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April 8th, 2011
Do some research on celiac disease, it can cause similar symtoms, and is highly under diagnosed. To relieve the symptoms of celiac you need to eliminate gluten from your diet.
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replied April 17th, 2011
I have itchy palms and feet, too!
Wow! Two years ago when I started suffering from these same symptoms described by many on this post, there was nothing to be found. I have not actively pursued finding the cause, it was just something I encountered from time to time. The itchy palms and feet were always a common denominator, usually followed by a transient swelling that would show up in different parts of my body. Sometime in either forearm, back and base of my skull. The swelling was usually followed by soreness in the affected areas - similar to a bruise or "charlie horse". Over the last week, though, it appears as if my body has gone into meltdown, and I had significant swelling in my face, first in the sinuses under my right eye, then to the lips and jaw the second day. It then moved to a large swollen area on my right forearm, the right side of my back between the shoulder blade and spine and several lumps in a perfect row going down the back of my left thigh. Yesterday, the swelling moved to my left forearm, and looked like someone grabbed my arm to tightly, and left red hive-looking things. Today, it's still on my left arm, in a large area. The deep (maddening) itching in my palms and feet wake me up repeatedly throughout the night (particularly at night it seems), and often burns afterwards when I try to scratch it. When I do, the swelling worsens and it is hard to walk the next day because they are so tender.

I have started to look at my diet, since the nature of the reaction seems to be allergic in nature. I am not sure, but I think I have narrowed it down to corn products, particularly if it is processed. I don't seem to notice the reaction when it's whole corn (I assume since it passes through the digestive system generally unscathed...) I am going to get allergy tested soon to see if this may be the cause (I hope!!). I recently moved back to Texas, although these symptoms started 2 years ago when I lived in Utah, and have also experienced them in Arizona.

This most recent incident, I did try taking antihistamine products (double the suggested dosage), but they didn't seem to touch it. This is one week later, and I am still experiencing the symptoms (although this was by far the worst reaction yet). I am going to start with a good look at my diet to see if this could be an underlying cause. I have heard it said that we can develop food sensitivities, which are similar to allergies, and much more common. With corn (and wheat) being the cornerstones of processed foods, it is worth a shot...
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replied October 30th, 2011
You mentioned taking antihistamine products. Many people have withdrwal symptoms when they stop taking Zyrtec. I took it for three years and had extremely itchy hands and feet for weeks after I stopped. Do a search and check this out at other sites.
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replied April 24th, 2011
help needed :(
Hmmm i have been having same problem,which comes and goes,pain and tenderness combined with itchiness in hands and feet joints, pain also in other joints,i am a 32 yr old female,i have underactive thyroid,PCOS and anemia,also i started to get pins and needles a few years ago specially at night,and now i have to take Lyrica at night otherwise i suffer all night long,can anybody help me please?
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replied April 30th, 2011
i am glad I found this site. I have the same symptoms described by many. Swollen palms and feet. Starts with small red spots and starts shifting from one finger to another , symmetrical in nature. By this i mean on both hands and legs. But for no medication has helped fully. Flares up more starting April till around October
During winter the flare up is milder . As I am typing, my right hand wrist is swollen and painful. On my left hand, small & index fingers are sore and swollen. On my left and right feet , the inner edges are sore with red spots.
Had these symptoms for past 6 or 7 years and it's gotten worse. Have done allergy tests, x rays, biopsies, blood tests etc . One dr suggested could be small vessels vascuities. I am not sure what it is.. Hope we can find out ....
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replied April 30th, 2011
Allergies and Gout


My mother has had these same symptoms for three days so far today being the third day. I took her to hospital and she was sent home with steroids. Her allergy s had been bothering her 3 days ago and she took Benadryl the next morning she woke up with these symptoms. Not sure if she is allergic to it and this is why this happen. This is the first time it has happened to her and also the first time she took Benadryl. After we looked online for a few we came to this link. Not sure if this is it but sure will bring it up to her Dr and see what he says. Thanks. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Gout/ gout_ff.asp
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replied October 30th, 2011
Withdrawal from Antihistamines Can Cause Itchiness
You mentioned taking antihistamine products. Many people have withdrwal symptoms when they stop taking Zyrtec. I took it for three years and had extremely itchy hands and feet for weeks after I stopped. Do a search and check this out at other sites.
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replied May 2nd, 2011
Swollen hands feet. OW.
