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i recently developed skin welts on the back of my legs how can i tell if they are hives or something more serious

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See doctor: You really have to have them seen by your doctor.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine: Looks like you have dermatographism meaning that your skin has become over sensitive. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 doses a day if necessary. If ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HIVES or URTICARIA: Generalized hives can be very uncomfortable. Your md might give Epinephrine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) shot to make you better.
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