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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?

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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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What could I do to make hives stop itching?

What could I do to make hives stop itching?

Antihistamines: The standard treatment for hives is antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec or allegra. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also help but has the risk of drowsiness and delayed reaction time. If possible, the cause of the hives should be identified so avoidance measures can be taken as well. A cool shower may give some relief. Topical creams are not helpful. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my hives from itching?

What can be done to stop my hives from itching?

Hives: First, find out the cause by seeing your doc or an allergist. Meantime try an otc antihistamine. ...Read more

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I just had my left knee replaced 10days ago. Two days ago all around my knee started breaking out like hives and itching like crazy. I have had my rt?

I just had my left knee replaced 10days ago. Two days ago all around my knee started breaking out like hives and itching like crazy. I have had my rt?

Contact allergy: The timing is compatible with a newly developed contact allergy to things applied on your knee around the surgery. The most likely culprits include glue from tape, anti-septic prep, or even latex. If the incision site looks clean, a topical cortisone can be used (but avoid the site of the incision). Ice pack may calm the itching as well as joint swelling as well. ...Read more

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Can I take a 180 mg OTC Allegra (fexofenadine) twice a day? Severe allergies (hives and itching), unable to see doctor for another week or so. Need relief.

Can I take a 180 mg OTC Allegra (fexofenadine) twice a day? Severe allergies (hives and itching), unable to see doctor for another week or so. Need relief.

Don't wait 4 a week: Please see an allergist/your doctor sooner, two tablets of allegra (fexofenadine) 180 is already over precsribed for OTC strength, you need to be evaluated and prescribed prescription strength meds, goodluck ...Read more

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I'm having allergic reaction to antibiotic (hives and itching). Can I continue my antibiotic treatment if I pair it with antihistamines?

I'm having allergic reaction to antibiotic (hives and itching). Can I continue my antibiotic treatment if I pair it with antihistamines?

No: An antihistamine would mask some of the obvious signs of the allergic reaction while other more dangerous mediators remain unchecked. There are almost always good alternative antibiotics. ...Read more

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I start runnin or doing cardio workouts like my body began to breakout in hives n itch really bad. It's not the environment it happens everywhere help?

I start runnin or doing cardio workouts like my body began to breakout in hives n itch really bad. It's not the environment it happens everywhere help?

Exercise urticaria: This sounds like exercise induced urticaria. It could also be cholanergic urticaria which can have more serious allergic consequences, including life-threatening anaphalaxis. See an allergist to help you manage the symptoms. ...Read more

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Husband has been sitting on the same recliner for 10 years. This week he developed hives that itch on the back of his elbows and his bottom. Cause?

Husband has been sitting on the same recliner for 10 years. This week he developed hives that itch on the back of his elbows and his bottom. Cause?

Prob unrelated.: I greatly doubt that the itchy hives are from the recliner unless you have recently applied a solution, to which your husband may have become allergic, on the recliner. Try antihistamine first. If the problem continues, consult a derm/allergist. If you had indeed applied a new solvent to the recliner within days prior to the onset, remove it with a dishwater detergent ...Read more

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Iv got diarrhea sickness & hives that itch what cud this be?

Iv got diarrhea sickness & hives that itch what cud this be?

Diarrhea/hives: It may be the diarrheal illness is an infection and the hives are a result of the infection. Be checked and treated. All the best. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Started having hives/itching. They come on at any time. Normal allergies have never been this way. It can start on any part of the body.

Started having hives/itching. They come on at any time. Normal allergies have never been this way. It can start on any part of the body.

Urticaria: 50% of the time one would never know the cause of allergic reaction. Spontaneous or idiopathic urticaria (for now) could be due to heat, cold, exposure to sun, any specific ingredient in the food that you are taking, detergent, air born (from the tree or grass). If they are happening very frequently or severely then you need to see the doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What's happening chemically in the body when you break out in hives and severe itching/stinging from heat? Cholinergic urticaria. How is this happen?

What's happening chemically in the body when you break out in hives and severe itching/stinging from heat? Cholinergic urticaria. How is this happen?

Vasoactive Amines: Your body is more reactive to the heat and releases chemicals that cause urticaria. This answer in part depends on the rest of your health. Your body releases these chemicals known as vasoactive amines that cause the swelling and itching that you see with your urticaria ...Read more

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The last 2months somedays I get 1or2 pimples (look like hives)and are itching (mild).mainly when I wakeup. Used to get them after hot baths in the past?

The last 2months somedays I get 1or2 pimples (look like hives)and are itching (mild).mainly when I wakeup. Used to get them after hot baths in the past?

