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Docs are stumped. Please help.

She is 55. Light smoker and medium drinker. Not a big exerciser. Has bowel issues for as long as she can remember. And reflux. Only medication she was on when symptoms started was omeprazole, which is like Prilosec.

Started out with a small rash on her cheekbones. It looked puffy and it was a little itchy. No antihistamines worked.

Rash never went away and slowly spread around her upper body. Her eyes are now puffy. Her chest, arms, hands, neck are affected, and now it's moving onto her upper legs. Inside her mouth burns when she drinks certain things and her lips are swollen. Itches like crazy now. Warmth makes it worse. Cold doesn't really help.

She ended up having to go to the ER a few weeks later. The rash got so bad. Her right breast felt swollen, but didn't hurt. No lump. However, her right armpit is extremely tender to the touch and does have a large lump.

Blood work came back showing no signs of an infection. In fact, he said her blood count and all that looks great. She still needs to get the details though.

Doctors say she has fluid on her lymph nodes and she is going to get a biopsy next week. In the meantime, we cannot figure out what this could be.

Here are some images:
Arm: 0-9/14591715_10207435100144879_78462083488 0236236_n.jpg?oh=eb657e840827a76afeb4fe9b9 08d596a&oe=5861284A

Other arm: 0-9/14595794_10207435098664842_52986756523 05752661_n.jpg?oh=9521f1a615d08deba62e9832 a4165828&oe=586F36CD

Breast: 0-9/14470451_10207435099704868_32087990431 12350669_n.jpg?oh=649a8fe5093211d54d16d342 1627aa69&oe=585F3CEB

Face: 0-9/14642375_10207435097904823_60922740270 60134023_n.jpg?oh=80173e4c03a7d7db9f04652a cb4ca4b4&oe=589D1A0F

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thank you so much.
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replied November 11th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
I would suggest her ANA profile and Immunoglobulin level to sort out the root cause.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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