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Swollen Painful Joints Allergies
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
No: Immunotherapy (allergy injections) is the process of gradually exposing an individual to the airborne allergens that affect them to reduce sensitivity. Most shot reactions occur at the injection site & involve redness, swelling, & itching. Possible body-wide reactions include wheezing, hives, dizziness, and abdominal pain. Painful joints would be uncommon after an allergy shot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: If you have swollen painful joints you should be evaluated by a rheumatologist. There are many different causes including infectious forms of arthritis, for example lyme disease or parvo. There are also many forms of inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid and psoriatic. Its important to not delay in getting the correct diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please repost: Please repost and explain what a "cortisol rush" is. I am not familiar with the term. As far as I know, cortisol never "rushes." ...Read more
What to do if I have hives, swollen/painful joints, chest pain, fatigue, unexplained severe bruising?
See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more
Foggy memory painful joints and muscles.. Swollon feet and hands. Painful knee pain in both knees and feels tender?
Vibrating feeling in legs. New onset of painful joints. Hips knees and elbows. Knee will swell at times. No injury. 33 year old active female. Help!
Can food allergies cause your joints to crack and get swollen, i notice i retain fluids more if im eating stuff more, I do take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin?
Took Amitriptyline 5 days. Toe joint is swollen. Skin twitches few secs on leg/feet/buttock. 1 time chest pain for 2 secs. Is it side effects/allergy?
Possible: It is certainly possible and thus stopping the drug for 1-2 weeks would be the prudent approach especially when the drug is not a life-sustaining one. If the problem does not go away or improve significantly after 2 wks, will have to look for other reasons. ...Read more
See below: That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more
See below: The best ways to ease the painful joints in my opinion are to try to get them moving again. For someone with a lot of pain and restricted motion, this might involve working first in a heated pool with a physical therapist. Local heat can also ease pain, use of various arthritis medications can also help as long as there are no medical reasons not to use them. Your doctor would help with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glucosamine chondroi: Some have offered glucosamine and chondroitin as possible therapies. Studies at the nih did not confirm this efficacy. Nonetheless I have patients who feel this helps. Some suggest that one should take glucosamine in the morning and chondroitin separately in the evening. There are a variety of brands over-the-counter, or over the internet. The problem is to confirm what is really inside the capsul. ...Read more
Are there safe exercises (other then water exercises) people with lupus can do without further hurting our already painful joints?
See a doctor: I would suggest that you see your doctor who can take your history of this problem and perform a physical examination. This needs to be done before any type of treatment is done. ...Read more
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