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What Causes Swelling Along With Redness And Pain In Left Hand?

I have swelling , red, in my lt hand for 3days and my rt thumb is starting to swell, now. Pain radiates up my lt arm.I have had antibiotics for 3 days and a shot Friday. Little or no change.Where do I go from here? If this continues I will unable to eat or take of my personal needs. I can no longer cut up my food or dress myself.Hx of Diabetic, West Nile- 2008,HBO- controlled, venous insufficiency- rt leg
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
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Hello,

It might be an Infection of the arm. However some blood tests are needed and a longer time of antibiotics treatment. Please discuss with your doctor.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jolanda Nikolla, Pulmonologist
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What Causes Swelling Along With Redness And Pain In Left Hand?

Hello, It might be an Infection of the arm. However some blood tests are needed and a longer time of antibiotics treatment. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jolanda Nikolla, Pulmonologist