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  • Posted By: Englishnick
  • April 16, 2007
  • 02:42 AM


Im in a bit of a state worrying myself here so any help would be kindly appreciated.

Over the last 3 days i have got tiny red flat spots on certain parts of my body, Mainly my feet and my stomach and hands, tonight aswell my hands have swollen and the ones on my feet itch, i also every now and then get this weird prickly feeling like goosebumps but with prickles.
I thought it may be an allergy to heat but i have never suffered any allergies at all in my life and im 27 now.
The sun has recently come out the past week so i thought that, then i thought it might be new washing powder but we frequently change it and why would they be on my hands?
My hands are now swollen to the extend that my wedding band is very tight and it was always a loose fit.

Im really really worried about this and I cant see a Doctor for about 4 days as im not anywhere near my home and my work schedule is crazy with a big merger so i cant take time off to go.

So please help if you can.

Thanks so much,


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  • Prickly heat rash? Try some hydro cortdizone if you have it at home. My husband gets this between fingers. I think its stress related (hes self-employed)
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  • it sounds like an allergy. Even though you may never have had one before...you can develop them later in life. While it seems like heat or the sun may be the cause, the sun coming out can have various effects on plants including release of pollens or other allergens. Try to get into the doc but thats what it sounds like to me.
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  • nick,a rash consisting of red flat spots that suddenly appear on the handsand feet are a classic sign of secondary syphilis. Best thing wouldbe to go to Google images online and compare. The good newsis it's easily diagnosed and treated, just go to your local healthclinic. good luckm
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  • Thanks for the replies. I went to a Doctor yesterday and he wasn't sure what it is, he said it could be an allergy or maybe something esle, he took a throat swab and gave me some anti histamine. When i got up this morning my throat is so so sore. This is starting to bug me now
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