• nag nag
    September 11, 2009
    Can an insect bite cause joint pain, or is it something else?
    nag nag
    September 11, 2009

    My daughter had about 10 bug bites on each of her legs. On a Friday she complained that her feet hurt and were swollen, so we soaked them in Epsom salt. On the following Tuesday she came home from school with her calves covered in hives/bug bites. She soaked in a bath of Epsom salt and vomited. On Wednesday the hives/bug bites had faded somewhat and turned to small bruises. Wednesday night she had huge (2 to 3 inch in diameter) hives with a red center area on her upper thighs (both legs). Everything stopped at her waist. However, on Thursday she developed hives on her middle fingesr on both hands within three hours of each other. These were located at the base of her finger. The hives have caused swelling on her entire hands but has centered more around the knuckles. She is also swollen around her wrists. She has been in the woods and exposed to sickly puppies that had fleas. Her doctor ordered blood work to be done.  We will know more from that later Friday.

    Here is some additional information: The blood tests came back not showing anything. The doctor called what she has as vasculitis. This is a very broad term and not helpful. She continues to have hives break out on her body. She now has them on her arms and feet with more reoccurring on her legs. They still are leaving bruises.

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