Affected area is warm to touch

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Content updated on May 23, 2022


Affected area is warm to touch describes an area of concern which is warmer than expected or its surroundings.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • Dysphagia

  • Neck pain / stiffness

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Lower leg edema

Possible Causes

  • Photosensitivity

    A condition where the skin is extremely sensitive to sunlight and ultraviolet rays. It can be caused by drugs and autoimmune disease (body's immune system attacking its own cells).

  • Epidermoid cyst

    Sometimes known as sebaceous cysts. These are harmless bumps under the skin that are more common in men. There are a few causes including injury or surgery.

  • Venous embolism

    Venous embolism is a condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins. Most often occurs in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm and travels to the lungs (known as pulmonary embolism). Causes of venous thrombosis Spinal cord injury, fracture of hip or leg or other trauma, cancers, heart disease, stroke, obesity, prolonged bed rest and inherited risk factors like gene mutations.

  • Folliculitis / furuncle / carbuncle
  • Bartholin's gland cyst
  • Mastitis
  • Mondor disease

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

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  • Is the affected area of your body hot to touch?

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