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Erythromelalgia (EM) is a rare neurovascular pain disorder that can cause redness and pain in all parts of the body, but most frequently the extremities, such as the hands and feet. It is characterized by intense burning pain, severe redness (erythema), and increased skin temperature that may be episodic or almost continuous in nature. The specific underlying cause of EM remains unknown.
Erythromelalgia may occur either as a primary or secondary disorder (i.e. a disorder in and of itself or a symptom of another condition). Secondary erythromelalgia can result from small fiber peripheral neuropathy of any cause, essential thrombocytosis (erythromelalgia can also develop in the presence of normal platelet counts in patients with myeloproliferative disorder), hypercholesterolemia, mushroom or mercury poisoning, and some autoimmune disorders.. Primary erythromelalgia is caused by mutation of the voltage-gated sodium channel α-subunit gene SCN9A.
Does anyone have any recommendations of what kinds of shoes and socks can be worn to cause the least pain and inflammation? I don't wear shoes or socks at all in the house, summer or winter, but we have loads of snow and slop this winter, and I…Continue
Has anyone been prescribed this medication for erythromelalgia? My son just was today and I was reading side effects and it has me worried.I want something that will help him with pain but not sure if side effects are worth it?Continue
What brand of sandals do you recommend? I have tried many different brands and am not pleased with any of them. They all cause my feet to flare. Besides flaring my left heel is always in pain. Not sure if that is EM related or something else. Continue
I tried Aspirin and Gabapentin but they did not help because i do not have "Pain" with my EM. I experience more of a vasodilation and heavynesss in the arms while my hands get very hot and red. Most medications i have seen being recommended are for…Continue
Just when I thought there was no where left to flare,my tongue, lips and palate are on fire They feel and look like they have been badly scalded, sense of taste is distorted (metallic like), i have severe xerostomia (dry mouth) and horrible sore…Continue
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