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Hives All Over Body Legs Cause
Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen
Hive & rash: You have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. Good luck ...Read more
What causes someone to break out in hives all over body? About 25 hives. Mainly on torso few on arms and legs. They've been there for about 2 days
Hives: Hives are red, raised and intensely itchy bumps that have multiple causes. If you have tried avoidance measures, then maybe you should see an allergist for evaluation. Keep showers cool, topical anti-itch creams and oral non-sedating antihistamines at a dose of twice daily as opposed to once daily. ...Read more
10yo, nonverbal, autism. Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause? Nonewsoap
Food, drug or virus: Acute hives are hives lasting less than 6 weeks. Major causes are food allergies, drug allergies & reactions, & viral infections. Streptococcal tonsillitis causes about 10% of acute hives. Dr. Pizzo covered foods. Common medications causing hives: antibiotics & anti-inflammatory agents like Aspirin & ibuprofen. If no fever present try a daily antihistamine. Fexofenadine has no behavioral effects. ...Read more
Hives: When a cause for hives can be found, it's most likely an infection. Viral upper respiratory infections cause about 40% of hives rashes. Fortunately, these hives outbreaks resolve as the infection resolves. A chronic bacterial infection, especially sinusitis, may be the culprit if a case of hives is lingering. Other causes include food, medication, certain disease states, and even stress. ...Read more
I woke up with 5 hives, 4 on my leg & 1 on my arm. All on right side of my body. I haven't changed my diet or detergent. They are extremely itchy.
Began suffering from hives, and can a new watchband cause this, even though the rashes are not on the watch arm, but the legs and trunk?
Watchband reactions: Reactions to watchbands tend to be related to the presence of nickel in the band. Nickel is a metal that some people have a reaction to (irritant contact dermatitis) when there is prolonged contact. The reaction takes place at the site of contact, and is usually a red rash sometimes with cracked skin, rather than hives. ...Read more
I have white bumpy hives all over my thighs and legs and is very itchy what could have caused that to happen? Now my arms are starting to itch!
Sounds like hives: Hives are raised itchy bumps, splotches, or welts caused by histamine, a chemical released during an allergic reaction. Blocking histamine by taking oral anti-histamine can help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For people over age 2 yr, zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) can be used. A doctor can look to help figure out what the reaction is to (viruses, meds, foods, pets, etc.). ...Read more
I've been breaking out with hives all over my body neck chest arms legs and thighs mainly on thighs the most but all over my body why is that?
Got bad hives yesterday a.m on my legs/butt and a couple on arms. Am on predisone/ benadryl (diphenhydramine). Can cigarettes cause this? I just started smoking again.
Cigs & hives?: While it pains me to say this, it's unlikely that cigarette smoking is the source of your hives. It sounds like you have some conditions that would lead us to believe that you are prone to atopy/allergy. Best to ring your doc to determine what the cause of your hives is! I know this wasn't your q, but if you feel ready, you may also want to think about discussing smoking cessation. Be well :) ...Read more
Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)
Rash: Your rash may or may not be related to food allergies and the foods you mentioned, especially cucumbers, are rarely associated with this type of rash. I think you need to have your rash examined to determine what it is. ...Read more
Got a rash on legs knees elbows and buttocks from being at the beach today. Any ideas what caused this? Not itchy- but looked like hives.
Several factors can cause you to be itchy after a trip to the beach. Bugs, like sand fleas and the mosquito, are not uncommon on some beaches. The sand itself can cause irritations, especially to sensitive skin or freshly shaved skin. Another cause could be sweat dermatitis, which is a rash caused when sweat is trapped in the skin. Itching and tiny red spots are a characteristic of this rash.
Severe itching on arms and legs for past week, on absorica final month, derm gave some flcuconicmide, scratching causes small white welts, hives maybe?
I have itchy bumps that appeal on my body everyday, mostly on my legs, arms and stomach area. Don't know if they are hives or not.
Allergy or: Viral rash or bug bites, find out if you have lice/fleas if have animals, there is scabies too, usually trak like lesions inbetween fingers/armpits, groin. Try washing clothes in different detergent, take antihistamine like loratadine or Zyrtec or Benadryl/allegra. try over the counter steroid crewan hydrocortisone, new food? Might be allergic. If viral will pass. If no see dermatologist ...Read more
I'm 7 weeks pregnant and suddenly developed horrible hives all over my arms and legs. Do they go away after my body is use to the hormone change?
