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  • Hands and feet feel hot

  • Heat from hands and feet

  • Limbs feel hot

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  • The area is hot to touch

  • Skin has heat

  • Fever then no fever then fever again

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is osteomyelitis?

Infection of the bone typically caused by bacteria, or less commonly fungi. In some cases, osteomyelitis is caused by germs invading from wounds in the surrounding area. In other cases, bacteria or fungi multiply in distant areas, enter the bloodstream, and spread to invade distant bone sites.

Symptoms of osteomyelitis

  • Hands and feet feel hot

  • Affected area is warm to touch

  • On medications that suppresses the immune system

  • Taking steroids

  • Fever

  • Chest pain before losing consciousness

  • Pain in the arms and/or legs

  • Skin Itching

Questions your doctor may ask to check for osteomyelitis

  • Are your hands or feet hot?

  • Is the affected area hot to touch?

  • Are you taking any immune-suppressing medications?

  • Are you currently taking steroids?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for osteomyelitis

Bone infections are hard to treat and may require long-term antibiotic treatment. Surgery might be needed to remove the infected bone as well. Managing other conditions like smoking and diabetes may improve blood flow to the bone and help it heal faster.

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Reviewed By:

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD (Orthopedic surgery)

Dr. Hamahata graduated from the Jikei University of Medical Science. After working at Asanokawa General Hospital and Kosei Chuo Hospital, he joined the Department of Orthopedics at Asakusa Hospital in April 2021, specializing in general orthopedics and joint replacement surgery.

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