So... a man with a rash in back, legs and arms.. they were diagnosed as hives but, there is no itching just redness. He’s been through batteries of test because he is also mentally confused and deteriorating fast. He has a fever 3-4 times per weak. He’s very tired. Doctors cannot say it’s dimentia or Alzheimer’s because it’s not showing as typical. He has had blood work and even a bone marrow test. His joints hurt. He’s getting referred now to infectious disease and another neurologist. They have him memory but, it seemed to make him more confused. He’s 70 years old. Any ideas, thoughts or suggestions?

Dr. Sara Siso
Dr. Sara Siso answered 11/17/2019 02:51

Holistic Plant-Based Practitioner

He needs to remove the cause by detoxing his body with my 3 weeks back to health program.

Leilani answered 11/18/2019 16:33

If his joints hurt, that makes me think of inflammation. My husband had aching joints and horrible eczema that covered most of his body. The thing that helped him most was to remove lectins from his diet.

Dr. Sandra McIlvain, ND
Dr. Sandra McIlvain, ND answered 11/19/2019 15:01

Naturopathic Doctor

I would suggest checking for heavy metals, IV chelation might be needed. He may be sensitive to the foods he eats, allergy testing can determine that and the foods can be inflammatory causing all kinds of symptoms. EAV testing would be a non-invasive way to determine the root causes.

Pamela J Leno
Pamela J Leno answered 1/15/2020 23:36

Certified Hypnotherapist, High Performance Coach, Founder of Ideal Wellness NW

Have you had him tested for food sensitivities?

Pamela Wake,  MSTOM, Dipl. Acupuncture, L.Ac.
Pamela Wake, MSTOM, Dipl. Acupuncture, L.Ac. answered 2/7/2020 18:47

Licensed Acupuncturist & Gua Sha Educator

It can be difficult to find the cause of symptoms because they can be present in a lot of different health issues. I think an infectious disease workup is a good idea. Many people are walking around with viruses in their system and don't think about it as a cause of an illness. The rash and cognitive issues make me think about Lyme disease. It is far more prevalent that people think and is in cities, not just outer lying areas that are not populated. It causes joint pain, and can affect every system of the body. Standard testing and treatment is not always sufficient. If someone is properly diagnosed with Lyme antibiotics are only effective within the first few months. If it has been longer, other therapies are more effective, such as herbs or homeopathy. This is just one virus that can impact the body in this way. There are many. I have worked with an integrative health professional who treats infectious diseases, so have first-hand knowledge. Please feel free to reach out if you need additional assistance.

Anne Sussman
Anne Sussman answered 2/15/2020 21:41

Certified Meditation/Mindfulness Instructor/Certified Mindfulness at Work Trainer

In addition to all the good advice here about his physical condition, he must be frightened and I wonder if a daily meditation practice might help ease his distress?

Kristi L. Filkins, B.S.
Kristi L. Filkins, B.S. answered 2/27/2020 19:37

Alternative Healing Practitioner

Has he been tested for Lyme disease? The joint pain and memory issues are sometimes symptoms of that and some medical doctors forget to test!

Kristi L. Filkins, B.S.
Kristi L. Filkins, B.S. answered 3/5/2020 00:29

Alternative Healing Practitioner

Lyme disease has these symptoms, especially the aching joints. Public health will test in my geographic area, you could check yours!