What are the common symptoms of erythromelalgia (EM)?

Symptom onset, duration, and severity may vary from person to person. Symptoms mainly affect the extremities (hands and feet) but may spread to other parts of the body. They often occur bilaterally, but can be unilateral as well.
Common symptoms of erythromelalgia include:
  • Increased temperature of the affected body parts
  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Swelling
  • Redness 
  • Tingling
  • Worsening of symptoms during activities that increase body temperature
erythromelalgia (EM) symptoms

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