What causes arm pain and skin redness? 8 possible conditions

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

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First Degree Burn

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

A first-degree burn is a superficial burn affecting the first layer of skin. It is a mild form of skin injury, though large and painful burns may require a doctor visit.

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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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Shingles

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-voster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Following pain and burning,fluid-filled blisters that break easily are common symptoms.

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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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Bites and Stings

Saliva from insect bites and venom from stings can cause a reaction such as swelling and itching. Bee stings can cause these symptoms and possibly anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition.

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Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera is a disorder in which the body produces an excessive amount of red blood cells. This can lead to clots, which block blood from reaching the heart or brain, causing serious damage.

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Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is a bone cancer that tends to develop during growth spurts, typically occurring in the shinbone, thighbone, or upper arm. Some symptoms are swelling and redness.

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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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