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Extreme Itching Without Rash Or Hives
I've developed some sort of hives/rash on the back side of my arms and it itches! I'm 50 years old. What is it?
My face is covered in a red rash that looks like heat rash or hives. It itches and burns. Do I need to see a doctor?
SLE: Could be a malar rash associated with lupus, erysipelas, pellagra or other issue. Would recommend MD evaluation. ...Read more
My husband has a rash or hives all over his face, back and chest. He is a diabetic and has had ramsey hunt syndrome. He is not in pain but is really red and itches. Should be go to ER because the dr's office is closed or will benedryl help if it doesn'
Control: You may view the immune system as the police commissioner who oversees the city's defense against invaders. When someone causes trouble, you may find multiple and variable responses. We need the immune system to defend against outside invaders (bacteria, virus, worms) and inside traitors (cancer, autoimmune disease). Diseases often occur when the immune system fails. ...Read more
I get hives and rashes when my body gets heat or exposed to sun etc., and it's itching a lot like needles poking. Please suggest me some help?
Physical urticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is not allergy. There is direct stimulation of twitchy mast cells when you are sweaty. Antihistamine will help. Zyrtec is best. Generic cetirizine is the same thing for less cost. Standard dose is 1 pill [10mg] a day. Some people take 2 or 3. Even 3 a day is usually well tolerated but a few people will feel drowsy. ...Read more
When injected w morphine, instant hives, flushing. When I take vicodin, little rashes, itching. Am I allergic, or do these types drugs just do this?
Avoidance: Of those drugs or other drugs containing codeine, which a derivative of morphine, often times it is a side effect, not a true allergic reaction, but you cannot tell which of which, if you really need those drugs and have no other alternative consult an allergist/immunologist either yourself or through your treating physician, vheck aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, goodluck ...Read more
Got an allergic reaction from unknown source on my entire body, tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine), not helping. What can I try using? Just itching all over, no rashes, hives.
Dry skin?: Dry skin by far is the most common cause for itching without a rash. Try applying moisturizer all over within 3 mins after bathing while avoiding scented or antibacterial soap. If problem continues, see allergist or dermatologist since there are many potential causes for itching. ...Read more
I have been itching for months. It moves from place to place on my body and can sudenly stop. Never in one place. No rash or hives.?
Itching: Kidney and liver disease, celiac, iron deficiency, thyroid disease can cause itching. Check complete metabolic profile, celiac and thyroid panels and abdominal sonogram for liver cirrhosis, if appropriate. Avoid gluten for 1-2 weeks as you can have sensitivity w/o celiac May be dry skin try moisturizing with coconut oil in shower. Rarely lymphomas can cause itching check CXR. F/u w/ doc ...Read more
? Chronic urticaria: Better check with a dermatologist / allergist, check aaaai. Irg or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
Allergy: Yes you may have an allergy to the drug I would see the physician and change the medication ...Read more
Could hives show up in smaller clusters or individual instead of a rash? I thought bed bugs but none visible & itching where no bites appear.
Could I have scabies? I saw a doc but he wasn't interested but I have a rash. Hives itching blisters etc, I'm taking phernargan for the itching.
Yes: The question of whether you can have scabies is simple...Yes. These infections typically involve 4-6 mites. They can cause amazing rashes. You can do a shaved skin bx for diagnosis or find a burrowing tract. I've been fooled several times by scabies so its not a total no-brain er. Ivermectin oral or Permethrin topcal is used to eradicate it. ...Read more
itching all over my body... no rash but I do have some red bumps almost like hives on my butt... has been going on for like a month what should I do?
I have itching in my jaw that subsides periodically for about a month now. No immediate cause is apparent such as hives/allergy or rash, redness. Infl?
