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I cant find new footwear that doesn't give me hives on my feet and hands. my old sneakers and shoes are fine. any ideas?

I cant find new footwear that doesn't give me hives on my feet and hands.  my old sneakers and shoes are fine. any ideas?

Rash v hives: I suspect your problem is from a rash (which lasts more than a day) vs hives (which subsides in a few hours). It appears that you are allergic to certain material in the new footwear. You may consult a derm or allergist to patch test you to shoe materials to find out the culprit. It is unusual to get rash on your hands from the shoes Any recent contact with poison oak/ivy? ...Read more

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I have an 18 months old daughter who has a brown spot on the palm of her hand next her thumb. It was not their at birth and I'm concern about it. Do you have any idea what may be the cause?

I have an 18 months old daughter who has a brown spot on the palm of her hand next her thumb. It was not their at birth and I'm concern about it. Do you have any idea what may be the cause?

Brown dot : It is hard to tell what it is without seeing it, it is best if you show it to to her pediatrician during the next well visit. Unless it is getting bigger then call sooner. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a 29 year old woman with Graves Disease, lately I have been experiencing stiffness and joint pain, moreso in my knees, ankles, and hands. Idea?

I'm a 29 year old woman with Graves Disease, lately I have been experiencing stiffness and joint pain, moreso in my knees, ankles, and hands. Idea?

Graves disease: I presume you are taking medicine to control your thyroid or you have had the thyroid treated with radioactive iodine. I do not relate the symptoms you are expressing to Grave's disease. You must quickly arrange to see your doctor ASAP. If things are really that bad I would go the nearest Emergency room today and find out what is wrong. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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My sixteen year old son (plays baseball and piano) has severe weakness in the fingers of his right hand. Mild tremors, muscle atrophy. Ideas?

My sixteen year old son (plays baseball and piano) has severe weakness in the fingers of his right hand.  Mild tremors, muscle atrophy.  Ideas?

Don't delay: Those symptoms generally suggest a neuromuscular problem (with myriad possible causes/diagnoses) and should be evaluated right away. See your pediatrician, who can examine your son and who will likely refer for a consultation with a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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I have shaky hands... Any idea why?

I have shaky hands... Any idea why?

Varies: Causes include medications, familial tremor (at your age, much less likely to be other non-familial. ) Depakote is a common cause. Anxiety can, too. ...Read more

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My hands keep getting pins n needles in them any ideas?

My hands keep getting pins n needles in them any ideas?

Hyperventilation: The bilateral nature of symptoms makes cervical spine entrapment neuropathy unlikely. Some medicines could cause the symptoms.If symptoms persist a neurology evaluation and EMG is in order. ...Read more