. Do I need to see a doctor or is it safe to wait it out?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Its usual to get swelling after IV sedation has given.
Take diclofenac with muscle relaxant as we prescribe usually in such cases.
Continue applying hot and cold packs intermittently.
Wrist and elbow has to be immobilized.
Avoid heavy loads lifting with the affected area.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 31 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
its quite common to have swelling after iv infusion
what i would suggest is that
1.apply heat and cold pack alternatively for 6-8 times daily
2.take some analgesic
dont worry the condition will subside in 2-3 days if you do the above
get well soon
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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