No need to worry: Your skin may be bit sensitive to heat or warmth, if that's really bothersome, you may take OTC antihistamine like cetirizine, loratadine or fexofenadine, but read the labels carefully, if that doesn't control the symptoms, see your doctor / dermatologist ...Read more

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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.

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

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Had severe hives, itching, redness&swelling. Got an epi pen injection@urgent care, hives went away&came back. What's next step? Pcp, allergy test, etc?

Had severe hives, itching, redness&swelling. Got an epi pen injection@urgent care, hives went away&came back. What's next step? Pcp, allergy test, etc?

Antihistamine: Unless you have respiratory problem or going into shock, Epinephrine is not that usual treatment. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 times per day and see if this helps. If not, consult your doctor to see if Prednisone may be needed. Usually we don't do a workup unless the hives have been present for more than 6- 8 weeks. ...Read more

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I got tibia fracture so I began to take alfacalcidol. 25 mcg (plus sunlight)for one month then increased dose to. 5 mcg to 13 days then I got Allergy, hives, itching so I want to stop alfacacidol taking, how can I do that in right way?

I got tibia fracture so I began to take alfacalcidol. 25 mcg (plus sunlight)for one month then increased dose to. 5 mcg to 13 days then I got Allergy, hives, itching so I want to stop alfacacidol taking, how can I do that in right way?

You can discontinue.: It would be very unusual to have an allergic reaction to a vitamin D supplement, so I'm not sure stopping it will fix your problem. However, it is safe to discontinue vitamin D supplementation immediately without weaning to smaller doses first. ...Read more

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I'm on Prednisolone and Allegra (fexofenadine) for a severe allergy attack (hives, itching, swollen eyes) Can I safely take Valium to help me relax and sleep?

I'm on Prednisolone and Allegra (fexofenadine) for a severe allergy attack (hives, itching, swollen eyes) Can I safely take Valium to help me relax and sleep?

Yes: Sometimes prednisolone and other steroid products can cause insomnia or restless sleep. While allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine and has a potential for drowsiness, it is of low potential. It is ok to take valium at night but I would not do it indefinitely because can be habit forming. ...Read more

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Why don't some hives itch?

Are you sure?: Do you really have hives since nearly all hives itch. A bump on the skin is not necessarily a hive. ...Read more

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I keep getting these randome hives that comes, itch like crazy and then go away. What could it be?

Quick overview: Acute hives lasting <6 weeks: food or drug allergy, viral or streptococcal infections. Chronic hives >6 weeks: common: idiopathic & autoimmune; rare: parasites, malignancy, mastocytosis, food allergy. Physical urticaria: due to increased mast cell fragility: dermatographism (literally skin writing), pressure, delayed pressure, vibration, cold, hot, sunlight. If answer not obvious see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have been feeling really tired and when I exercise I break out in hives and this itch and it happens whenever I'm not working out?

I have been feeling really tired and when I exercise I break out in hives and this itch and it happens whenever I'm not working out?

Hives: Hives or urticaria can occur like this and are referred to a exercise-induced uricaria. Certain individuals get it in hot showers or when they sweat. This is a physical "allergy" type of reaction. If you also get itchinbg otherwise go to an allergist and have tests since this can also occur with food or food additive allergy and let them help you. ...Read more

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My hives don't itch, do I have hiv?

My hives don't itch, do I have hiv?

HIV: Whether or not you have hives that do not itch has nothing to do with whether or not you may have HIV disease. If you think you may have been exposed go and go tested for this and for all other stds. And be careful out there. ...Read more

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I break out in very bad large hives. Itch terribly. I have been allergy tested, all neg. What may b cause?

I break out in very bad large hives. Itch terribly. I have been allergy tested, all neg. What may b cause?

Damn hives: Most people that have chronic urticaria, hives lasting more than 6 weeks, have ciu, chronic idiopathic urticaria. Allergy is probably responsible for only 5 - 10% of ciu. Recent data suggests some chronic hives are autoimmune and occasionally they can be a marker of other systemic diseases. A good history will usually direct evaluation if any. Controlling medications reason for allergist consult. ...Read more

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My fiance has serious allergies but we are having issues with what the cause is, she will randomly break out in hives, itch all over, cant breathe?

My fiance has serious allergies but we are having issues with what the cause is, she will randomly break out in hives, itch all over, cant breathe?

See an allergist: She may very well have urticaria/angioedema, most of the time no clear cause can be elicited, but she needs good management. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more