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February 21st, 2010
My feet and hand get hot and itchy
I have similar things happening to me but I din't get swollen I just get the palms of my hands and the bottom of my feet very itchy and very hot some times it helps if I go in the shower and wet the bottom of my feet with cold water. It's so bad for me that I be turning off the heaters at home becuase when it's hot the symptom's will start and I suffer alot when it starts. My poor son and husbands are the one that had to freeze because I can't allowed the house to get hot cause the heat makes it worst for me.
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replied March 12th, 2010
red itchy swollen hands/feet
I am 21 years old and have been suffering the same problems for about a year and a half now. My hands always seem to turn beat red on a day to day basis, along with being itchy, dry and hot to the touch. My feet are the worst. They get beat red as well and feel like they are in an oven. It comes randomly, to the point where if I am wearing shoes that expose the top of my feet, I receive at least 2 comments from friends or customers at my work that my feet are extremely red because it is that noticeable. My collarbone gets red and itchy as well and my face has these extreme episodes where it will turn red and hot and linger for a few hours for no apparent reason, other then stress I suppose, as some other people said may be the issue.
I've been to the doctor but the Dr. was only interested in how my toes turn white often and feel numb following with my feet turning to a purple hue. I was diagnosed with raynauds phenomenon, but that is only for the white toes I believe. I was tested for lupus and it came up negative, and was deficient in vitamin D.
Now I am noticing more and more after walking short distances, my toes feel numb and the balls of my feet have a numb/painful feeling with every step. It is hard to explain but is starting to get unbearable.
The swollen, red and itchy hands and feet are driving me crazy. I really want to find solutions for this.
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replied August 2nd, 2012
Women and men, don't famish yourselves
You might not be eating enough macronutrients and salts so your body is retaining water that is staying at your feet since your blood is so thin which is why when you pinch your toes they easily go pale, and they are hot because your body has put more energy to heating the water than it would if your blood had more of other things (water has a high specific heat so it holds more energy per degree) which messes with your tissue (like the balls of your feet) that is trying to keep from lysing due to being in a hypotonic solution. I bet you feel better after eating, right? If not then, hmmm, strange. Try wheat grass as wheat grass helps with a lot of skin reactions.
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replied August 2nd, 2012
Women and men, don't famish yourselves
You might not be eating enough macronutrients and salts so your body is retaining water that is staying at your feet since your blood is so thin which is why when you pinch your toes they easily go pale, and they are hot because your body has put more energy to heating the water than it would if your blood had more of other things (water has a high specific heat so it holds more energy per degree) which messes with your tissue (like the balls of your feet) that is trying to keep from lysing due to being in a hypotonic solution. Your retaining water so that you don't lose the bit of important nutrients still in your system. I bet you feel better after eating, right? If not then, hmmm, strange. Try wheat grass as wheat grass helps with a lot of skin reactions. Keep hydrated with a mix of salt+juice+water. I am not a doctor but have had similar experiences and know a thing or two about cells.
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replied August 2nd, 2012
Women and men, don't famish yourselves
You might not be eating enough macronutrients and salts so your body is retaining water that is staying at your feet since your blood is so thin which is why when you pinch your toes they easily go pale, and they are hot because your body has put more energy to heating the water than it would if your blood had more of other things (water has a high specific heat so it holds more energy per degree) which messes with your tissue (like the balls of your feet) that is trying to keep from lysing due to being in a hypotonic solution. Your retaining water so that you don't lose the bit of important nutrients still in your system. I bet you feel better after eating, right? If not then, hmmm, strange. Try wheat grass as wheat grass helps with a lot of skin reactions. Keep hydrated with a mix of salt+juice+water. I am not a doctor but have had similar experiences and know a thing or two about cells.
