Arm pain, Skin redness: 8 Possible Causes
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What causes arm pain and skin redness? 8 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

First Degree Burn

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A first-degree burn is an injury that affects the first layer of your skin. First-degree burns are one of the mildest forms of skin injuries.

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2

Burns

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Burns are characterized by severe skin damage in which many of the affected cells die. Most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences.

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3

Shingles

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Chickenpox can live on in your nervous tissues.

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4

Psoriasis Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious skin disease characterized by red patches of skin often accompanied by silvery-white scales of dead skin cells. It may occur anywhere on the body.

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5

Bites and Stings

Whether you're in the water, on a mountain trail, or in your backyard, wildlife you encounter have ways of protecting themselves and their territory. One method of defense involves biting or stinging. The wounds ca...

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6

Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a bone marrow disorder in which the body produces an excessive amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to all parts of the body. Blood is carrie...

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7

Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is a bone cancer that typically develops in the shinbone near the knee, the thighbone near the knee, or the upper arm bone near the shoulder.

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8

Thrombophlebitis

Thrombophlebitis is an inflammation of a vein, usually in the leg, that can cause swelling or redness. If left untreated, it can lead to a pulmonary embolism.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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