I'm here searching for the same thing. I've never had swollen hands and feet like this. A little bit of swelling sometimes in fingers..but nothing bad. Well, Saturday we went to the bar for a b-day party. I'm really not a drinker...but for whatever reason I had 4 drinks. After about three drinks, I looked at my feet and they were both red and blotchy. Pulled up my pants leg and rash. Freaked me out, I don't generally get rashes. My feet were horribly swollen. Came home...took claritin and Advil. Felt horrible on Sunday (partly hangover maybe)...but headache swollen joints in knees, ankles, wrists, fingers. Sunday night...more claritin, and advil. Woke up this morning (monday, hands swollen so that it's painful to move my fingers...knees hurt horribly. I still have the rash, but looking better. I have no idea either. I do happen to have a dr. appt. tomorrow...so will ask then...but generally when I go they tell me I'm depressed and need to take anti-depressants. I guess Fifths disease was running rampant at our school so maybe I picked that up from the kids..though rash on legs sounds unusual. Possibly allergic to my new shoes (seems a bit on the odd side too). I did buy some pine sol and was cleaning with that on Thursday...so maybe? Though I would think the claritin would have helped a ton and I wouldn't still feel so crappy.
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replied May 12th, 2011
itchy and swalen fingers bumps, caugh, heart burn and much more
i had a same exact prob and i findout that i was alergic to dogs i had a small puppie in my home and i had to sell it all simptoms disapear later ty
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replied May 15th, 2011
Could the burning hands and feet be a sign of diabetes?
I ate three pieces of wedding cake with the rich icing last night and this morning when I woke up, my intestines started to cramp. I began to have diarrhea and the palms of my hands and soles of my feet started to burn, turn red, swell, and itch so bad! I have hypothyroidism. I will ask my doctor about this, because it has happened before.
I believe it has to do with eating (sugar)!! I believe the yeast from the cake and icing builds up a yeast in the intestines and spreads to our nerve endings. Also, it could possibly be signs of blood sugar problems!
I do have food allergies. I will stop eating all sugar for a couple of weeks and see if my intestines will detox from all this bad stuff in them. Maybe I need to be checked for diabetes? But anyway I know "SUGAR" is causes me many problems: fatigue, intestinal problems, nausea, and sometimes depression. Hope this helps
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replied May 18th, 2011
how about an answer to this swelling and itching? I see I'm not the only one wiyh this going on.
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replied June 16th, 2011
I woke up the other day in the middle of the night and the palms of my hands started itcing and swelling leading the my fingers as well. Last night in the night it got worse. So swollen and red that I can't even get my wedding ring off. My feet are starting to swell and turn red as well. I just hope it goes away. Very uncomfortable. Julie Giger
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replied June 24th, 2011
years ago I flew to Seattle from NYC. Sat next to sick little girl on the long plane ride. One week later I started with headaches every night at around 4 pm for 3 nights, then 4th night, no headache but in the morning discovered that my entire trunk and limbs were covered in tiny red dots, no raised rash, just discoloration under the skin. It stopped at my wrists, ankles and neck so only my hands, feet and neck and head were spared. Lasted for two days, as that subsided I awoke with red dotted swollen painful palms, next day, palms clear but could not walk on feet which were swollen, dotted red and painful from the swelling. Crazy... Next day or so I awoke to my right arm from the shoulder down completely numb! That is when I saw a doctor. He explained after looking at blood results, that it looked like a response to a viral infection more common in children than a woman in her 30's. My arm eventually regained feeling over the next few weeks but the numbness remained in the tip of my index finger for many months. Viruses can do strange things to our nervous systems.
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replied July 4th, 2011
Blood Type issue maybe - developed itching after surgeries
Hi,
I know this is frustrating. I have the numbness and tingling, and arms are numb and hands itch the most when I wake up. Sometimes the feet. This all seems to have been triggered by a series of oral surgeries, in which I had to be knocked out because I'm allergic to nova and lanacaine. It feels circulatory, so I have gone the alternative route, since chemicals never work well with my body, and it landed me at the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type book of lists, which has been a Godsend! It has helped me isolate many things, like as an O Blood Type, I can't eat cucumbers, which of course trying to be healthy, I was eating more of. I notice now that I have cut out wheat and some of the other things that are toxic for my blood type, I feel a big difference. I think it is an overload thing. We must have been borderline due to diet, stress, life, and then one more thing, in my case the 7 surgeries with anesthesia each time, just pushed me over the edge on toxicity. Changing to this diet has sort of localized the problems more, so I can tell when and where things are happening better, for lack of a better way to explain it. Whereas eating all the wrong blood type foods, made me feel one way, eating only the right ones, lets me know quickly when a wrong one is eaten or hidden in something. Like cucumbers. Now if I eat one (been testing) immediately my hands go numb and the tingling in my arms is excruciating like something sort of fire like, but not really hot, and my hands itch like crazy.

