What is erythromelalgia?

Erythromelalgia is a rare condition that affects the blood vessels in the extremities and the foot, causing episodes of redness, warmth, and burning pain. The condition is characterized by episodes of intense burning pain, typically in the feet or hands, that can last from minutes to hours. The affected areas may also become red, swollen, and warm to the touch.

Erythromelalgia can occur spontaneously or be triggered by a variety of factors, including warm temperatures, exercise, alcohol consumption, or certain medications. The condition is caused by abnormalities in the functioning of the blood vessels, which leads to increased blood flow and tissue inflammation.

Treatment of erythromelalgia typically involves avoiding triggers and the use of medications to reduce symptoms

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