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what can be done to help stop severe itching and breaking out in welts

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Allergies: this is an allergic response. are you on other medications for example thiazide diuretics have sulfa in them. very set of things can cause allergies a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It sounds like an: allergic reaction - but to what?
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
31 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Could be scabies: You are describing either scabies or eczema (allergy). If you are also itching in hands and feet it is very likely that it is scabies. In that case al ... 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Hives: First, find out the cause by seeing your doc or an allergist. Meantime try an otc antihistamine.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Topical steroids: Topical steroid creams help reduce the itch of eczema. Oral antihistamines can also help.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Itch: For stings and bites, cortisones are usually used to reduce inflammation and itch. You could try otc cortisone and if not better see your doctor for ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Hives: Stop flagyl. Take benadryl (diphenhydramine). Avoid hot water, do not scratch. Use cetaphil cream. If have severe and diffuse hive, then doctor may s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval to: Determine ; address cause. A simple way to v nausea is w ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pou ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds like you need: to be rechecked by your doctor. An uncomplicated ear infection should not be causing facial swelling as you have described. If you are already on an a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Hives?: You are not describing hives but hand eczema. See a dermatologist. In about 35%of cases this can be a allergy, the rest are irritant or occasionally i ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Lips : Dry cracked, sore lips may be treated by a dermatologist with moisturizers and corticosteroid cream for a short time. It is important to make sure th ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where our immune system creates problems with our skin and joints. Psoriasis is diagnosed by your physician, and th ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Numerous: Contact dermatitis, eczema, allergic reaction.Dermatitis of pregnancy so see your doctor for evaluation and treatment asap. Try cold compresses to dec ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Sudarsky
23 years experience Family Medicine
Itchy foot: Sounds a lot like athlete's foot, but itchy hands and feet could be nutritional. Are there certain foods you have been avoiding? Are you taking any ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Itching: Itching can be caused by: thyroid disease, liver disease, kidney disease, infections, medications, anemia, and scabies. See your internest for a thor ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx: You can't do it on your own, and home remedies and topical benzoyl peroxide probably won't touch it. Your physician can probably clear you in about tw ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: It depends on the type of arthritis. Home remedies usually do not work. See a rheumatologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives: Hives tend to look like mosquito bites with a central pallor surrounded by redness and very itchy bites tend to be much smaller and tend not to be all ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Itching bites: The otc cortisone is not strong enough for the more tough skin on your legs. You will need a stronger cortisone cream. Get generic zyrtec (cetirizine) ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unlikely: If these are really boils meaning areas of infection with pus they typically need to be opened up. If you get these frequently you need to be checked ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Usually the work up: for pruritus differs if it lasts less or more than 6 weeks. I would make appointment to see board certified dermatologist for work up

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