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Can Insect Bite Cause Joint Pain
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
Hi, I have a hard lump next to the joint on two fingers. They appeared after an insect bite I received the day before subsided. Any possible remedy?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Could be any number of causes. It is best to see your primary care for evaluation. ...Read more
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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