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I accidentally got stuck in my hand by a needle in my

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I accidentally got stuck in my hand by a needle in my drawer. it is swollen,red,hot and painful. it's been a week. today the swelling is going up my arm.I called doctor on demand and the doctor put me on cleoncin 300 mg 1 three times a day. it is stiff starting today and the swelling up the arm started today. I started the medicine yesterday. is this normal or not
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.

I understand your concern.

As per your description,you have developed infection so resulting in such symptoms.

You should continue clenocin as it 'll treat your infection.

It takes 48 hours for your symptoms to start resolving.

So you should watch and take OTC Advil and Zyrtec also.

Also do gentle stretching and elevate your arm.

Also continue to apply cool compresses with next few days.

If you develop skin discoloration,severe swelling,tenderness in arm over the time then visit ER.

Feel free for further queries. It's good to discuss rather than quit.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
good and quick response
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

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