What does a red streak going up the arm indicate?


According to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, a red streak going up the arm very likely indicates a serious infection in the hand resulting from an injury or a bite. Hand swelling, impaired movement and pus often accompany the red streak.

The Medical Center explains that a hand infection often begins with symptoms such as redness and swelling around the injury. If not addressed, the infection sometimes worsens and there is a danger of losing the hand.

WebMD recommends that a person with a red streak on the arm seek medical attention. Treatment involves cleaning and draining the wound, then packing it to reduce bleeding and covering it with a bandage. Pain medication is sometimes prescribed, and the hand and arm are monitored for further complications.

Q&A Related to "What does a red streak going up the arm indicate..."
probably stretch marks.
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This is not from the bug bite. This is an infection that needs to be looked at by a doctor. Currently, I have my hand warpped and taking heavy anti-biototics because I had the same
Not medical advice: You could have cat scratch fever, but the only way to know is to see a doctor!
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