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Cold, bodyaches, headache. Red spots on legs, ankles swollen, tingling in toes. After effects of flu?

I ve had a cold with body aches and a headache , and I am starting to feel better, but now a bunch of red spots has appeared on my legs, mostly on the calves but a few on the thighs also. I have one red eye that has sleep in it in the mornings, my ankles are slightly swollen and my toes sometimes tingle. My spots don t itch , but it feels bruised and it hurts a little when I walk, like I twisted my ankles or something. Is this just after effects of the cold/ flu or should I have it checked out?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Cold, bodyaches, headache is related to viral illness. I however do not understand why you have been having red spots on legs, ankles that are swollen and tingling in toes. These seem to be unusual and are symptoms of a neuropathic illness. I wonder if you should wait for another week or so before you visit with a neurologist. I also recommend that you take precaution and use anti itch medications so that you do not worsen the spots.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sun, 26 May 2013
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