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Causes Of Welt
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Plagued by invisible stinging and bites on my body that cause red, hard welts about the size of a quarter or half dollar. Can't determine what they ar?
See a dermatologist: An expert exam should identify this. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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