Itch: Since there's no obvious rash, swelling or redness associated with the itch, some superficial nerves may be irritable causing itch which is a relative of pain. What triggers the itch is mysterious. I would avoid applying cortisone type ointment to sooth the itch as permanent skin changes can result. Ask your pharmacist to recommend a nonsteroid ointment that you can use on your face if needed. ...Read more
Need to identify rash my daughter has. Would like to know severity of it what kind of doctor for treatment. Looks just like hives. Symptoms are very similiar. Had for about 2 yrs. It flares up red and itching very quickly but never fully disappears. Starte
It sounds like it could be eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, or even a fungal infection. It is hard to say without actually examining you myself. You should follow up with a dermatologist. In the meantime try over the counter Hydrocortisone and monitor for any signs of improvement and let the doctor know during your appointment.
Good luck. ...Read more
What's a rash that started with itching in palms and soles of feet, then hives, then red lines everywhere I was touched now itchy welts?
Dermatographism: You are releasing histamine from tissue. The red streaks with touching / scratching the skin = mechanical/pressure release of histamine = "dermatographism". The itchy welts = urticaria which is another type of allergic manifestation. Although it can be challenging sometimes to discover the exact trigger for this type of reaction your doctor can advise effective therapy if allergy persists. ...Read more
I have SLE but not currently on treatment as it has been under control. I have uncontrollable itching all over my body but no visible rash or hives. What could it be or is there a reason to be concerned?
Is the medical term for itchiness and chronic prurtitis is unfortunately one of the most complex medical problems. ...a few "simple" tests and a visit to a Dermatologist are a good start. Testing of LIVER function (especially the so called "obstructive" liver tests, kidney function and some allergy testing are a beginning. NOT TO WORRY but your SYMPTOM needs a solution and treatment
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Tiny raised bumps on my forehead and neck, little itching. My trunk and back look like a small heat rash typically at night. Is this hives?
Hives: A hive lesion does not last for more than 24 hours. If those raised itchy bumps on your skin move from one place to another within a day, they sound like hives. When you don't have lung or GI symptoms, simple otc antihistamine would help in most cases. If you have hives more than 6 weeks, you need to see a physician to be evaluated for chronic hives or chronic urticaria. ...Read more
Why am I itching all over? Tried blood test from doctors not scabies dry skin no rash or hives tried nonscented items like soaps tried less warm showe
Cause, often "missed" is SKIN DRYNESS!!!!
This condition is often called "Winter Itch" although it can occur in any season. Heat being turned on in cold weather dries the skin even faster that's why the condition is more prevalent during winter months!
TRY HUMIDIFIER in your bedroom and run it during day so that when you go to bed the room has a good moisture level!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Rash/hives from drug/sun interaction. I take hydrochlorathiazide for high blood pressure and had too much sun exposure last week. I've now been itching for the past 7 days on arms, legs, and back. I've been treating with over-the-counter cortizone cream,
You: You have phototoxic dermatitis from taking hct and exposing to sun. You should wear a sunscreen when sun exposed at all times. For now you can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a non-sedating antihistamine like Cetirizine and if no better see your doctor, there are other medicines that can be used to clear this. Remember to use sunscreen everytime, and apply frequently when outside. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and then you will know. ...Read more
I am having white pimple type rashes on my hands as well as extreme swelling. It itches and is spreading up my forearm. Is this bad?
I have sever itching with no rash, hive its start about 6 years ago but ocasi onaly but now from 6 to 7 monthits geting sever. In my hair whole body.
Medical exam: Please get a full medical exam and allery evaluation and tratment. ...Read more
What can I do if I took amoxicillin this morning and am itching all over and have a hive-like rash?
Hi doc, I have a reaction that itches it's mosquito like reaction that spreads all over my body it comes out I itch it and hives appear then goes on?
I feel my face is little bit puffy. Last week I suffered from hives now I am good my face seems bit swollen and sometimes it itches. Isthis after effect?
Shouldn't: It should've resolved by now, I don't know that the two are related. However, there may be an on going allergic reaction, look to think what new chemicals you have come in contact with, soaps, detergents, shampoos, etc etc. May take 25-50 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) if needed, and follow up closely with your doctor. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make you sleepy. ...Read more