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replied August 2nd, 2012
Women and men, don't famish yourselves
You might not be eating enough macronutrients and salts so your body is retaining water that is staying at your feet since your blood is so thin which is why when you pinch your toes they easily go pale, and they are hot because your body has put more energy to heating the water than it would if your blood had more of other things (water has a high specific heat so it holds more energy per degree) which messes with your tissue (like the balls of your feet) that is trying to keep from lysing due to being in a hypotonic solution. Your retaining water so that you don't lose the bit of important nutrients still in your system. I bet you feel better after eating, right? If not then, hmmm, strange. Try wheat grass as wheat grass helps with a lot of skin reactions. Keep hydrated with a mix of salt+juice+water. I am not a doctor but have had similar experiences and know a thing or two about cells.
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replied March 16th, 2010
ENOUGH!!!!! OK all you people freaked me out with your doctors trying to stamp you with an illness!! I have been a personal trainer for 6 years, I just noticed these same symptoms(itchy rash, swollen itchy hands and feet) i waited a couple days, it was getting worse. i went to the emergency room. the nurse practitioner said you have a food allergy!!!! Zyrtec is over the counter, completely stops the itching and redness. prednisone will get rid of the swelling. I know a lot of you say "well i dont know what it could be?" the truth is it could be a number of things. you have to change your diet around. eat lots of fruits and vegetables (different from your usual variety) drink filtered water only and add electrolytes or go to your local health food store and pick up some clay, stir it in your water to help get rid of whatever is still in your system. search google for foods with high ph levels. eat them! stay away from highly acidic foods( the ones we love!) just try and eat them in moderation cause i know they are just too convenient at most times. I hope my information is helpful,there are a lot of crooked and/or misinformed medical professionals in america today. my mother has multiple sclerosis and believe it or not there really is a cure. if we lived in italy she would be in complete reversal of her sympoms already at no cost. the only way to get the surgery here is to pay a doctor 80 thousand dollars at stanford university! makes me sick! feel free to contact me about any information on the treatment, i am going to be starting a fundraiser for her, i want to try and get as much attention as possible so any ideas would be great too!
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replied April 6th, 2010
Trying to solve on my own.
I am 26 and am experiencing the same itchy palms. I don''t have health insurance. I am looking into doing some homeopathy on my own. Does any one have any suggestions. I have been under a great deal of Stress lately and have found when I do relaxation techniques the itchiness will disappear. I am also experiencing extreme forgetfulness. It is actually kind of scary. It is with my short term memory.
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replied April 6th, 2010
Trying to solve on my own.
I am 26 and am experiencing the same itchy palms. I don''t have health insurance. I am looking into doing some homeopathy on my own. Does any one have any suggestions. I have been under a great deal of Stress lately and have found when I do relaxation techniques the itchiness will disappear. I am also experiencing extreme forgetfulness. It is actually kind of scary. It is with my short term memory.
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replied April 11th, 2010
Nerve damage - radiation
I had a brain scan radiation overdose. Did anyone have radiation? I have peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) from the radiation. Go to a neurologist. Check out you radiation dose.
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replied April 24th, 2010
Angioedema, allergies and itching
After reading all three pages, I am both comforted and concerned for everyone.

