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What could be the reason for itching and rashes formation in lower limbs which is moving upwards and also suffering from arthritis and having tingling pain in right hand ?

My mother who is 74 years of age, under treatment for hypothyroidism & Hypertension has been developing the following symptoms : 1. Burning & tingling in the lower limbs, and also severe itching. This is then followed by reddish small eruptions. This process gets repeated again & again over several nights, till these patches start to coalesce. This itching - and rash formation continues to migrate upwards towards the thighs. She has lately been on some steroid based cream which has helped her a lot. 2. She also has arthritis affecting mostly the upper limbs. She has problems of Frozen shoulder and lately (for about the past week,) has been developing severe tingling & pain in her right hand. This is so severe that it often awakens her at night. This is now getting accompanied with bluish - blackish discoloration of ares which pain a lot - areas on her palm & wrist. Kindly advise.
Asked On : Wed, 18 Apr 2012
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there are 2 probabilities of ur moms condition..
1. seronegative/positive arthritis...get her CRP level and rheumatoid factor checked...with the X ray of involved joints.
2.steroid induced osteoporosis and lipodystrophy..due to steroids taken by ur mom...
hope she gets well soon
Answered: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
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