General weakness, Skin redness: 5 Possible Causes
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What causes general weakness and skin redness? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch.

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2

Chemical Burns

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Find information about chemical burns and how to prevent them. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of chemical burns.

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3

Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a bone marrow disorder in which the body produces an excessive amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to all parts of the body. Blood is carrie...

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4

Marine Animal Bites or Stings

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Many marine animals bite or sting. Some deliver venom through their teeth, tentacles, spines, or skin. Others, such as sharks, aren't venomous but can inflict serious bites with their large, sharp teeth. Most creature...

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5

Gestational Diabetes

During pregnancy, some women develop high levels of blood sugar, a condition known as gestational diabetes, around the 24th week of pregnancy. In most cases, the condition develops in women who never had diabetes.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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