Swelling and itching on feet, allergic or???

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I've not been able to sleep tonight because my feet have been so itchy, especially my left foot, its swollen up and gone bright red (I haven't been scratching it) and my toes have all swollen up near the base too. 

Last year I had an allergic reaction to fluoxetine and found out I had systematic dermographism that was treated with steroids. When I had the reaction however, the itching was so distressing I ended up having a very long panic attack and scratching my skin until I bled, then passed out from exhaustion in A&E (I had to wait 4 hours, 3 hours of which I was having my massive panic attack and being ignored by the nurses).

I've taken some antihistamines just in case and done a SD test (no marks after I scratched hard yet, so thats good) but I'm trying my best not to have another panic attack because of this itching. Anyone know what it could be? 

I'm currently on vit. D tablets, the pill, and oxytetracycline. 

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  • Posted

    heres a photo, left foot is still red, i've put some moisturiser on it to hopefully calm it down. it is noticably warmer and redder than my right foot rolleyes
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  • Posted

    Have you spoken to a doctor and why are you on the Oxytet?

    You need to make contact with your GP again

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      it passed after about an hour. I just panicked and posted on here because I rEALLY dont wanna go back into hospital aha. I'm on oxytet for acne probs. never had an issue with it, been on it on and off for about 5 years now. 
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      I'm glad you're ok.  It might be worth mentioning it to your doctor.  Sometimes your body can tell you that it has had enough.......of drugs, or whatever........and you may have to change whatever it is.

      Good luck!

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