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What to do if I have itchy red sores all over my body that are driving be insane. Help!?

What to do if I have itchy red sores all over my body that are driving be insane. Help!?

Could be...: Possible allergic responses to something such as soap or detergent.Or insect bites.Anti-itching medication or lotion such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or calomine may relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My mom has a problem wit alergies wen she eats spices she breaks out with big red piples on her body nd its very itchy?

Hives: When you have an allergic reaction to a substance, your body releases histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream. This causes itching, swelling, and other symptoms. Hives are a common reaction, especially in people with other allergies such as hay fever. Your mother should stop eating spices. Otc antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, Allegra may help if not contraindicated. See allergist. ...Read more

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I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a uti. Been taking it for about 5 days. Just tonight I noticed big itchy red welts all over my body. Alergic reaction?

I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a uti. Been taking it for about 5 days. Just tonight I noticed big itchy red welts all over my body.  Alergic reaction?

Yes: You are most likely experiencing an allergic reaction to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Because one component of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is sulfamethoxazole, you should not take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. Severe dermatologic reactions, including fatalities have been reported with the use of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Discontinue the antibiotic and see your doctor for an alternative treatment/follow-up. ...Read more

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Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores(look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores(look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Flu?: You may just have the flu or another viral infection which causes skin rash also. If the rash lasts just hours only to reappear elsewhere, try antihistamine. If it lasts more than a day, try hydrocortisone cream. If these symptoms persist beyond 10 days or get worse, see your doctor. These are not lupus symptoms. ...Read more

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What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

Different causes: Generalized skin sensations like those may be seen with anxiety,diabetes,thyroid disease,deficiency of calcium,magnesium,electrolytes,vit b 12, toxic agents, prickly heat, intolerance of certain clothing material,etc. If symptoms persist, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Since last month I have felt itchiness the whole body. I tried anti-histamine drugs but it can't cure, just symptomatic. It does not have apparently no rush, redness at the time of itching. Plz give me an advice.

Since last month I have felt itchiness the whole body. I tried anti-histamine drugs but it can't cure, just symptomatic. It does not have apparently no rush, redness at the time of itching. Plz give me an advice.

PRURITUS: PRURITUS can be difficult to evaluate. You must rule out allergens in home and work environment as week as food triggers. Remember " ALLERGIES DEVELOP OVER TIME AND EXPOSURE" you must keep a diary to assist you, while you are documenting potential triggers, you should be on a H1 blocker Zyrtec 10mg/ H2 blocker Zantac 300mg/ leukotrine inhibitor Singulair (montelukast) 10mg. After labs and allergy testing ...Read more