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Itching palms and soles of feet, joint pain, stiffness. Any ideas?

For the past week I have been feeling under the weather. I've had headaches, nausea, extreme fatigue and aches and pains. On Monday my palms and the soles of my feet started itching and my legs, arms and back are also itchy but not to the same extent. When I woke up yesterday I also had severe joint pain and stiffness, particularly in my wrists, ankles and right shoulder, which has now spread down my collar bone. I have no idea what is wrong with me. I do have a family history of auto immune conditions and any research I've done seems to point to this.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Hi, Thanks for using HCM.
The history suggests the problem may be due to allergy and viral infection. Do salt water gargle and steam inhalation. You can take NSAID for its analgesic and anti inflammatory property with anti histamine(I prefer levo cetrizine). Have adequate regular sleep, plenty of fluids, nutritious diet with required calorie and regular outdoor exercises. Because of family history of auto immune condition if these symptoms does not improve in 7-8 days then need to get done some blood tests to know if any antibodies in you. Other wise its OK. Hope I answered your question. Consult your doctor for further management.
Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries or doubts and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Dr. Lohit K
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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