About two years ago, I experienced a horrible allergic event diagnosed as angioedema; face swelled like I''d been in a 12-round boxing match. Took benedryl which immediately helped; self-diagnosed after research; saw our MD who confirmed angioedema. I had taken aleve for the first time after yard work aches, and MD said no more NSAIDs and no more daily low-mg aspirin; only tylenol for aches, etc.

At the same time, hands and feet began this incredible itching and redness, esp both feet, symetrically. This happens usually first thing in the a.m., when I am sitting at the computer. It not an ''exterior'' itching, it seems ''interior.''

Went to allergist, took the skin pricks, and had consult that determined "allergic to nothing in particular" BUT there is a "cascading effect" from many potential allergens AND stresses at one time! I will note that we occasionally have red wine, and, of course sulfites are allergens, as are many foods like strawberries, tree nuts, eggs, chocolate. And, alcohol itself can cause allergic reactions.

So...since I am 71, it is suggested that PEDIATRIC antihistimines are safer than the reg. adult doses, for those over 65. So I switch btw pediatric benedryl, zyrtec and claritan. The claritan works well, but like most people I hate taking meds on a daily basis, but will do b/c the angioedema is scary; the last episode the tongue, throat and mouth swelled and now I have an epi-pen just in case. Good luck everyone, and maybe check with an allergist or look up allergy triggers online.
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replied April 28th, 2010
It could be something we stopped taking or eating
Hi everyone....I''m 24 and I just experience the same symptoms 4 days ago. Itchy, swelling, red hands and feet; constant itch on the extremities and the buttocks....

The hands and feet itch usually happens before sleeping and in the middle of sleep. Cold water helps and then it gradually disappears and without any warning, it comes back again.

The only thing I did before this started is going cold turkey on cigarettes... I have a colleague who experience the same issue. She was on fertility meds for about 6 months then stopped... A week later, she experienced the same issue.

Now, here''s on theory.. It could be something our body is used to having and when we stopped it, this is the reaction we get. I know some of you traveled or other changed locations. Others may have stop eating or taking something You might want trace that subtance and find a way to overcome the effects by gradually reducing the intake so the body will not experience drastic changes.
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replied May 2nd, 2010
Extremely painful itching and burning on the palms and feet
I am having some of the same symptoms. For the last few months out of nowhere the soles of my feet get these purple sposts under the skin and start to unbearably itch. It is happening on my palms and fingers too. My hands get extremely hot and then the purple splotches are seen under the skin and then the itching begins. Sometimes they swell so so bad and itch so bad that I can''t walk or move my hands. I scratch so hard that I draw blood or leave bruises... I''ve tried soaking in epsom saltwater, used claritin, benadryl, predinose, cortizone creame, I''ve been to a dermatologist too and he doesn''t know what''s causing it. I had this happen a year ago and it just went away but for the last few months it''s been back with a vengance and it''s getting worse. It''s affecting everthing I do... I can''t sleep because the itching is unbearable... the dermatologist said try a allergy dr but I really don''t think it''s allergies. I can be fine all day and then out of nowhere I''m on the floor ripping my socks and shoes off to scratch my purple, swollen, itchy feet... or I''m in the middle of making dinner and my hands get really hot and the purple spots show up and start itching like crazy... I give up...
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replied January 12th, 2013
do you have any update on this, you have described my problem exactly down to the purplish bruised itchy spots
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replied May 4th, 2010
Weird Symptoms
Thought I''d give it a shot and see what responses I get.

The last couple nights I''ve had minor itching on the heels of my feet and palms of my hands... but then my palms are usually pink/red so I didn''t think it was weird. (Though I scrubbed extra extra hard in the shower.)

Today, in the morning at work, I noticed (well, my co-workers noticed) that both my lower arms as well as both partial upper arms were bright red... people thought I got sunburned, but I am hardly ever in short sleeves outside... plus, it was itching like crazy and I was literally burning to the touch. Though it doesn''t hurt at all... Now, in the evening, I get little itchy sensations all over my body... and I JUST showered again...

Some people thought maybe allergies... a friend asked if it was spider bite? I don''t think so. But I did notice that this year, my allergies were extremely bad..so, I''m going to try the benedryl approach now and see if it helps.

At least I know now I''m not crazy. =)

Thanks for all the postings!


