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My husband has knot on his arm it started like a small bite

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My husband has knot on his arm it started like a small bite ( do not know what kind) arm started swelling puss under bite he got most of the puss out now he has same thing under his arm hard knots and pain
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Thank you for your question,

Dr. Saha :

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Dr. Saha :

When did the knot develop?

Customer :

the one on his wrist last week under arm yesterday

Dr. Saha :

How is the pus there in the first knot?

Dr. Saha :

The new knot can be an enlarged lymph node.

Dr. Saha :

This can arise from an infection or inflammation in its draining area.

Dr. Saha :

As there was pus in the first one, it was likely to be an infection.

Dr. Saha :

Did he take any treatment?

Customer :

no

Dr. Saha :

I would suggest to get an examination by doctor. He can need antibiotics for it.

Dr. Saha :

He can take antiinflammatory analgesics like motrin or naproxen, if there is no other contraindication.

Dr. Saha :

Those can help to reduce pain & inflammation.

Dr. Saha :

He can also apply warm moist compress.

Customer :

thank you

Dr. Saha :
You are always welcome.
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Best wishes.

Customer :

if it does not go down in a few days I will take him to dr

Dr. Saha :

Please get him checked by doctor as it seems that the lymph nodes are also involved.

Dr. Saha :

Start of antibiotic can help to control the infection.