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  • Posted By: JudyEB
  • August 1, 2009
  • 05:08 PM

My Husband has developed problems with his hands. We were thinking it was an allergic reaction but now don't know. We are in Canada and he travels to the USA weekly.

His skin on his hands feet elbows and knees have turned rubbery and tight, almost seem swollen. there is no soreness, just some occasional burning. Then they start to peel. This is 3 weeks of this, and we are into the second major peel.

On Monday he went into hospital with the shakes, by the time we got there he had developed a fever that lasted about 10 hours, then was gone. He was admitted and spent a week there. He had developed a rash that looks like cellulitis on his leg. The rash is hot but not sore to touch. His ankle is sore, but only when he puts his weight on it. He has had every possible test in the book. Echo of the heart to see if there is infection in the valves, none, thyroid is ok, bowels are ok, no blood clots in the leg. All tests came back normal. He is on antibiotics, and steroids, along with metforman and blood pressure meds. His blood sugar is 5.6, which is good.

The doctor is at a loss, and has put it down to an autoimmune disease. Any suggestions?

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