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Is it common to have swollen painful joints with immunotheropy for allergies?

Is it common to have swollen painful joints with immunotheropy for allergies?

No!: Would be very rare ! i suspect you have joint inflammation by your description. Consult with a rheumatogist asap, ii see your pcp for an initial evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Are swollen, painful joints common after immunotheropy for allergies?

Are swollen, painful joints common after immunotheropy for allergies?

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 more

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What could cause swollen and painful joints?

What could cause swollen and painful joints?

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 more

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What would cause lightheadedness, cortisol rushes, and randomly swollen but not painful joints?

What would cause lightheadedness, cortisol rushes, and randomly swollen but not painful joints?

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

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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

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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!

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!

Joint swelling: Joint swelling and pain in a young female without trauma may indicate an inflammatory process, autoimmune disease, or maybe even a viral infection. If this persists and does not respond to simple anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen, see your doc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Painful joints?

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

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Are there ways to help ease the symptoms of painful joints?

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 more

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What pills or over-the-counter supplements help repair worn and painful joints?

What pills or over-the-counter supplements help repair worn and painful joints?

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

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Are there safe exercises (other then water exercises) people with lupus can do without further hurting our already painful joints?

Weight: Anything that is comfortable for you such as biking or swimming. You may want to get a personal trainer in the gym or go to physical therapy to know more about appropriate exercise for you. General rule: anything that does not hurt. ...Read more

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I am experiecing painful joints. What do I do?

I am experiecing painful joints. What do I do?

See your PCP: See your primary care doctor for evaluation. You need to know what is causing your joints to hurt so you can get the correct treatment. There are hundreds of reasons for joints to hurt with very different treatments depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am experiecing 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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Have really painful joints with the cold. Any concern?

Have really painful joints with the cold. Any concern?

Osteoarthritis: In the absence of any injury osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis are most common causes. In addition raynaud's phenomenon is a possibility if just the tips of the fingers are involved. ...Read more

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Are painful joints symptoms for a disease or condition?

Are painful joints symptoms for a disease or condition?

They could for both: A painful joints could be a sign of a disease or condition. Like having pain in the joints with flu, or psoriasis or you could have infection in the joint it self. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more