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 Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofMay 27, 2016