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    Symptoms of Infection in an Arm or Leg

    Infections can occur without an injury. Symptoms of infection include:

    • Increased pain, tenderness, swelling, redness, or warmth around the affected area.
    • Red streaks extending from the affected area.
    • Drainage of pus from the area.
    • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit, or groin.
    • Fever.

    Minor infections can develop into more serious problems, such as:

    Prompt medical treatment of an infection can prevent serious complications.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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