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A 45-year-old member asked:

i have small white bumps that turn to huge bug bite or hives and then scab. do not itch?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Frequency?: this could be a form of chronic urticaria assuming that the scabs occur only after scratching. Try aggressive skin moisturizing and otc antihistamine to help with itching. If recurring, best to order a virtual consult or have your physician check it out.

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Will an ice pack relieve my itchiness better than a cold compress?

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No: The 2 are equivalent. Either one is fine. If it isn't working, Hydrocortisone cream on the itchy area or antihistamine pills (like benadryl) may help.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why does my bottom itch at night?

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Worms?: You may have pinworms and should be checked by your healthcare provider to be sure. The worms come out when it's dark to feed.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How are hives treated if itchy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Itchy hives: The itching associated with hives is usually responsive to at least some extent to oral antihistamines, but often require higher than standard doses.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could be causing my recurring hives, welts?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Wish we knew: That is a question that as an allergist is very perplexing. In most people with chronic hives (ciu), hives going on for longer than 6 weeks, we do not find an external cause. Rather most people with ciu have very sensitive mast cells and basophil cells that readily release histamine causing the itching, reddness and swelling. Consider seeing a board certified allergist for evaluation & treatment.
A member asked:

What does it mean if you have itchy bumps on the upper inner thighs?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Dermatitis: You probably have some type of dermatitis. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.

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