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Suggest remedy for swollen bruises & infection in arm

I fell in the dirty river in January, hurt my right arm, it had lesions and was infected. and swollen. Doctor cultured it , grew nothing. it seemed to get better for a while, then developed bursitis, has been drained twice, have had cortisone shot, and then kenalog shot, kept arm wrapped for 3 to 4 weeks after 2nd draining, now its filling up with fluid again and is bright red again, looks infected, like I m right back where I started. What should I do now?
Fri, 17 Apr 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for your query.
According to your description , pain over your seems to be inflammatory in nature.
I advice you to give you rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination and rule out any infective cause.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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