So my suggestion is get the book and try eliminating things according to the ones that he says act like poison in your system, for your blood type and see what happens. You can by the Book of Lists at B&N or Borders, or here online, along with the blood type testing kit

Good luck!
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replied December 8th, 2011
Wow, I never thought of these things. I have had 3 major surgeries and I am also Type O. hmmmm.
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replied July 11th, 2011
I am a 64 year old male currently experiencing painful swollen, itchy soles of the feet. It started about 6 months ago as a small itchy blister on the heel of my left foot. I've two other episodes recently. The swelling starts on one spot, then recedes in that spot and travels around the rest of the foot. It then travels to the other foot and repeats the spreading. Other episodes lately include blood blisters on the tongue (2 times), and a swollen lip. I think these may be related as I've never had anything like this before. my doctor felt it was an allergy, and I plan to continue to dig into this.
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replied July 12th, 2011
heat & humidity relation?
same thing for me. red itchy palms, small red itchy circles on bottom and sides of feet. happens on and off all summer long and is usually worse when temps and humidity is high. its gotten so bad and fustrating that i literally soaked my feet in rubbing alcohol thinking it was some kind of super fungus. I know its not because those are contagious and you'd think my husband or kids would get it at least once in the 15 yrs ive suffered. ugh. oh, mine doesn't swell hardly at all tho and the hands never get red circles like my feet. cortozone creams do help and incidentally, so did the rubbing alcohol lol!!! however, i have toughed it out without any meds and it still went away on its own in 3-4 days but comes back everytime it gets really hot. it really is very frustrating. right now i used and athletes foot spray and its seems to be the best relief, its the cold powder kind and feels awesome!!! however, i have had athlete's foot as a teen and i can tell you, this is definately not that. anyway, just wondering if anyone else has noticed a correlation with heat and humidity?
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replied July 13th, 2011
Palindromic Rheumatism...could be
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replied August 3rd, 2011
Same thing for me as well..My first experience with this was in October. It started with pain and swelling in my left foot, within hours later it was both feet. When I walked it felt like there were marbles underneath my feet. The second day it was both feet and hands. The third day it was other areas of the body. The fourth day it was my lips. The pain and itching was horrible. I went to the emergency room and after several blood tests there was still not an answer. The symptoms finally eased after about five days. Since then I have had a few other instances of this happening, just not as severe. As I type this now I am having a flare up similar to the first experience I had in October...

Has anyone been able to find out any answers to what this may be yet?
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replied October 17th, 2011
i am a 17 year old female and am very healthy. my symptoms started when i woke up one morning and my feet hurt to walk on. they were slightly swollen and i also had a rash on my left elbow and left wrist. as the day progressed the rash spread to the knuckes on my left hand and my left forearm. my palms also began to get red swollen and itchy. when i woke up the next morning both hands, feet, and my lips were swollen and the rash had moved to both knees but was still on my left wrist but was gone from my elbows. this is the first time i have experienced these symptoms and my mom insists it was just an alergic reaction, but i did not eat or touch anything i never have before. if anyone knows what this could be i would love to know, thank you Rose.
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replied December 8th, 2011
itchy rash on hands and feet swollen
Hi my symptoms started on tuesday around 1pm I was getting ready for work and noticed my feet were ichy, then I noticed a rash on them and my arms too. I took some benedryl and went to work by the end of my shift it looked to be going away. I came home and drank most of a bottle of chardonnay. I woke up at 8am the next morning itching like crazy on my feet then my hands and the rash was all over my arms and legs and feet on both sides of my body, I was also having flu like symptoms aches and pains in my joints and all over my body. Also my hands and feet legs and arms were swollen. I took more benedryl and slept most of the day and night. Today I woke up and the rash is gone my hands are still swollen and my arms a little I still can't put my wedding ring back on, I took it off the second day to put cream on. I also still feel very weak bad head ache and pain throughout my body. I don't know if this is from the Acai berry supplement I started taking about 2weeks ago or from something I ate,I don't remember eating anything abnormal though, also last week my husband was complaining of a headache and red hot face, and a few days later he had bad joint pain in his knees and wrists, he said he remembers a small rash on his arm and red hands. I think I have had either an allergic reaction to the acai berry or we maybe caught a case of fifths disease although it's very uncommon in adults that doesn't mean some adults still can't get it. We do have school age children but they seen to be fine. This whole experience has been weird. I feel like I have the flu and my whole body just aches. I haven't been to the doc in fear that they will not have any answers for me.
