Melissa Curley Bogner was baffled: Why did her feet feel suddenly hot — in January?
The 41-year-old management analyst for the Navy had grown accustomed to periodic bouts of neuropathy — numbness in her hands and feet — the apparent legacy of a severe allergic reaction to a drug she took in 2000 to treat a gynecological infection.
But this 2015 episode was different. Along with the sensation that her feet felt unusually warm, the skin on the second toe of her right foot looked inflamed. Weeks later, she noticed a small blister.
Bogner, who lives in Southern Maryland, initially shrugged it off. She figured that whatever was wrong would go away on its own.