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What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Yes: If that red, painful and swollen with joint pain you may have a soft tissue infection, cellulitis. You need to see your primary care doctor or the emergency room physician. ...Read more

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Painful bumps on lower legs that I thought were bug bites but haven't gone away and still hurt. Experiencing joint pain as well. What could it be?

Painful bumps on lower legs that I thought were bug bites but haven't gone away and still hurt. Experiencing joint pain as well. What could it be?

Fancy Term For Pain: Based on the info you've given, and assuming those"bumps"are reddish and mainly on the front of your shins, t may be what's called"erythema nodosum"which MAY be a marker for a bunch of other things -or- nothing,in which case it'll disappear in a few weeks,but if it doesn't see a doctor.Try Motrin. ...Read more

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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

Yes,The human body : Contains about 3.5 to 4.5 g of iron. Two thirds of this is present in blood and the rest is stored in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and muscles. Symptoms of iron deficiency include anemia, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, breathlessness, inability to concentrate, giddiness, disturbed sleep, severe menstrual pain and bleeding, cracks in the corners of the mouth, , mouth ulcers and hair loss. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

No: Iron overload states (rare) can cause joint pain but iron deficiency does not. ...Read more

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Can the herxheimer reaction cause joint pain?

Can the herxheimer reaction cause joint pain?

Forgive my frankness: The real herxheimer reaction results from the killing of large numbers of micro-organisms deep in the tissues by antimicrobial agents. Classically seen in the treatment of advanced syphilis, it's also been reported in other diseases with huge bacterial loads such as bartonellosis. Today's medical quacks diagnose a "herxheimer reaction" whenever one of their own products makes somebody sick. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What could cause bilateral joint pain in almost all of the joints?

What could cause bilateral joint pain in almost all of the joints?

Several conditions: Thus a through evaluation is appropriate and indicated to discern whether this is arthritis, tendinitis fibromyalgia, lyme disease amongst others.A Rheumatologist would be an excellent place to begin with imaging and tests to rule out arthritis like syndromes. Physical or Aqua therapy may also be in order. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of joint pain in a 25 year old patient?

What are the common causes of joint pain in a 25 year old patient?

Need clarify: There may be different reasons, but we need to know what joints, what makes it better, what makes it worse. Do you note it with specific activity. Are you able to play certain sports and not others? Do you joints swell? An evaluation is necessary to clarify your joint aches. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe body/joint pain besides fibromyalgia?

What are the causes of severe body/joint pain besides fibromyalgia?

Multiple causes: There is a long list of possibilities for more than one joint hurting: generalized conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, other types of arthritis; infections; some medications; metabolic conditions like gout, pseudgout; bleeding disorders (hemophilia, etc). Other include bruising of skin/muscles/tissues over a joint; nerve pains from a variety of causes. See your doc to help you. ...Read more

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I have achy joint pain and stiffness all the time, what could be the cause?

I have achy joint pain and stiffness all the time, what could be the cause?

Depends: Could be any number of causes. It is best to see your primary care for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes sacroiliac joint pain?

What causes sacroiliac joint pain?

Sacroiilititis!: Sacroiilitis is the most common cause. This is inflammatory. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can pseudoephedrine cause joint pain?

Can pseudoephedrine cause joint pain?

No.: People may experience joint pain while on the drug, but it does not cause joint pain. Remember why you are taking it. Sinusitis? Cold? Many types of arthritis are "reactive, " being called in rheumatology post-infectious. If you have persistent discomfort, start with your pcp! ...Read more

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Can low oxygen level cause joint pain?

Can low oxygen level cause joint pain?

Hypoxia hurts all!: Low oxygen levels (hypoxia) not only affect the lungs, heart & brain but have a severe impact on the joints. Hypoperfusion (a lack of nutrients) to the joints may cause severe pain. Any one who has attempted to mountain climb to fast can appreciate the severe aches incurred w/ the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes. You are not going crazy if your joints hurt more as your oxygen levels drop! ...Read more

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Can coreg (carvedilol) cause joint pain?

Can coreg (carvedilol) cause joint pain?

Yes: Any medication can potentially do so. Have your physician evaluate the possiblity. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more