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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! ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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:) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Swelling of the hands and feet--worried?

Swelling of the hands and feet--worried?

MEDICAL ISSUE: If it's both hands and feet, my first impression is an underlying medical condition. See your PCP. ...Read more

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What causes sudden pain and swelling in my feet and hands?

What causes sudden pain and swelling in my feet and hands?

See details: It is impossible to know if you are describing joint or soft tissue pain and swelling. The causes depend on the specific areas involved. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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My hands an feet are swelling im 9 mth pregnant is this normal?

My hands an feet are swelling im 9 mth pregnant is this normal?

Possible problem: While fluid retention can occur with pregnancy, late term edema may be a sign of a serious problem. Please call your OB doctor and have them check this out. You may have pre-eclampsia which puts you and your unborn child at risk. ...Read more

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Swelling in the hands and feet when I sit too long at pc. How to prevent?

Swelling in the hands and feet when I sit too long at pc. How to prevent?

Brief exercise: People that sit too long on a jet without their shoes on swell. The treatment is to get up and walk every so often. ...Read more

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How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet? Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet? Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

Not all swelling bad: Swelling in the hands in the morning, or swelling in the feet in the evening is often due to water retention, and is harmless. Avoiding excess salt, and using support hose can help. Persistent swelling that is localized to joints, or associated with redness, warmth, or tenderness may be signs of arthritis. ...Read more

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Pain in hands and feet. Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet. And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Pain in hands and feet. Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet. And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Joint pain: Pain in hands and feet with swelling that gets worse with exercise needs to be evaluated for various causes to include inflammatory joint disease, thyroid disorders etc. Time to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I have had severe pain and swelling in my hands for a couple of weeks. It gets worse at night and sometimes extends to my feet and is tingly?

Hi. I have had severe pain and swelling in my hands for a couple of weeks. It gets worse at night and sometimes extends to my feet and is tingly?

Different causes: Your symptoms could be due to any number of things that cause irritation to the affected nerves. This could range from structural issues to simple electrolytes. The most effective way to address this would be to make a list of any other changes that you have noticed around the same time period. This will allow your physician to run tests and see any patterns that are indicative of a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in hands and feet?

What causes swelling in hands and feet?

Depends where swell: It depends if the swelling is in the joints, or the entire hand and foot is this the same in each. Most commonly the swelling in the feet is edema. There is unilateral swelling in reflex dystrophy and s3pe. If the individual joints are swollen this can suggest polyarthritis like rheuamtoid arthritis. There are a variety of other causes depnding where the swelling is and its intensity. ...Read more

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What does swelling in the right foot and hand mean?

What does swelling in the right foot and hand mean?

Not enough info: It is impossible to answer without being able to examine the area. If there pain involved? Is the swelling generalized or limited to the joints? See a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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