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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more

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The bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands are red and burning and itching. What could this be from.

The bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands are red and burning and itching. What could this be from.

Hand/foot pain: There are many dermatologic conditions that could be affecting both your plams and soles of your feet. If the burning and itching is affecting your daily life, try taking an oral anti-histamine and seeing your pcp/dermatologist/podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes burning, bright red, itching tops of the hands and feet with no rash?

What causes burning, bright red, itching tops of the hands and feet with no rash?

Dermatitis: Bright red inflammatory itching tops of the feet and hands are consistent with some sort of atopic or allergic reaction to some object or organism. Acute atopic dermatitis is consistent with such symptoms. Try otc Hydrocortisone as a first aid treatment, but it does not subside within 72 hours, seek a dermatologist for a more throrogh examination. ...Read more

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16-year-old with sudden onset of burning, itching, bright red hands and feet that sometimes tingle. What could it be?

16-year-old with sudden onset of burning, itching, bright red hands and feet that sometimes tingle. What could it be?

Multiple answers: This could be due to a medication the child is taking; overexposure to the sun; an allergic reaction to food as this is some form of allergic reaction with a vascular-blood vessel condition. Please see your pediatrician for the exact reason. ...Read more

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Developed intense itching and burning on the palms of my hands and bottoms of my feet. Difficulty walking due to itching and burning of my feet.?

Developed intense itching and burning on the palms of my hands and bottoms of my feet. Difficulty walking due to itching and burning of my feet.?

Need exam: Palms & soles with these symptoms needs an examination because there a number of things that it could be & these need to be ruled in & out by inspection, blood work, & history. At any rate, if this is an absolutely brand new set of symptoms which have never been discussed with a doctor then, you've now figured out the time to go...NOW.....some blood work will help and then, appropriate medication ...Read more

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I started taking cymbalta (duloxetine) could it cause burning and itching of hands and feet and sour stomach and loose bowls?

I started taking cymbalta (duloxetine) could it cause burning and itching of hands and feet and sour stomach and loose bowls?

Yes: It can cause all those things, although the itching hands is less common. More info on side effect here: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/drug-91491-cymbalta+oral. Aspx? Drugid=91491;drugname=cymbalta+oral;pagenumber=6
also, if you are taking it for depression, be aware that medication alone is not optimal treatment. Consider psychotherapy, or psychotherapy + meds. ...Read more

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Itching and burning all over cold chills headache worse at night. Feel like feet and hand is asleep. Hx of utis and ovarian cysts, kid stones?

Itching and burning all over cold chills headache worse at night. Feel like feet and hand is asleep. Hx of utis and ovarian cysts, kid stones?

Kidney infection: Could be sign of kidney infection or pyelonephritis. I would get some bloodwork and urinalysis, and get a check up by your family doctor ASAP, or if getting worse go to urgent care or ER because you could get worse quickly without antibiotics if indeed it is pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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I have a rash that is forming up all over my body, some areas itch some areas don't. My feet and hands are what itches the most. What is the cause?

I have a rash that is forming up all over my body, some areas itch some areas don't. My feet and hands are what itches the most. What is the cause?

Skin Rash: Skin rashes can occur from a variety of factors, including infections, heat, allergens, immune system disorders and medications.
A diagnosis can be made with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet? Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet? Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

Not all swelling bad: Swelling in the hands in the morning, or swelling in the feet in the evening is often due to water retention, and is harmless. Avoiding excess salt, and using support hose can help. Persistent swelling that is localized to joints, or associated with redness, warmth, or tenderness may be signs of arthritis. ...Read more

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My hands and feet itches on the inside?

My hands and feet itches on the inside?

Many possible causes: 18 y/o Female says My hands and feet itch on the inside? There are many possible causes like Contact Dermatitis from touching something or applying lotions/ creams that one is Allergic to. Could also be Systemic causes like Diabetes, Hepatitis, Skin Disorders like Psoriasis, Smoking, Food allergies or even Nerves (Neuropathies) and life Stress. Best to see Dermatologist if Symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise. Thx?

My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise. Thx?

Eczema??: Do your hands and feet get bumps, sometimes blister and peel or crack? And do you get rough itchy spots on your body? The answer for that would be eczema but really can't tell without seeing it. The problem could be as simple as dry skin that could respond to amlactin 12% moisturizer that you should be able to get on almost any pharmacy. See you dr for right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Burning sensation under skin on hands itches bones hurt like injured when nothing happened. Very painful. Adult male. Takes no meds?

Burning sensation under skin on hands itches bones hurt like injured when nothing happened. Very painful. Adult male. Takes no meds?

Depends on the: Location on your hand, but without any trauma the "burning sensation" sounds like neuropathy. Neuropathic pain can come from a viral infection (herpes zoster/shingles), nerve entrapment (like carpal tunnel syndrome especially if accompanied with muscle weakness), and certain neuromuscular diseases. Please see a professional healthcare provider for proper exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed, sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.

Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed, sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.

Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

Allergic reaction...: 20 y/o says, my brother has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand and feet and is painful what could it be? Sounds like some Allergic reaction to food/ medicine/ Drink Could also be Contact, though Contact is less likely. Take him to ER as as as you can. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having numbness on left side of body - hand leg & foot. I have lupus & MS & diabetes. Its been getting worse for 2 days now?

I'm having numbness on left side of body - hand leg & foot. I have lupus & MS & diabetes. Its been getting worse for 2 days now?

Some advice: Location of problem either right brain, or high cervical spinal cord, and could be seen with an ms plaque, lupus cerebritis or even stroke activity secondary to diabetes. Steroids could reverse, but might cause major elevation in blood sugar (acthar might be easier). Have your doc check your meds, and eliminate any med that specifies anti-tnf-alpha activity. Make certain good vit d levels. ...Read more

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I have a very painful rash on both my hands & feet. Real bad on me toes and finger tips. It itches but hurts to itch. I need answers!

I have a very painful rash on both my hands & feet. Real bad on me toes and finger tips. It itches but hurts to itch. I need answers!

Need to see a Doctor: Skin rashes are a sign of serious medical problem. So you should go see a doctor first thing tomorrow. If you do not have a doctor go to an emergency room where you can see a dermatologist who can find the cause and give you the right treatment. ...Read more

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With rsd, lupus, chronic edema in feet, I follow with severe, seizing cramps in hands and feet...Like small "charlie horses?!? "

With rsd, lupus, chronic edema in feet, I follow with severe, seizing cramps in hands and feet...Like small "charlie horses?!? "

Decreased oxygen: With the rsd, lupus and chronic edema this would naturally lead to some kind of compromise of blood flow to the feet. When the blood flow is diminished, this will decrease the amount of oxygen to the feet and hands while building up Lactic Acid that leads to your charlie horses/cramps. See your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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Skin itch (no redness) started 2 yrs ago, feet & hands, then scrotum. It comes & goes. Now it itches more, puffy eyes and redness on neck. What is it?

Rash: Might be hives which look like a mosquito bite which are red, raised and intensely itchy. They can pop up on any part of the body. But I don't like the rash spreading to the scrotum. Maybe it should be seen just to be safe. ...Read more

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My rheumatoid factor was negative. Severe joint pain and morning stiffness with numb hands and feet. Should I now be concerned about lupus?

My rheumatoid factor was negative. Severe joint pain and morning stiffness with numb hands and feet. Should I now be concerned about lupus?

Rheumatoid arthritis: A negative rheumatoid factor does not rule out rheumatoid arthritis. Of course, the differential should include autoimmune diseases, postviral syndromes or metabolic diseases, thyroid specifically, given your history. Talk to your doctor about the next step in managing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I go through these sweating episodes, more like college sweats. Along with cold nose, hands, and feet. I have lupus and raynauds, could you elaborate?

I go through these sweating episodes, more like college sweats. Along with cold nose, hands, and feet. I have lupus and raynauds, could you elaborate?

Depends on many: this depends on many things. We do not know your age, the manifestations of your lupus, the medications you take, but sweats could be related to the lupus or could be related to infection. You need to discuss this with your physician and make sure that you are fully evaluated for your care ...Read more

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My ANA levels are high I took the lupus test it was at a 5 but I still have pains, tingling, numbness in hands, feet, arms, legs. Told me fibromyalga

My ANA levels are high I took the lupus test it was at a 5 but I still have pains, tingling, numbness in hands, feet, arms, legs. Told me fibromyalga

Question?: I am not sure what you are asking. The ANA is a screening test for lupus but can be seen in numerous other diseases and in people who have no disease. I assume the lupus test you mention is a dna antibody. This test does not have to positive to have lupus. Finally, about 30% of lupus patients also have fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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Ana test was positive took lupus test it was a 5, but still having pains, numbness, tingling in hands, feet arms, and legs told fibromyalgia?

Ana test was positive took lupus test it was a 5, but still having pains, numbness, tingling in hands, feet arms, and legs told fibromyalgia?

Sounds like FM: ANA is often "positive" but not clinically useful until it gets to positivity at 1:320 or 1::640 level. Diagnosis of lupus would have to have a compatible clinical syndrome first and supporting labs tests second. Your symptoms sound more typical of fm than sle. ...Read more

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My ANA was negative. Is it possible to still have RA, Lupus, or Fibromyalgia? Lyrica (pregabalin) is NOT helping the leg/arm/hand/foot pain. CRP is 6.5.

Yes due to FALSE NEG: Every test in the world has a FALSE NEGATIVE rate which tells what percentage of the time a test comes out negative but really it should say positive. It is rare for someone to have RA, LUPUS, or FM and have a positive ANA.... on the order of much less than 1%. will be FALSE NEGATIVE. ...Read more