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Started with a rash now with swelling of hands and feet headaches and joint pain. What could this be?

Started with a rash now with swelling of hands and feet headaches and joint pain. What could this be?

Many things!: This is a very broad reaching question, that can be answered by your doctor and perhaps a consultant! autoimmune disease, infectious diseases, post-infectious immune triggered disease, all among the possibilities. See your doctor!

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Since 1/12/15 I've had a sore throat. Went on two different antibiotics w/ little relief. I've also had fever, rash, hives & swelling in my hands/feet.

Since 1/12/15 I've had a sore throat. Went on two different antibiotics w/ little relief. I've also had fever, rash, hives & swelling in my hands/feet.

Systemic evaluation: You need an evaluation for a systemic problem, The hives can be an allergic reaction to the antibiotics or it may be part of a systemic illness. An allergist can help see if the hives fit into the other symptoms while a rheumatologist can evaluate the whole syndrome including the swelling in the hands/feet.

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After a Crohn's flare-up, she's having rashes and swelling (not always colocated) that moves around a lot between feet/legs and hands/arms.

After a Crohn's flare-up, she's having rashes and swelling (not always colocated) that moves around a lot between feet/legs and hands/arms.

See doc: Crohn's can be associated with some skin rashes and changes, including tender red/purple nodules on shins and arms (erythema nodosum), psoriasis-like rashes, other inflammatory changes. Take pictures, see your doc. Meds can cause skin reactions too.

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My 16 yo daughter has had flares of swelling of hands, feet lips and rashes for the past 5 years. Ana 1 in 164, no butterfly rash.?

My 16 yo daughter has had flares of swelling of hands, feet lips and rashes for the past 5 years. Ana 1 in 164, no butterfly rash.?

Mystery disease: I presume you are already taking your daughter to a rheumatologist. Ask him to consider the possibility of spondylarthropathy and ask him test for hla-b27.

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Can high blood pressure and low iron cause swelling on the hands and feet with a rash on the hands?

Can high blood pressure and low iron cause swelling on the hands and feet with a rash on the hands?

I don't think so. ..: Usually, swelling of the hands & feet is caused by benign fluid retention: idiopathic edema. If it were accompanied by breathlessness one would have to suspect your heart, but high blood pressure by itself shouldn't cause this. Fatigue, pale skin & weakness are the most common symptoms of iron deficiency. I think you have issues that are unrelated. But a good review of all by your doc is needed:)

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Had red rash all over body.4 days I'm on 3 different anitihistamin. Now joint stiffness, swelling feet, ankles, hands, wrist. What could this be?

Had red rash all over body.4 days I'm on 3 different anitihistamin. Now joint stiffness, swelling feet, ankles, hands, wrist. What could this be?

Food Allergies?: Three antihistamines you are taken, are they prescription antihistamins or you are taking over the counter like claritn, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra or zyrtec.And do you know what you are allergic to. If not already I will recommend you consult an allergist. Food allergies can cause rash and swelling of joints as well and rheumatoid arthritis can cause rash. So consult your md/allergist/rheumatologist, some one.

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient.

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Hands/feet/ankles swell (2x size) & get red blotchy rash after eating any type food & become numb but painful prickling & tired, weak, confused?

Hands/feet/ankles swell (2x size) & get red blotchy rash after eating any type food & become numb but painful prickling & tired, weak, confused?

Watch salt intake: This could be a problem of salt intake being too high. Other alternatives that could cause swelling are glutens and dairy. I would check in with your primary care doc for a complete checkup

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I have itchy bumps on hands and feet that swell and are sore. I have had a rash on my legs and, stomach, and arms but it was just itchy bumps, not pa?

I have itchy bumps on hands and feet that swell and are sore. I have had a rash on my legs and, stomach, and arms but it was just itchy bumps, not pa?

See dermatologist: It is impossible to diagnose from this description. There are multiple possibilities which will not respond to over the counter products. Evaluate all medications, environmental exposure and food history.

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Swelling of hands and feet after chemotherapy?

Swelling of hands and feet after chemotherapy?

Well-known: Chemotherapy-induced acral erythema. Your oncologist is familiar with this and the fact that it's occurred may affect choice of chemotherapeutic agents in the future for you. Ask whether a trial of vitamin b6 would be permissible.

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Sudden swelling of hands and feet bright red with tingling and heat.

Sudden swelling of hands and feet bright red with tingling and heat.

Allergic reaction?: Possibly you are exposed to some allergen either in food or in environment. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) apply Cortisone cream. If not better or spreading or Shortness of breath go to Urgent care please

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What causes sudden swelling of hands and feet? Felt slightly flushed too. Salt? Hormones? What can I do to make it go away?

What causes sudden swelling of hands and feet? Felt slightly flushed too. Salt? Hormones? What can I do to make it go away?

Edema?: Swelling can usually result from accumulation of fluids, such as in anemia, high blood pressure, heart problems, alcohol, effect of medications, etc. Recommend workup by your pcp to find the cause & treat that.

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What causes swelling of hands and feet, red flushed face that's hot to the touch and headache. Been this way for 8 hours now and im feeling very bad.

What causes swelling of hands and feet, red flushed face that's hot to the touch and headache. Been this way for 8 hours now and im feeling very bad.

Very unusual: I would make sure to check your blood pressure first. It sounds as if you are having some vascular like symptoms that are difficult to attribute to any one source without additional information.

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more