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Why are my feet swollen and itchy?

Why are my feet swollen and itchy?

See details: There are several possible causes. You should have a doctor evaluate the issue and then you will know. ...Read more

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I had my baby a week and my feet are still severely swollen and itchy. How long does it take for the swelling to go down?

I had my baby a week and my feet are still severely swollen and itchy. How long does it take for the swelling to go down?

Edema: Congratulations on your your new arrival! Lower extremity swelling should improve in a few weeks. Keeping the legs elevated as much as possible and staying well hydrated should help symptoms improve faster. Notify your OB for persistent swelling beyond this. ...Read more

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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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I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes. ?

I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes. ?

Mosquito bites: Would try some benedryl as may have an allergic reaction form all the bites. May als oneed antibiotics for cellultis ( infection) Also would follow up with doc and consider testing for West Nile and even Zika even though Zika has not yet been found that far north. f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also  my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Varicose vein/c doc: Although this may just be from varicose veins, since they are painful, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in the leg veins which may lead to life-threatening consequence if not treated . That swollen and itchy hands are likely from contact allergy (something you use on your hands) which may require a dermatology consultation. ...Read more

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My hands and feet have been very itchy and swollen its frustrating... Due to so much itching my hands tingle and burn also my feet after scratching ?

My hands and feet have been very itchy and swollen its frustrating... Due to so much itching my hands tingle and burn also my feet after scratching ?

Hard to know : Hard w/out exam. could be eczema, or given the pattern, a more "exotic" autoimmune disorder. Something trigger this? New? Recurrent? Joint pain? Fingernails changing? Hair loss? New meds/ foods/ pets/ soaps? Temp fix: hypoallergenic soap+water, spray w/ peroxide, mix & apply cortisone & neosporin ointment, cover w/ cotton gloves & socks. OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Get exam, labs, Rx for Betamethasone + Atarax ...Read more