- Your Moderate Forearm Swelling May Also be Known as:
- Forearm moderately puffy
- Forearm moderately swollen
- Moderate forearm puffiness
Top 2 Moderate Forearm Swelling Causes
1.Acute Forearm Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
Osteomyelitis of the forearm is a bacterial or fungal infection of the bone, typically caused by Staph Aureus (40-50% of the time). It is difficult to diagnose as the infection can come from a break in the skin at the area or anywhere else in the body that spreads by blood.
You should seek immediate medical care at an ER, where diagnosis of osteomyelitis can be established through x-rays and culturing fluids. Treatment involves antibiotics and removing the infected tissue (by surgery).
- Top Symptoms:
- spontaneous forearm pain, constant forearm pain, moderate fever, warm and red forearm swelling, painful surgical site
- Symptoms that always occur with acute forearm bone infection (osteomyelitis):
- spontaneous forearm pain, constant forearm pain
- Hospital emergency room
Moderate Forearm Swelling Checker
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Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and tissues underneath it. It is most commonly caused by Group A strep and typically enters the body through a break in the skin.
You should go to your primary care doctor tomorrow. There, he or she will inspect your skin and determine if antibiotics are necessary.
- Top Symptoms:
- fever, forearm redness, forearm pain, painful forearm swelling, forearm injury
- Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
- forearm redness
- Primary care doctor
Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Forearm Swelling
- Q.How long has your forearm been swollen?
- Q.Is your forearm swelling constant or come-and-go?
- Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
- Q.About your [forearm], do you notice:
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Moderate Forearm Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics
People who have experienced moderate forearm swelling have also experienced:
- 100% Pain in One Forearm
People who have experienced moderate forearm swelling had symptoms persist for:
- 37% Less Than a Week
- 30% Less Than a Day
- 13% Over a Month
People who have experienced moderate forearm swelling were most often matched with:
- 25% Acute Forearm Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
- 25% Cellulitis