Erythromelalgia is a rare disorder that causes episodes ofburning pain andrednessin the hands andfeet, and sometimes the arms, legs, ears and face.

Cooling the skin or raising the affected hands or feet may reduce the pain.

Symptoms can begin at any age. Some people with erythromelalgia may havehad it fromearly childhood, while some are just affected in adult life.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 20 Jun 2016