-Diana
25/f/San Francisco, CA
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replied May 6th, 2010
itchy, swollen, puffy, hands and feet w/ hives on back
well hear is my story - we''ve all got the same thing and it sucks - its been happening to me for about 6 months - i when to Costa Rica for 35 days with no problem - all natural diet and WOW all symptoms gone - so its here in he USA I''m getting this - this got to be what we are getting here in the USA. Why now? i to have changed my eating habits and feel this is one of the reasons why this is happening to me - changing life styles is not what the USA wants - if you keep doing the same thing - the same things will keep happening!
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replied May 10th, 2010
I have been experiencing the same issues as mentioned, with the swollen hands and feet, along with itchy areas all over my body. A week ago, I had a mysterious rash, but no fever anything else. A month ago my 6 yer old daughter had 5th disease. Do not think this is the culprit however. I have a thyroid problem, along with bulged disc, as well as osteo arthritis. My hands and feet are painful at this point, and though I am exreemely tired all of the time now, sleep is not the funnest thing to do. I do have a meeting with a neuroligist soon, and hope to find answers there. If anyhting new comes up that may help any of you, I will be glad to share it. take care and hope everyone of you feels better soon!
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replied May 17th, 2010
Rash,pain
I am a 26 year Old male, Last week suddenly i started to see my feet swelling and itching. Then started pain but i ignored by wearing my sport shoes for work. Then swelling disappeared after 3 days.
but after two days the same symptoms appeared on my Palms both symetric, the itching and swelling of my feet returned, i started have itching at my elbows,knees and waist.Slight fever also came.
I consulted a dermatologist and he refered me to a rheumatologist. The rheumatologist suggested 5 blood test plus xrays of my neck,and elbows.
I havent gone through the tests since the hospital time was over by then.
Can any body help.
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replied June 7th, 2010
PAIN IN FEET HANDS LEGS WITH SWOLLENESS

Omg my heart really goes out to all in pain my girlfriend has just suffering now with the swellon feet and hands and angles the swalloness hurts so bad and feels like her feet and hands fall asleep with itchyness she is in extreme pain cant walk or hold anything i have been praying for her nobody knoes what it is she cant take pain medicine she is allergic can anybody recommend something for her please help she is a good women and does not deserve this !!!!
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replied June 20th, 2010
I am currently having the hand and foot swelling everyone is talking about, in addition to intense itching, burning and sometimes numbness in my limbs. I started doing a detox/body cleanse about 1 1/2 months ago and I immediately began to have all the symptoms that go with detoxing: first cold/flu sx(symptoms), then skin eruptions, then itching, more skin issues, intense fatigue and then sometimes restlessness. The doctor that is helping me go through these diet/lifestyle changes is a Naturopathic Doctor, and I highly recommend her site for information on healing - ultimatehealing.com. Ironically, I am a pharmacist and have only just now at 38 y.o. fully appreciated the impact drugs and diet can have on your health and wellbeing. My opinion and my hope, is that most of us are experiencing what stress and toxins can do when they overwhelm the body. My situation is that because of years of poor diet, taking massive amounts of prescriptions drugs to put a "bandaid" on things like depression, headaches, pain, etc, and probably some genetic predisposition too, my body is extremely toxic. I am going through a different "healing crisis" every day/week. Google healing chrisis.

We all have multiple things in common that I think are inducing this intense immune response (swelling, histamine release, inflammatory cascade). My immune response is self induced because I am getting toxins out of my body and they are dumping into my bloodstream and triggering an immune response that I can sometimes handle and sometimes I get symptomatic and the toxins clog up healthy blood flow...and when I talk about toxins, I'm not just talking about chemical by products, I'm talking about yeast, dead bacteria and parasites, and even bacteria/parasite poo! The good thing is that this is not forever, according to my doctor if I keep up with the healthy eating, taking my herbs, drinking lots of water, getting my body chemistry back to a healthy pH (highly processed foods and poor diet contributes to an acidic body chemistry which makes us sick, only the stomach is supposed to be acidic)....I will come out on the other side of this detox off of most of my prescription meds and feeling stronger and finally healthy. Detoxification may take weeks or months in some people; and in some cases, years to clear everything without suffering from intense symptoms. Our bodies are amazing and when properly nourished, we can usually fight off disease very efficiently. Food is really like medicine and when we eat processed foods that have been modified on the molecular level (microwaves, hydrogenation, etc. ) our bodies do not recognize the food as nourishment, but rather as a foreign substance that in some cases causes inflammatory processes to occur, and I am not just talking about in our hands and feet, but in our blood vessels, connective tissues (heart), and our nervous system.

