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Is it an allergic reaction to something? i'm 20 and these last couple of days i've gotten a break out mainly on my stomach and arms. they are little bumps that are itchy and i've had some small red patches on my upper arms and sometimes on my shoulder. i

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
Your : Your symptoms are concerning for an infection or allergic reaction. As it sounds like it is worsening, you must be evaluated for this. Hives are a possibility, as are scabies or other types of infection. If you develop fever, feel flu-like, or any shortness of breath then you must be seen as an emergency.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Hives: Sounds like hives which are red, raised and intensely itchy lesions that look like a mosquito-bite. Topical Hydrocortisone can help as can the use of oral non-sedating antihistamines in a slightly higher dose than the once daily (usually twice daily is started).
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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