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A 30-year-old member asked:

i am breaking out with hives all over my body. how can you tell if it is bites, heat rash, or hives?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
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 over the body but in a specific location. Heat rash tends to be in warmer and sweaty spots on the body and is a rougher redness that isn't as itchy.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: Yes to all since the description is so vague. Perhaps you can attach a picture and tell us how long have you had this problem

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