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3 yr f has a chilblain on toe should I worry about lupus / or underlying condition . She seems healthy . Led saw her said idiopathic sometime help?

3 yr f has a chilblain on toe should I worry about lupus / or underlying condition . She seems healthy . Led saw her said idiopathic sometime help?

Blood tests.: It is most likely idiopathic, but if he/she were my child i would go to the pediatrician and discuss some simple blood tests to try and rule out other possibilities, just to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Hammertoe And Mallet Toe (Definition)

Hammer toe is a clinical finding in which a toe is continuously bent downwards, and can occur in people who wear shoes that are too small for them. ...Read more


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I recently developed swelling and pain on the right side of my second right toe. I do have discoid lupus but it doesn't look like a usual sore.

I recently developed swelling and pain on the right side of my second right toe. I do have discoid lupus but it doesn't look like a usual sore.

Toe Swelling: There are many reasons a toe can be swollen. Tight shoes, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, for example, may all cause toes to be swollen and painful. An ingrown toenail may also become infected, which could also be very painful. Lupus, also, may cause swelling and pain. If wearing shoes that are wider and cause less pressure against the toes does no alleviate your problem, see a Podiatris ...Read more

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9/10 upper calf pain when sitting 1month ago-neg doppler us.Pain returned-now upper calf &inner knee.Compression hose help.Tingling toes.Have lupus?

9/10 upper calf pain when sitting 1month ago-neg doppler us.Pain returned-now upper calf &inner knee.Compression hose help.Tingling toes.Have lupus?

baker cyst or: Baker's cyst or small vessel clots can cause this. Ultrasound (not doppler) would address the former, while workup for anti-phospholipid antibodies would be part of the workup for the latter in lupus. ...Read more

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I have sle lupus and suffer from raynauds. Now I have a ulcer on my big toe, any tips on how to treat it at home?

This is serious: And you should see a foot doc. This should not be treated by you. You can get a bone infection and lose your toe if that injury is not treated properly. ...Read more

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Have lupus symptoms, but ANA is negative. Are symptoms enough to diagnose? joint pain, skin discoloration, numbness in toes, insomnia, family history

Have lupus symptoms, but ANA is negative. Are symptoms enough to diagnose? joint pain, skin discoloration, numbness in toes, insomnia, family history

ANA is one factor: Diagnosis of lupus requires consideration of about 11 factors and ANA is one. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Pure white toe nails w/ greenish yellow tint towards the top. I keep my toes clean & feet & don't let fungus build. I have lupus & Parkinson's? Issue?

Pure white toe nails w/ greenish yellow tint towards the top. I keep my toes clean & feet & don't let fungus build. I have lupus & Parkinson's? Issue?

White toe nail: The blood vessels under your nail in the nail bed is what gives your nails the pink color. The common cause of white nail is fungus or separation of the nail from the nail bed. Green/yellow discoloration is usually sign of an infection. I suggest you see a Podiatrist to have a fungal and bacterial culture done on the nail sample as well as to evaluate the nail to see if it is separated from bed ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more