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6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?

See below: Increased blood flow to theses "extremity areas" is likely the cause. As long as there is no pain, this is natural (to an extent) so to keep these areas from loosing blood flow (cold can do this) and thus decreasing oxygen to the tissues, where, if without, tissues metabolism slows and if it stops, tissues can die. His response may be slightly exaggerated but, without pain, i would not worry. ...Read more

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What to do about hot flushes, head aches cold hands but hot everywhere else?

What to do about hot flushes, head aches cold hands but hot everywhere else?

Hot flushes: You may be entering menopause or there could be a different condition to explain your symptoms. See your doctor first, and you may need a referral to a gynecologist., an/or a Neurologist. ...Read more

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Swollen painful neck glands, fever 100.6, chills, painful to Tilt my head back, headache, and sore throat. ?

Swollen painful  neck glands, fever 100.6, chills, painful to Tilt my head back, headache, and sore throat. 
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Maybe strep, etc...: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics without delay. Sounds like it's time for a trip to the doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on neck and arms, hot flashes, irritable?

Itchy rash on neck and arms, hot flashes, irritable?

Itchy rash: There are many causes for an itchy rash. See your internist or dermatologist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Trouble breathing, dry mouth despite lots of water, headache, hot face, heart palpitations, throat tightness, lymph near neck enlarged. Any thoughts?

Trouble breathing, dry mouth despite lots of water, headache, hot face, heart palpitations, throat tightness, lymph near neck enlarged. Any thoughts?

Doctor can evaluate: "Trouble breathing" means one needs to see a doctor, because it can be many things, such as an allergic reaction, a heart problem, pneumonia, etc... Trouble breathing can also be due to asthma-type symptoms if the person is prone to getting such problems with any cold, flu, allergy, or strep symptoms. In some cases, trouble breathing can be due to huge tonsils or a tonsillar abscess. ...Read more

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Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?

Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever.  A cold or more?

Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more

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Face feels hot, cold chills, tight throat, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, shoulder/neck aches, brain fog, congestion, but no fever?

Face feels hot, cold chills, tight throat, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, shoulder/neck aches, brain fog, congestion, but no fever?

Rest.: Sounds like you have the flu. If it is viral, you may only have low grade fever or sometimes none at all. O to bed, take 650 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours for the aches and pains, gargle with warm salt water, drink lots of fluids, chicken broth and just rest. Hopefully, it is just the one day flu. ...Read more

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Tingling forehead, popping sounds in scalp and neck, sore throat. HELP!

Tingling forehead, popping sounds in scalp and neck, sore throat. HELP!

See your doctor: sounds like infection / inflammation. See your doctor to evaluate for sinusitis, otitis media, tonsillitis and so forth. Don't be surprised if he orders a CT scan. ...Read more

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Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Itchy sore throat: Your complaint may be due to a post nasal drip, allergies or sinus problems. However, it is always best to get a throat culture to rule out a strep throat. Home remedies may be salt water rinses. Or saline nose drops depending on cause. ...Read more

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Canker sore like sores that are spreading fever swollen neck glands painful to eat, talk, swallow canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Canker sore like sores that are spreading
fever
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, sore neck, splitting headache-worsened moving neck, midgrade fever, sore throat, vomiting, night sweats, chills?

Swollen lymph nodes, sore neck, splitting headache-worsened moving neck, midgrade fever, sore throat, vomiting, night sweats, chills?

Internet?: Hi. Girl, I'm sold! Something may be wrong beyond a "cold"! Will you PLEASE go see a doctor in person for a good evaluation and diagnostic tests? We in internetville cannot do the diagnostics. I hope it's nothing serious, but I've seen conditions present like that, that ARE serious. An in-person physician is what you need with real in-person blood tests, and who knows what else for diagnostics. ...Read more

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Been sick now knot in neck! swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Been sick now knot in neck! swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help.Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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Sore throat feels like razor blades when swallowing, yellow spot, headache, ear pain face hot fingers cold. Same issue 2 weeks ago. What could be wrong?

Sore throat feels like razor blades when swallowing, yellow spot, headache, ear pain face hot fingers cold. Same issue 2 weeks ago. What could be wrong?

Acute pharyngitis?: This sounds like an acute upper respiratory infection, but the best way in which to diagnose and manage this would be to start by seeing your local primary care physician. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen lymph nodes in neck, fever of 100.3, nauseated, sore neck, sore chest, congested nose periodically?

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Slightly swollen lymph nodes in neck, fever of 100.3, nauseated, sore neck, sore chest, congested nose periodically?

Duration?: If these problems have been present for just a few days, you may just have a cold. On the other hand, if this has been a recurrent problem for weeks or more, then you need a thorough evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Serve cold chills can't get warm, muscle ache, sore neck. What could this be?

Serve cold chills can't get warm, muscle ache, sore neck. What could this be?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. Take this opportunity and quit smoking. ...Read more

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47yo, smoking 7 years. Red patches on roof of mouth. Tender. Have a cold/lost my voice. No fever, throat scratchy, not sore.No swollen glands,help?

47yo,  smoking 7 years. Red patches on roof of mouth. Tender. Have a cold/lost my voice.  No fever,  throat scratchy, not sore.No swollen glands,help?

Probably viral: It sounds like you could have viral lesions on the roof of the mouth. They will probably resolve in the next few days with saline rinses of warm water 1 cup mixed with a teaspoon of salt. If they do not resolve spontaneously have them looked at by your primary care doctor. They will decide if an ENT is necessary to check it out. You can also buy chloreseptic spray OTCwhich will anesthetize it. ...Read more

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