What causes bug bites all over legs ans back followed by joints pain?
This looks like allergic
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I have seen the pictures you uploaded, they are nothing like lesions due to cancer, or autoimmune they look like simple allergic rashes.
There are few bed bugs who don't bite they release fumes which cause allergy.
I have simple suggestions for you:
1) Use OTC anti allergic like citerizine 10mg daily at night.
2) buy one or two new pair of clothes and dont take anything old with you and your husband , stay in some other place for 3 days and see if there are more bites or not. If there are no bites it means these were bed bugs.
3) It is not necessary that other people at home should have it too, there are few people who get allergy with fumes and other don't get it.
4) Other than bed bugs there may be something in your pet or carpet of else where , where you stay before going to bed. You get bitten go to bed and when you get up you have these marks.
5) If taking antihistamins makes it better. It means it was perfectly allergic as it sounds and looks like.
I would suggest you not to panic just try my suggestions.
I Hope this answers your question, if your have more queries feel free to ask, otherwise close the discussion and rate it. Wish you the best of health.
Allergic rashes and cancer
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I understand your concern ,
I will hereby try to help you in understanding lymphome better.
Lymphoma is relatively easy to diagnose. However, it often escapes detection in the early stages. Early symptoms may be either non existent or fairly mild. Symptoms of lymphoma are also non-specific. Common symptoms are easily overlooked or ignored. They include:
-unexplained weight loss
Yes you are right this must have shown in the biopsy if this were any infection or lymphoma or autoimmune problem.
I would suggest you to get you lymph nodes evaluated if they are persistently enlarged, they need an FNAC id they are there and enlarged.
But sometimes in infections they get enlarged and then get smaller after the infection settles down.
My suspicion still goes more in favour of allergic rashes which are even due to some allergen or bug bite allergy.
You can simply try OTC anti allegrics and see if they help you.
Some times we are concerned about complicated things and over look simple causes.
So just take tablet citerizine 10mg daily at night and see if that helps.
There are some options
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As i said already This doesn't seem to be a problem of cancer. I can't give you 100% surety as i have very limited access to your investigations and i can not examine you but your history , symptoms and exam findings are not consistent with a cancer.
I would like you to visit an allergy clinic if claritin is not working for you and get their opinion in this regard. Then you can also visit an internist to get his opinion on the possible causes.
You don't have to worry there are many options you can avail. just need patience and proper direction.
I wish the best of health.
Other options are there
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I understand your concern, after taking many medicines and following it up with dermatologist, Having found no answer is indeed depressing.
You asked me about what can you do next,
Here is a plan i can give you. (in order of priority)
1) Meet an internal medicine specialist.
3) Visit an allergy clinic.
Internal medical specialist can check you for both allergy, autoimmune and cancer. Although nothing shows that you have cancer but atleast you doubts will be addressed in a better way.
And if it is allergy actually an allergy clinic will use methods other than giving antihistamins , to relieve your allergy.
I know things seem complicated but don't panic follow it up with an internist hopefully many things will be ruled in or ruled out, Stay blessed.
I wish you the very best of health.
Yes biopsy is meant to be conclusive
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Yes you are right if that was because if any cancer that would have come in the biopsy.
That wouldn't have stayed hidden and come up as allergic spots in biopsy.
I said they can check for cancer just in case you want a counter check or a counter opinion by another doctor other wise biopsy results should be conclusive to rule out any neoplasia.
Yo shouldn't worry and make a plan according to my suggestions and follow this thing.
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Actually there is nothing like a biopsy positive for bug bites, bites cause inflammation and allergic reaction, so if a biopsy says it looks like allergic reaction , we label it as bossible bug bite.
I believe that sounds like an allergy or autoimmune.
I would suggest you to see a rheumatologist if anti allergics arent helping you ...a complete workup is what you require in this regard. If it comes out to be autoimmune then you will be needing meds for that if that comes out to be allergic then you can visit an allergy clinic for more help.
Hopefully you will find an answer.
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