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Constantly Breaking Out In Hives
Unclear: Most of the time doctors never find our why patient have hives. Over the counter antihistamines are usually helpful, but must be taken regularly to prevent the hives. Zyrtec (cetirizine) may be the most helpful, but is also the most sleep inducing. If they last 3 months see a doctor -best to see a dermatologist with an interest in the subject. ...Read more
Very common: Hives are characterized by swelling, itching, and redness. They often are red, raised, and will often start as small, pinpoint lesions that coalesce into large lesions. They literally can occur anywhere on the body and can often occur in multiple places. There are many causes for hives including food allergy, medications, temperature changes, and allergy to materials that touch the skin. ...Read more
Physical urticaria: Are a set of conditions where mast cells release histamine & other biochemical mediators in response to physical stimuli rather than illness or allergy. Cholinergic urticaria is the name for hives triggered when the skin or the body get hot. Sweating, exercise, fever, hot showers may trigger hives. Other physical urticaria triggers include cold, pressure, vibration, even sunlight. ...Read more
My daughter keeps breaking out in random places all over her body. She get big red hard spots. Is this hives?
Hives: Hives also called urticaria are typically round to oval, raised, red, itchy "welt" that come and go on any part of the body. They can feel firm and blanch when pressed on. When they resolve, hives generally do not leave any skin changes. It may help to take photos of the rash to show the doctor. Picture is worth a thousand words! ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Left arm keeps breaking out in eraser-sized rashes each one is made up of many small bumps. Once I even felt the rash pop up out of nowhere. Thoughts?
I've continously been breaking out in hives throughout my entire body and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasnt been working.Should i go to the hospital?
Allergic reaction: Unless u r having difficulty breathing/ swallowing or swollen lips, etc your pcp or an allergist should be able to evaluate u & treat cause. If u r having any of the above, by all means go to er. Assemble list of meds, otc meds, supplements, new detergent/fabric softener, soap/body wash/shampoo, perfume/ body spray, new foods/drinks; also try to pinpoint when hives 1st began. ...Read more
My child has been breaking out in hives that turn into red bumps and itch for a week runny nose and fever?
Urticaria or hives: can occur with allergies but often when a child has a mild infection, usually viral, and the hives often last more that a week and may have mild joint swelling or discomfort as well. If the fever lasts for more than 3 days, I recommend that he be evaluated by your doctor or urgent care doctor. Usually an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or less sedating Zyrtec, given orally help the itching ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema vs hives: It's impossible to guess what the itchy bumps could be without knowing where and when they occur. With eczema, there usually isn't a rash until you scratch because you itch. The rash results from scratching. The bumps are often tiny, as well. With hives, the bumps can be tiny or huge, they get bigger with scratching, and they go away completely in a few hours. With poison ivy you get blisters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every so often my hands break out in itchy bumps that turn into blisters and leak. What could this be?
I keep breaking out in boils and sores all over my body the emergency department found blood in my urine?
Blood in Urine: Although your condition may in fact be boils and sores consistent with infectious impetigo caused by strep or staph infections, including mrsa, there are other immune diseases that should be considered. Cultures and sensitivities should be performed on lesions along blood, urine and chemical analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everyday my gf sporadically breaks out in random rashes and is occurring in different areas of her body. Shes never been allergic to anything before.
She should see: She should see her doctor as this could be a number of things. ...Read more
I started breaking out in hives around my torso mostly and have itchy prickly feeling, is it the ropinirole?
Keep randomly breaking out in hives for months now. No known triggers. Yesterday was in the sun and woke up with hives on hands arms and legs.
Chronic uticaria: or hives can be difficult to diagnose or treat. In my practice hives are usually caused by a summation and or mix of triggers. Example- eating a Strawberry after a day at the park by a person with known Grass Pollen allergy may cause hives while doing just ONE or the OTHER will not in the same person. It has been theorized there may exist an "Allergy Index" that determines symptoms or no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been breaking out in hives since november 2012. It starts off as a tingling sensation, feel flush then when scratched turns into welts.
That is quite a long: Time. You would likely benefit from evaluation by an allergist. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hives treatment: If you have it for less than 6 weeks without any associated lung or gastrointestinal symptoms, and is not caused by food or drug allergies, it's usually benign. You can try any otc anti histamine. If it lasts more than 6 weeks, it becomes chronic hives, you would need to see a doctor to do some lab works. ...Read more
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