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When i take melatonin to help me sleep the bottom of my feet get red unbearably itchy appear swollen. But only after taking afew nights in a row. Why?

When i take melatonin to help me sleep the bottom of my feet get red unbearably itchy appear swollen. But only after taking afew nights in a row. Why?

Maybe allergic: Make sure the melatonin you are taking was synthesized in a laboratory, vs being animal derived. Melatonin from animal sources may include contaminants that you might react to. Also, talk to your doctor about this as there can be interactions with medications you may be taking. Also make sure you are taking the proper dose. ...Read more

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2months ago on sunburned my shins & feet really bad-red , purple & swollen.Symptoms resolved but now my feet & ankles swell daily& turn purple. Can I ?

2months ago on sunburned my shins & feet really bad-red , purple & swollen.Symptoms resolved but now my feet & ankles swell daily& turn purple. Can I ?

Photosensitivity: What is said here seems like you have photosensitivity, as the symptoms prolonging you might want to make sure you do not have any underlying conditons make you prone for photosensitivity and vasospasms ...Read more

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Whenever I'm standing up for just a few minutes my feet & hands get really red and feel swollen. What does this mean?

Whenever I'm standing up for just a few minutes my feet & hands get really red and feel swollen. What does this mean?

Unusual symptom: JennaM, Your symptoms are a bit unusual and could be related to a variety of conditions. I would strongly recommend you see your medical provider and have him/her evaluate the condition. If the symptoms occur within minutes, your medical provider should be able to observe them to determine if there is any concern and decide if further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma, just appeared.

Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma,  just appeared.

Infection?: This sounds like an infection -- maybe cellulitis (infection in the skin) or perhaps deeper, i.e. inside the foot. Or possibly a form of arthritis. Any of these can be serious if not quickly diagnosed and treated, so see a doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Foot still red and swollen 6 weeks after break?

Foot still red and swollen 6 weeks after break?

Need to : Follow up with your foot doc as we don't know the extent of the injury.... ...Read more

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My feet and ankleswas swollen really bad with red patched after working over 24 hours?

My feet and ankleswas swollen really bad with red patched after working over 24 hours?

Red swollen ankles: Hi if the redness in on the back side of your calf you need to be seen urgently today. If you have any shortness of breath or chest pain you need to phone 911. If the redness is hot or warm to touch and is on the front shin and/or ankle you still may need to be seen but not so urgently. If there is no heat or pain you can see how this resolves over the time you have to rest. ...Read more

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My feet and ankleswas swollen really bad with red patched after working over 24 hours.What happened?

My feet and ankleswas swollen really bad with red patched after working over 24 hours.What happened?

Venous stasis: Sounds like venous stasis. In other words fluid pooled into your feet and ankles from being on your feet for so long due to compromised circulation. Should have gone away after raising your feet above the level of your heart for a few hours as in bed. ...Read more

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Fiancé works 7 days 12 hours, both ankles are swollen, red and hot to the touch, been like this for 3 days what could this be... On his feet all day..

Fiancé works 7 days 12 hours, both ankles are swollen, red and hot to the touch, been like this for 3 days what could this be... On his feet all day..

I'll keep Standing.: Prolonged standing is a common cause for swollen feet. Standing for 12 hours, 7 days is putting an abnormal stress on the way blood drains from the legs. You see the results, with the swelling. You can certainly try compression socks to assist with the swelling, but in all likelihood, the results will prove less than satisfactory. You simply need to figure out a way to reduce your standing time. ...Read more

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I have red nickel sized circles on feet and feet are swollen?

I have red nickel sized circles on feet and feet are swollen?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My foot very swollen and turning red and black?

My foot very swollen and turning red and black?

Did u injure it?: Once a patient states "very swollen" and "turning black" - i would advise immediate medical attention to be on the safe side. Having said that bruising or breaking a foot can cause swelling with color changes you describe. ...Read more

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