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replied December 8th, 2011
My boy friend and I have been dealing with this for years. Mine is worse than his, his is only on his feet, mine is on my hands and feet. Yes, both of us have it...but, no one else has got it...so what ever it is we got it together. We were using a hot tub at the apt complex, so we believe that is where it started. At first we thought it was athletes foot. But then we started getting the blisters, then I started getting them on my hands. I had extremely itchy hands for months before the first blisters appeared. But once they started they have not stopped. I do notice when I drink alcohol, eat pasta, bread, candy, salt, anything with sugar, I get intense flare ups on both my hands and feet. So, I just ate a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup (homemade), and my body temp went up from the warm broth, then immediately my hands and feet swelled up and began itching. My hands and feet swell up bad, they itch so bad I want to rub them in the gravel in the street (which I have done often). I have had secondary blood infections from breaking them open. I wake up in the middle of the night with intense itching (about 3-4am) It is from the heat under the blankets. Running hot water on it makes it feel better temporarily, but makes it worse. Cool water relieves it. When I wake in the morning I can barley walk because of the burning tingling pain and swelling in my feet and calves. I also have joint pain in my whole body. I do believe this is from some sort of fungus or yeast. I also get itchy blisters on my head. I have seen too many doctors for as little help I have received. This whole experience has caused anxiety and depression. I have tried everything. Cortisone cream, fungal cream, tea tree oil, dandruff shampoo (on my hands and feet), salt baths, rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, mashed up garlic (which burned my skin), peeing on them, Neem oil, Lotion, antibiotics, I quit drinking, cut back sugar intake, quit breads...I feel best when I don't eat anything and only drink water...I have tried everything I can think of, I am desperate. Why do the Dr. dismiss it as dyshidrotic exema and offer the same tired treatments that don't work? Is there a Dr. out there that wants to solve this troubling puzzle? My hands and feet are burning, which makes walking hard, which makes exercise hard, which makes my health worse...please, someone help!!!
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replied December 12th, 2011
Itching, lumps and swelling
Hi Im 21 years old and since last christmas eve i was getting white itchy lumps on each arm on the fattiest area, if i scratched they would join together and really inflame, ice didnt help the swelling just made it itchier. The doctor did blood tests for all common and some uncommon allergies and found nothing
Unfortunately they just said it could be stress and sent me home unsatisfied. Since then it's gotten worse, I wake up at night with itchy palms and arms and hands and scratching doesnt reliee it, the next day the areas are swollen to twice the size and when the swelling goes down its sore and tender.
HELP? I dont think my doctor will listen to me.
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replied January 19th, 2012
Hi, I am 16.I have recently had itchy palms and fingers. Also i sometimes notice my hands shaking, not even when i am doing something using my hands. when they shake i cant stop them and it lasts for a while then goes away. What does this mean? Please help!
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replied January 23rd, 2012
Itchy red feet and hands
Hi all, it's been over 2 years since I first posted my question. After two + years of blood tests, visits to many doctors and specialists and two MRI's, I have been given a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I also have a 'slightly' slipped/ herniated disc in my lower lumbar spine, which helps to contribute to the numbness and tingling. Still haven't figured out a specific cause for the swollen, itchy feet and hands. Doctors attribute it to fibromyalgia, which has a laundry list of symptoms. I'm on elavil, 50 mg nightly. Tried cymbalta, made me violently ill so I refused to take it. Won't do lyrica because of the side effects. IMHO, sometimes the cure is worse than the cause. Taking it day by day and symptom by symptom. I wish all of you better health and answers!
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replied January 23rd, 2012
Btw, I had to create a new user name because I couldn't remember my previous user name and login info! It's been two +years, and I do have lot's of 'fibro fog' forgetful moments lately ...but rest assured, it's the same me who started this whole thread!
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