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i have a significant swelling on my left arm centre around

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i have a significant swelling on my left arm centre around my elbow …..it may be an allergic reaction..it may be septic ..don't know but it hurts and feels like its spreading..
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Can you supply a picture?
is it red, hot or swollen?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It is red, hot and swollen. I can supply a pic if you want.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. I'm a different expert and sorry for the delay but I was blocked from answering your question until just now. This definitely looks like an infection and probably is a septic joint and you need to get to an emergency room right away for a needle aspiration culture and antibiotics since this is very, very serious
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you..on my way…i feel pretty weird.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Glad to hear that but be sure to let me know how it goes and remember to rate my service to you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Yes I agree
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--I'd appreciate knowing what happened at the ER