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A 65-year-old female asked:

dr.on here said erythromelalgia is neuro-vascular disorder. what sort of dr.treats this? how is this treated?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Yes it is. The prima: The primary form is due to a genetic mutation and the secondary forms can be caused by toxins, autoimmunity etc. Go to a general internist with the following printout ffhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythromelalgia
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Neurological disorde: Erythromelalgia (sometimes called erythermalgia) is characterized by episodes of burning pain, skin redness, and swelling of the extremities, ears and face. The pain can be severe, and is sometimes described as "searing" or "like hot lava". The pain is triggered by physical exertion or ambient heat, and is relieved by cooling the extremities. This rare disease should be evaluated by a neurologist

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