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Take The Erythromelalgia Association Patient Guide to Your Doctor

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What is erythromelalgia?

Erythromelalgia is a rare neurovascular condition that most commonly affects the feet, but may also occur in the hands, face, or other parts of the body. The term neurovascular means that both nerves and blood vessels are involved.

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How do I find out if I have erythromelalgia?

The three hallmark symptoms of EM are, first, redness caused by excessive blood flow to the area. The second is heat meaning the skin will feel warm or hot to the touch because of increased blood flow. The third is pain that may range from mild tingling to severe burning. Additional symptoms include swelling caused by the buildup of fluid in the affected body part. EM flares are most commonly triggered by warmth, physical activity or stress. A medical doctor may be able to give you an official diagnosis.

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TEA currently has over 2,000 members residing in 17 countries. Stay up to date on the latest research findings by joining those affected by Erythromelalgia, their friends, family and caretakers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? TEA has compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions to provide generalized and educational information.