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what does hives look like

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Raised, red, itchy: Hives appear like welts. They are very itchy, raised, red, and oval to round in shape. They can wax and wane and even coalesce together. They can o ... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Coller
12 years experience Family Medicine
Allergic reaction: Hives, or urticaria, are typically red, itchy, and perhaps swollen or raised areas of skin that are often an allergic reaction to something (a food, b ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives: Most don't leave a trace when they leave but some leave a bruise like spot, these need to be investigated by an allergist/immunologist
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
hives: No they don't., they are large, flat and red.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Red, hives: Can be selling on skin such as hives or red itchy rash on face and body. Food allergies will resolve in 1-3 days if you avoid food. Take oral antihist ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Urticaria : Nettle rash (also known as urticaria) is composed of reddish itchy weals or swellings in the skin similar to those resulting from contact with stingin ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastrografin: It's a liquid which is given prior to an imaging of GI tract, it tastes awful as I heard from patients but can be drunk with juice to make it taste be ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Itchy bumps : Itchy bumps on finger webs, underarms, waistline, genital area. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Small blisters clustered on a red patch.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Rash: It is a scaly and itchy rash. There may be oozing blisters. There is often skin color change (lighter or darker) and if it has been around a while and ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Very itchy: From pubmed health: dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: I am not aware of any specific rash associated with anemia. Please be more specific in your question. People with anemia will appear more pale depen ... Read More
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Sarcoidosis: Shortness of breath (dyspnea) and a cough that won't go away can be among the first symptoms of sarcoidosis. But sarcoidosis can also show up suddenly ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Alcohol rash: Alcohol causes more of a flushing or redness of the skin around the face and neck primarily.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chiggers: Chigger bites often have a small red in the center of a welt ; occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knee ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available o ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not specific: Rash due to HIV varies with the stage of disease and related complications. Rash may be due to fungal infection of the skin due to immunodeficiency, K ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Charmed existence!: You're 31 years old and you're asking what diarrhea looks like? Really?
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Enlarged Lymph nodes: Lymphoma is a cance rof the lymph nodes, so it manifests as enlarged lymph nodes and many associated symptoms like persistent fever, fatigues and feel ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Itchy rash: Scabies is a very itchy and annoying rash that comes from a mite that likes to burrow itself underneath the skin. It is contagious and has a predispos ... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Scabies: The skin shows signs of small insect-type bites, or looks like pimples. The skin may also be red or have sores due to scratching of the area. A burro ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Redness&Blurring: Primary herpes occurs in children & usually affects the eyelids. Adult herpes simplex type i usually affect the cornea in causing an ulcer that can re ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have g ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick!
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