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What causes joint pain and skin redness? 4 possible conditions

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


Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)

A bone infection may occur when bacteria or fungi invade the bone, causing many symptoms, including fever, redness, stiffness, and swelling.

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Animal Bite

An animal bite can break the skin, resulting in a puncture wound or an open wound. Bites that don't break the skin can cause bruising due to ruptured blood vessels under the skin.

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Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-voster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Following pain and burning,fluid-filled blisters that break easily are common symptoms.

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Psoriasis Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious skin disease characterized by red patches of skin often accompanied by silvery-white scales of dead skin cells. It may occur anywhere on the body.

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