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A 36-year-old female asked:

Woke up with joint stiffness , swelling hands, feet, ankles, wrists. red rash all over body, itching feet and lower legs. what could this be?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: This may represent an allergic reaction or possibly a rheumatological problem. I recommend an evaluation by your primary care physician.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Allergic reaction: Sounds like a severe allergic reaction to something you ate or medicine you took. Insect bite can do the same.
Last updated Dec 31, 2019


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