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Forearm Swollen While Riding

Old 05-06-19, 06:20 PM
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Forearm Swollen While Riding

This is a new one. Out for 30 yesterday and my right forearm was swollen. The wrist hurt pretty bad, but it usually does, however the swollen forearm is a new one. Anyone experience this?
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According to my Manual of Internet Diagnoses, possible reasons include:
  • Bee or wasp sting. (My buddy took one to the groin the other day.)
  • Sun allergy.
  • Sunscreen allergy.
  • Reaction to new medication or supplement.
  • Falling, hitting forearm and head and not remembering hitting forearm because head was also struck.
  • Zombies.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
according to my manual of internet diagnoses, possible reasons include:
  • bee or wasp sting. (my buddy took one to the groin the other day.)
  • sun allergy.
  • sunscreen allergy.
  • reaction to new medication or supplement.
  • falling, hitting forearm and head and not remembering hitting forearm because head was also struck.
  • zombies.
  • trying to prevent prostate cancer via DIY frequent emissions.
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Could also be Popeye arm from too much spinach.
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Fortunately I did not ask for a diagnosis, rather I asked if anyone has experienced this. Just a bunch of smarty pants mouthing off without comprehending what they read. The products of public schools perhaps.
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I was going to post something but I went to public schools, then your snarkie post about public schools stopped me.
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I was going to post something but I went to public schools, then your snarkie post about public schools stopped me.
Kindergarten was Parochial then Public so how about ----

https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/he...-turns-serious
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I was being serious. Absent any injuries, musculoskeletal conditions or autoimmune disorders, the possible causes for swelling might include reactions to insect stings/bites, animal bites, contact with irritant plants, topical agents including skin lotions, sunscreen, or the sun itself. Some folks do experience "hives" from sun exposure, even without a sunburn.

Yup, I've experienced those on rare occasions, affecting my arms and/or hands. It was rarely the same thing twice. Swelling from sun, even without a sunburn -- often exacerbated by other medications, including aspirin or NSAIDs. On another occasion it was a reaction to a common antibiotic. On other occasions it was due to animal bites -- once a squirrel I tried to feed, two or three other times from cat bites and scratches, resulting in cellulitis.

And reactions to poison ivy, oak or sumac. Reactions to stinging nettles and other plants with fine spines or barbs. It's possible to rub against those without realizing it during a ride or walk around dense foliage. In some susceptible people it can occur from roadside mowing stirring up the allergens that stick to the sweaty skin and provoke a reaction.
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