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Swollen ankles, blotchy red skin, high blood pressure. Taking Accupril and Norvasc

For the past couple of months my ankles have been getting swollen. The last couple of days I have developed blotchy red skin on the inside of both ankles going up my legs(bottom of my calves). I have high blood pressure and I take
Accupril and Norvasc daily. I have been taking both for 18yrs. and this is something new.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Thanks for the query.
Probably you have developed a reaction to the drug.
Drug reaction can develop even months after the drug has been started.
The other possibility is vasculitis.
You can apply a mild steroid cream, like hydrocortisone.
this may provide you some relief.
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

please meet a dermatologist for final diagnosis
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 9 Jun 2013
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