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is diffuse rash a symptom of urticaria

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment for hives: The most effective antihistamine to treat hives (urticaria) is diphenhydramine (Benadryl), available over the counter, although this can make you sle ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If the hives are itchy, you may up the dose of Claritin (loratadine) to 4 x daily but this may cause some drowsiness. Allegra is another option. If t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Urticaria: Would sse an allergist who may wish to do some tests depending on your history. If a source is discovered it will need to be avoided. Often one is not ... Read More
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Dr. David Cohen
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You need to figure out if there is a trigger. Some triggers for urticaria ( hives ) include: foods, medications, exercise, cold water, and heat.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Heat: We term this cholinergic urticarial and it is related.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Diffuse: A diffuse rash is one that covers a significant portion of body surface area (i.e. Not a small bump or pimple).
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unclear: Although viral infection and drug reaction can cause a skin rash, the diagnosis requires examination by a doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
What Age: The age of the patient makes a big difference. With the information given and the fact that fever is involved i would visit with your doctor now.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Days: The rash develops after the initial symptoms. These symptoms can last for 7-10 days and can include -malaise -fever -headache -rhinorrhea -cough.
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Start over: You forgot to indicate why you were using this very expensive combination. The calcipotriene component is very expensive but usually adds very little ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This needs further evaluation and treatment. Make an appointment soon.

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