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I have a swollen elbow now into my arm. Suspected it was…

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I have a swollen...

I have a swollen elbow now into my arm. Suspected it was bursitis but now think possible a spider bite

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can he write a prescription for me
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Some improvement with Motrin or Ace bandage
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Doctor: Sumanth Amperayani, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Sumanth Amperayani, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago

Hello... I understand your concern.

I need some more information please.

1. Are you having and itching or local redness?

2. Are you having any restriction of movements at the elbow joint?

3. Since how long have you had this swelling?

4. May I know you age and your profession (I mean does it involve long duration of working with elbow pressure on)?

5. Is the swelling tender to touch?

6. Is there any fever?

Please get back to me with the above information so that I can guide you better.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No movement restrictions
Slight redness at elbow and distally
Slight tenderness at elbow
No fever
62 years old. I’m a nurse
Doctor: Sumanth Amperayani, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago
Are you experiencing any itching there?
Can you kindly upload an image please?
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
itching
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Sumanth Amperayani, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago
Hi... Thank you for getting back with the requested information and the image also.
This looks like a local inflammation with allergic reaction. It could be an insect bite allergy too.
I suggest that you take tablet Ibuprofen 400mg three times a day for 3 days for local inflammation and swelling.
For allergic reaction syrup Benadryl 10 ml 3 times a day for 3 days should suffice.
But if the redness is swelling along with tenderness and if you start to have temperature with restriction of joint movements I suggest that you will require a physical examination by a physician. As you are a nurse I am freely using technical terms, in other way, I am suggesting that you should be on the Lookout for cellulitis.
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Doctor: Sumanth Amperayani, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago

Hi, just checking in to see how things are going. Do you need further assistance?

I will be glad to be of assistance to you if you have any further questions in this health regard please

Kind regards – Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

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