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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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What vitamin can cause skin welts?

What vitamin can cause skin welts?

Niacin?: Flushing Niacin can cause flushing and itch, but if you are having welts, you may be allergic to something else. ...Read more

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What bug bites cause itching welts?

What bug bites cause itching welts?

Lots of bugs: Most insect bites cause local inflammatory reactions like itching and welts that are mild and resolve within a few hours without complications. Of course bee stings and cause more severe local and systemic reactions if you are allergic but any biting bug could cause a localized response. Mosquito bites are common culprits. Ticks, flies, and fleas are also implicated. ...Read more

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Could a horsefly bite cause hives/welting? I think I have 2-3 bites in one area on my hip. The area has swelled up and burns.

Could a horsefly bite cause hives/welting? I think I have 2-3 bites in one area on my hip. The area has swelled up and burns.

Hateful Horseflies: A horsefly actually slices off skin when it bites you with it's scimitars. It then licks your blood. This causes a histamine release with immediate swelling (bump) in the area which is painful & itches. It can trigger an allergic reaction with hives and wheezing. Allergic reactions could also cause swelling of airway, lips, mouth or tongue with difficulty breathing, dizziness and generalized. ...Read more

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Lexapro, (escitalopram) causing itching,welts, nausea and cold sweat. Quit taking it 3 days ago but still itchy and nauseas. What should I do?

Lexapro, (escitalopram) causing itching,welts, nausea and cold sweat. Quit taking it 3 days ago but still itchy and nauseas.  What should I do?

Ramp down?: I would have suggested tapering the dose as suddenly quitting those meds can cause your exact symptoms. Also depends on what dose you were imin. If already at lowest dose can cut down yo every other day for a week and even down to every three days after that for another 5-7 days. Your body needs to adjust to the lack of serotonin. ...Read more

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What can cause these continuous welts?

Welts: Evaluation can determine if you have some form of urticarial. Work may be able to determine cause but sometimes etiology is uncertain. ...Read more

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What can cause itching and welts/bumps?

What can cause itching and welts/bumps?

So Many Causes: There are a number of potential causes of hives (urticaria) which include: viral infections, parasitic infections, IgE-mediated allergic reactions like bee stings, medication allergy, latex allergy, food allergy, transfusion reactions, and contact reactions. Some meds/products can induce hives like narcotics, radiocontrast media, muscle relaxants, stinging nettle, physical stimuli, and foods. ...Read more

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I am allergic/reactive to many things. A pen top dragged across skin causes welt for days. How can I get a skin test just the scratching will react?

I am allergic/reactive to many things. A pen top dragged across skin causes welt for days. How can I get a skin test just the scratching will react?

See a dermatologist: Dermographism is a physical urticaria, not an allergy. Relax, don't worry about it. In time it will subside. You can write messages on your skin. If it bothers you, try zyrtec (cetirizine) (get the generic) 1 or 2 a day. No blood tests or allergy tests will help you. ...Read more

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What kind of bite or sting would cause a red welt surrounded by a pink ring a week after the bite?

What kind of bite or sting would cause a red welt surrounded by a pink ring a week after the bite?

Tick, spider: It is hard to say what bit you or where you were when you got bitten. A tick bite will have a red ring like a bulls eye around it. You may have mild flu like symptoms that could be lyme disease.A spider bite can also leve a red welt with a ring. Sensuitivity to many insect bites can do this. If you have concerns and it is not healing then you should see a doctor and get it checked. ...Read more