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I have erythema nodosum can working out on an eliptical machine trigger it

By Anonymous April 3, 2011 - 8:17pm
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I have erythema nodosum can working out on an eliptical machine trigger it

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This is unbelievable! I am a regular exerciser, 20 days ago for the first time I went to work out on the elliptical machine for 5 minutes. The next day I woke up and found I had red swollen spots all over my calves.

My answer is yes....maybe there is some stress we put on the calves as a result of which erythema is triggered?

Please discuss more on this.

May 4, 2011 - 3:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to frejock)

Wow crazy. I noticed I got it on my shins and ankles too after I went to the gym. Two months prior, I did have a throat infection. Maybe the workout triggered it? I don't know.

July 9, 2011 - 7:41pm

Dear Anon,

Thank you for your post!

Erythema Nodosum is an allergic reaction caused by many different factors although the elliptical machine is not known to be one of them.

It is usually caused by:
Streptococcal infections ( strep throat , tonsillitis, rheumatic fever )
Various viral infections (eg, infectious mononucleosis and hepatitis B )
Fungal lung infections (coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis )
Psittacosis (parrot fever)
Lymphogranuloma venereum (an uncommon sexually transmitted disease)
Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)
Inflammatory conditions
Ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease
Sulfa drugs
Birth control pills
Unknown causes

When the erythema erupts, it continues to erupt for about 10 days and usually resolve itself anywhere withing 1-2 months. If you would like more information on Erythema Nodosum, please visit our page, here at EmpowHer: http://www.empowher.com/condition/erythema-nodosum/definition

Good Luck!

April 4, 2011 - 4:30am
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