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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

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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I keep getting hives all over my body (esp legs) and can't figure out a cause! help?

I keep getting hives all over my body (esp legs) and can't figure out a cause! help?

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

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10yo, nonverbal, autism.Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause?Nonewsoap

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

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I have a throat infection can this be the cause of hives on my leg like the doctor said?

I have a throat infection can this be the cause of hives on my leg like the doctor said?

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

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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?

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

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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!

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

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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 ?

Allergic reaction: You are having a generalized allergic reaction. Hives can occur anywhere on the body. Many things can trigger an allergic reaction, certain foods, medication, insect bites are the most common causes. I suggest you seek immediate medical treatment. ...Read more

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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

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