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What causes difficulty swallowing water with facial acne, whiteheads, leg cramps and swollen face?

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My dear friend is in Abbot hospital as we speak. He doesn't have a diagnosis and the Dr. has told us he doesn't know what's causing the symptoms. He has gone thru several antibiotics and lots of Prednizone.
He had problems opening his mouth initially. Then his muscles in his legs cramped up to the point where he could not walk. His skin broke into achene with many white heads all over his body. His face and arms and legs swell up. He has trouble swallowing water unless he tips his head to the side. ???Please help my friend.
Fri, 8 Jun 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possible pathophysiology mentioned

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Your question has been lying around quite a while but like your friend's treating physician, our doctors too do not have a easy diagnosis or solution. I would put down whatever I can make out from the description that you have provided.

The problem seems to be neuromuscular, possibly with an autoimmune component. This is the reason that prednisolone has been prescribed. This possibly has been precipitated by a viral infection. However, an antibiotic has been given just to be safe. Moreover, a bacterial infection could be the cause of the boils that have appeared all over the body. In such a situation a thorough correlation would be needed. I would insist you to procure the reports and medical notes and to upload them. Based on that I would be able to guide you further.

I would await your response. Let me know if I could help further.

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Follow-up: What causes difficulty swallowing water with facial acne, whiteheads, leg cramps and swollen face? 33 hours later
I cannot access the medical notes you ask for as this is a friend of mine and I have no access to his information. At this point, I will wait for the Lord God's decision and allow his intervention.
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Hope for the best

Detailed Answer:
Do not hesitate to contact me back if you ever need any further inputs from me. Let me know and I would try to help you to the best of my abilities.

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