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What causes itchy palms and swelling my eye is swollen and I have itchy welts on my body?

What causes itchy palms and swelling my eye is swollen and I have itchy welts on my body?

Allergic reaction: You are describing hives or urticaria. This is an allergic reaction. Take some antihistamines (like benedryl) to make this go away. ...Read more

Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

Could be drug allerg: Drug allergies are a common cause of an itching rash. If you are taking any new medicines lately added, stop it for a couple of days. In the meantime, you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) once or twice a day...It might help reduce the allergy. But it can also make you sleepy, so take it at night and see if it helps. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy welts that come randomly on my body?

What to do for itchy welts that come randomly on my body?

Many things cause: welts or urticaria. to really find out you need to keep both a food diary and product diary (what goes in your body and what goes on your body) but even then 1/2 the time we don't actually find out the cause ...Read more

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Mydaughter lailah is 4years she keeps getting bit by something in our house. We have a cat his fleas are treated. They turn into big itchy welts.

Mydaughter lailah is 4years she keeps getting bit by something in our house. We have a cat his fleas are treated. They turn into big itchy welts.

Hives : Hives, also known as urticaria, are itchy, raised, usually reddish pinkish in color welts found on the skin. In most cases, hives are caused by an allergic reaction and adverse reaction to medication. See pediatrician for assessment and treatment. Take pictures in case your doctor needs to see the rash. ...Read more

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Please describe these itchy welts on my arms and leg?

Please describe these itchy welts on my arms and leg?

Hives: Without seeing the welts, i presume they are hives which can often be controlled with antihistamine. There are however many causes for hives and not uncommonly, no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. See your doctor especially if the hives have persisted more than 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Could small red itchy welts on my body be an allergy to dryer sheets?

Possibly: Dryer sheets are known to irritate skin, but before you blame the allergy on the sheets, try to investigate if food, wool, perfume, or insect bites including bed bugs could be the culprits. ...Read more

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I have itchy welts on hands/arms, remedy?

I have itchy welts on hands/arms, remedy?

Try Cortisone cream: If it just came on suddenly, it most likely is some type of allergic reaction and over the counter Hydrocortisone ointment or cream will help resolve it. If it does not resolve then you have to see youe family doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin disorder itchy, welts, blisters, what should I do?

MAYBE Athlete's foot: These are often caused by a fungal infection commonly referred to at athlete's foot. There are many different presentations and this is one of them. Use drying soaks (dilute vinegar or epsom salts). One of the otc topicals i recommend is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My child gets up with red itchy welts on her back , i get it to stop itching & it goes away, now she has it on her butt same thing red itchy welts. ?

My child gets up with red itchy welts on her back , i get it to stop itching & it goes away, now she has it on her butt same thing red itchy welts. ?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have some features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the only trigger. ...Read more