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I have small red bumps with some swelling on my forearm. it

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I have small red bumps with some swelling on my forearm. it extends to the middle of my hand. Doesn't itch.
JA: The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: Okay, the bumps are small. I've taken benadryl and it hasn't helped.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: I do have general allergies and figured that was the issue however even after medicine this has continued
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

any other medical issues?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Are these bumps painful?

Swelling can be due to the bacterial infection.

Staphylococci or streptococci can cause such symptoms.

Will require antibiotic in that case.

Please post a picture also if possible.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Swelling can be a sign of cellulitis.

This is not something to wait on.

Blood clot is less likely but possible.

Go to the ER if your doctor can not see you right now.

I am a double board certified US doctor.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

can you attach a picture?