Possibly: Pregnancy can cause all sorts of hormonal and other changes. Cetirizine and Loratadine are pregnancy class b, so these can be safely used during the pregnancy if the hives do not resolve on their own within a short period of time. Your OB and allergist can work together to help in this circumstance. ...Read more
Red itchy bumps with white circle around them on legs and stomach. Look like tiny hives. Food allergy cause? Would I see a derm?
How long?: How long have you had this problem and how long does each bump stays around? If the problem cannot be controlled with antihistamine or lasts more than 8 weeks, consider seeing an allergist. Does heat, stress, or exercise trigger it? If so, it may just be a condition known as cholinergic urticaria. Tell us more about your condition. ...Read more
I had strep infection that caused RHD last year. My ESR and ASO is now ok but rashes and hives still apppears on my legs, arms and hands... Pls help.
Can inhaling an allergen (pollen/dust) cause hives like symptoms on the skin (like on arms, legs, waist, neck)?
I believe I'm having an allergic reaction to something I ate yesterday. I had sushi for the first time and now my body is covered in hives all over, including my legs, chest, stomach, neck and arms. I took two Benadryl yesterday and they cleared up but no
Sushi: Allergy or any seafood allergy is common, even if you ate it before, sushi and other eastern seafood contain many unknown ingredients, better to avoid eating it again, keep an antihistaminic as cetirizine or loratadine handy case you develop a reaction again, be cautious when eating food with unknown ingredients, you might want to see an allergist if the problem continues, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org ...Read more
5 year old son woke up with hives all over his body (arms, abdomen, back, buttocks, legs, feet, hands, ears, neck, face) yesterday (monday) morning. I?
Viral infection?: At that age, food allergy or a viral infection would be the most likely cause. If it is from food allergy, it should be gone in less than a day unless he continues to eat the same food. If from viral infection, it may last up to a few weeks and may get worse before it gets better. Try antihistamine up to 3x day. If problem persists, see allergist. ...Read more
I don't think so: If what you mean by "lighten of the legs and arms" is lighter color of the skin, then no urticaria does not do that. Urticaria is a skin rash which can be caused by many allergic and non-allergic causes. You should see a dermatologist rather than making your own diagnosis. ...Read more
I have urticaria. Cause: extreme cold air. My skin Inflames. Face. Legs. Hands. Face. How can I prevent this from happening? Goes away when warm again
Cold Urticaria: 21 year old lady with cold urticaria of unknown duration. Studies show that cold urticaria is more common in young adults and usually resolves within a few years. To prevent cold urticaria is to avoid sudden changes in temperature. You can also take over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec or get a script for levocetirizine (Xyzal) before exposing yourself to cold weather, and dress warm. ...Read more
I have red bumps sporadically located around my body, including legs arms and genitals. Dr says Urticaria but antihistamine isn't helping. Thoughts?
Arm and leg numbness. Dr said back nerves inflamed. Possibly demyelination, hive neuropathy. Lyrica (pregabalin) caused panic. Any other treatment options?
I got bitten on my leg and arm it got itcy and big. Went 2 weeks later. Everytime I go out in the sun I get hives that itch. In shade np.9months now.
Solar Urticaria: Solar urticaria (hives) involves developing hives within minutes after direct exposure of the skin to sunlight. The hives should occur only on skin that is uncovered. This condition is extremely rare and is diagnosed by phototesting. Typical treatment involves limiting exposure to sunlight and treating with daily non-sedating antihistamines. See Allergist to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Any drug or food which causes problem should be avoided whenever possible since the next reaction may be much more severe. Talk to your doctor to get an alternate RX. ...Read more
My daughter cut her leg swinging on a rope in a lake ever since this has happened she has had hives it has been 3 months nothing is helping could she?
Chronic urticaria: I assume your daughter is not taking Aspirin or any other daily medicine. Hives every day for 3 months is chronic urticaria. This is due to nervous mast cells producing histamine. It is not allergy. Try generic antihistamine. Cirtrazine (zyrtec) will help. Get 10 mg pills. If 1 a day does not stop hives, she may need 2 or 3 a day. If she is sleepy on this try Loratadine (claratin). See a dermatol. ...Read more