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I have a 48 y.o. son, he has been showing symptoms about

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I have a 48 y.o. son, he has been showing symptoms about something progressively making him sick: symptoms like loss of sensation in legs, memory loss episodes, swollen portions of body and face, and weakening, to the point that he continues to work but he feels tired most of the time, all these symptoms make me think he needs to be checked for something that is poisoning him. He has been in the E.R. twice during the last 3 weeks, but the blood/urine, shows to be normal. How can I recommend him to be evaluated for other substances that may be causing his getting more and more sick?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: This has been occurring for about one year, his nails show an opening in the middle, and part of his face and right arm looks swollen, and he looks red, although he is fair skin, and his eyes look tearful and red. Sometimes he is so thirsty he can drink extralarge glasses of iced water
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He had surgery on his right mandible for an infection after a tooth was removed about 6 months ago. A specialist cleaned his area where the tooth was removed, and he took antibiotics for some weeks. The doctor discharged him after this.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

most likely he is not being poisoned.

but he could have an autoimmune disorder

or abnormal thyroid hormone level.

there are more extensive blood testing for autoimmune disorders such as ANA, ESR, c reactive protein

and more extensive thyroid hormone levels which can be checked which are not routine.