If you are young and reading this consider your mother's health? were you breastfed? were you born by c-section? many of these factors can contribute to a depressed immune system and poor gut flora, which sets you up for problems if you don't address it now. If you are older and reading this, please don't think you are already so sick you cannot dramatically change your health through diet and even a little exercise.

Gaining health may entail difficult transformations for some of you; for me it has involved feeling "worse" in order to feel better in the long run. It has been hard to stop taking my pain meds, hard to stop taking my stimulants, hard to go through this pain that we all share in our hands/feet/skin...but I can tell you I have really good days now where I feel like I am a kid again, the brain fog is clear and I am energetic...then I cleanse a deeper level and experience another symptom. It stinks!! I just want to make you all aware that sometimes feeling sicker is your body working to clean things up and eventually if we want to be whole again we can be.

I am so sorry you are all going through the pain; but maybe it is a blessing in disguise for some of us to change our lives on the deepest level, to detox our bodies and our minds. Although I feel like crap right now, I am closer to being well than I have been in a long time. I am praying for us all, and I'll check back to see if anyone else thinks that holistic therapy can help these symptoms.
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replied June 23rd, 2010
Relief
Same thing here... I keep it under control with Zyrtec, still have bottom of feet swelling, but at least it doesn't itch. Probably an allergy to something I'll never figure out. I also have Trigeminal Neuralgia (face pain) but doesn't seem to be related. Take the Zyrtec and no more itchies!
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replied July 3rd, 2010
hi, im a 12 year old girl and im haveing the same thing and i realy dont know what this is and i cry alot because it gets so bad this is what i have it started out as really bad itching on my hands arms elbos nees and feet then the next day my hands and feet were swollen this is the same day just really late at night but now i have ALOT and i meen alot of itchy pink bumps i dont know what it is and im hopeing some one can help me find out if u no what this is plese tell me thankz!
~Dianne L.~
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replied July 8th, 2010
red itchy swollen hands
I'm 18 years old and trying to read up because the itching burning and swelling first strated in my feet about four days ago, however now my hands are the main problem. The joints in my fingers are incredibly sore and i have a red splotchy rash on my hand that itches, but burns to itch. At first i thought it may be a food allergy (which would be a first for me). But now as this continues everyday- seeming to have worsened out breaks every couple of hours. Also when i use ice to bring down the swelling it burns. Does this sound like its leaning more toward a food allergy or juvenille arthritis? Do you have any of the same symptoms as i do?
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replied July 16th, 2010
Rash on foot
I have over 25 food allergies and other "environmental" allergies - tested, not assumed.

I have noticed that when I eat certain foods my lower calves and ankles itch like crazy. If I take a Benadryl (my only choice is the dissolvable strips which I can only find now on the internet) it helps. I stopped eating those foods. There are about 30 different types of reactions that are possible with allergies -- I didn't know that. I think a lot of people ignore allergies because they only think of about 3 reactions that may be possible.

I do have one swollen foot with raised blood red bumps right now that I don't usually have and I have had it for about 4 days now. At this point, I guess I better see a doctor. This isn't a normal rash.

I do have a lot of disorders - including neurological - and I am clueless as to why this has happened to one foot. The rash looks more like a vasculitis rash than hives.
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replied July 17th, 2010
My itch and swelling happens only in both my hands and wrists. I was diagnosed with RA in February, but am not convinced that is the real cause. As a matter of fact I think RA is just a symptom of the underlying disorder.

I first had this episode when I was pregnant with my first child over 35 years ago. The OB/GYN told me that it was a bad symprom and if it happned again I should report it. It didn't happen again, until about 8 months ago.

If I had RA all this time, why don't I have ANY joint degeneration? I opt my self-diagnosis to either hereditary or acquired angioedema. I am going to see an allergist/immunologist and see what it is and if there is any treatmnet other than methatraxate my rheumotolgist wants to push on me. I refused and opted for a 5mg prednisone daily. The itch and swelling is still coming and going but I am determined to find a real and acceptable diagnosis and hopefully a cure.

Hang in there everyone. I will not give up for ALL of us, until we find out what this is!
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