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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 10, 2011
  • 05:37 AM

I'm wondering if anyone has had this problem, my brother has extremely swollen feet and it goes up just a bit past his ankles. He has a rash forming around his ankles where he wears his socks and where he thinks his pants might be rubbing, its like if he touches or itches anywhere on his ankles or leg a rash forms. Also, his feet are somewhat like playdough, he pokes at it and it kinda like molds around his finger, and he also is having a hard time walking, I think it hurts for him to walk.. we went to a doctor today but they have no idea and told us someone else was having the same problem and they have been working with her for a month and still havent figured out whats wrong.. Does anyone have any ideas???

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  • I am not a doctor, but have a bit of medical knowledge and this sounds like fluid retention in the tissues of the feet (perhaps due to an immune response to the rash?). What I can tell you for certain is that the "playdough" effect you mention is called pitting "edema" and is rated by nurses on a +1 to +4(max) scale. I'm fairly sure it is more common in people who exercise less and that elevation helps it. Maybe knowing the term will help somehow, though this is a common symptom.Does the rash only appear when he scratches? Or wears a certain pair of pants? Is it anywhere else on his body? How long have these symptoms been occurring? Are there any others that do not specifically relate to the feet? All of these questions could help refine your search.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2011
    • 07:39 AM
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  • I'm wondering if anyone has had this problem, my brother has extremely swollen feet and it goes up just a bit past his ankles. He has a rash forming around his ankles where he wears his socks and where he thinks his pants might be rubbing, its like if he touches or itches anywhere on his ankles or leg a rash forms. Also, his feet are somewhat like playdough, he pokes at it and it kinda like molds around his finger, and he also is having a hard time walking, I think it hurts for him to walk.. we went to a doctor today but they have no idea and told us someone else was having the same problem and they have been working with her for a month and still havent figured out whats wrong.. Does anyone have any ideas???Here is a picture, http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q97/N0FreakinWay/180941_1820960841898_1176483047_2145089_340485_n.jpghttp://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q97/N0FreakinWay/180941_1820960841898_1176483047_2145089_340485_n.jpgHas he been tested for Reactive Arthritis?
    thefarrellfam 46 Replies
    • February 26, 2011
    • 06:22 AM
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