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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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?

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?

Hives: They sound like hives. Try antihistamine up to every 6 hrs to see if it helps. If not, see doctor. Even if it helps, if they persist over 6 weeks, see allergist. ...Read more

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When I get hot, my body stings and it itches. I tend to get black marks. I don't think it's heat hives. I get these marks on my back and chest. Help?

When I get hot, my body stings and it itches. I tend to get black marks. I don't think it's heat hives. I get these marks on my back and chest. Help?

More details.: How long have you had this problem? Are the marks black and not red at all? How long does each of the mark stay with you? Do these marks appear when you are exercising or taking a hot shower or only during the cooling down period? ...Read more

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I have blisters like bug bit size from my hands to my t shirt line. The itch very bad and sometimes when it itches it looks like hives. Any ideas?

I have blisters like bug bit size from my hands to my t shirt line. The itch very bad and sometimes when it itches it looks like hives. Any ideas?

See doctor: If these have been present for less than a week or so, it is ok to use Hydrocortisone cream. But if it is getting worse or lasting longer than that, you will need to see your doctor to get the area examined. If the blisters are oozing, you need to see your doctor immediately. Since you stated my hands, I presume they involve both sides. ...Read more

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Swollen pimples on forehead, one big one and a few small though they were hives but now suspect pimple, have been icing it, it doesn't hurt, itches though?

Swollen pimples on forehead, one big one and a few small though they were hives but now suspect pimple, have been icing it, it doesn't hurt, itches though?

Hives vs pimples: Typically acne doesn't itch but rather looks like pus-filled, sometimes painful bumps. Check out https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/for-kids/about-skin/acne-pimples-and-zits & https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/for-kids/about-skin/acne-pimples-and-zits/treating-pimples. Hives are itchy & don't appear full of pus. Check out http://goo. Gl/v31okZ & http://goo. Gl/2dmzkm. Go see your Dermatolgi ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've been taking amoxicillin for a week now and woke up with itching red hives all over my entire body. Its spreading and itches bad. What to do?

I've been taking amoxicillin for a week now and woke up with itching red hives all over my entire body. Its spreading and itches bad. What to do?

Amox: Stop the medication, take any oral antihistamine, call your doctor to refer you to an allergist a let your treating physician know you had to stop the antibiotic. ...Read more

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About two and half months ago I started experiencing first pricky skin in different spots then my skin feels like its on fire them itches like crazy then I get big welts like hives them it just disappears and its fine just happens out of no where at anyti

About two and half months ago I started experiencing first pricky skin in different spots then my skin feels like its on fire them itches like crazy then I get big welts like hives them it just disappears and its fine just happens out of no where at anyti

Likle hives: Hives are usually itchy red spots that comes and goes quickly. They can be caused by allergy, viral infections, and autoimmunity (reacting to yourself). Antibiotics can cause a reaction as long as two weeks after stopping it and persist up to 6 months (recurrently). Foods reactions occur usually quickly after eating the food and clears in 24 hours. Autoimmune can occur sporadically for no reason. ...Read more

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Clindamycin rash side effect lasts how long? Itches! Like hives?

Clindamycin rash side effect lasts how long? Itches! Like hives?

Days: It may last several days. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine up to 4x daily to see if this helps. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hives on both hands, small bumps and itches for no reason, what can cause this?

Palm or dorsal: If on palmer side r/o drug reaction. Or hyperhydrosis i.E block sweatglands, you can take claritine, wash hand often, 1% h-c cream or pure aloe can help. ...Read more

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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?

Urticaria: Depends on whether it is acute (less than 6 weeks) or chronic (more than 6 weeks). If acute, it will resolve on its own. Chronic hives are usually autoimmune or idiopathic (fancy word for "no known cause"). ...Read more

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I have hives all across my stomach after gb surgery 2 days ago I have steri-strips with a orangish chemical underneath it. It itches near incisions?

I have hives all across my stomach after gb surgery 2 days ago I have steri-strips with a orangish chemical underneath it. It itches near incisions?

Depends: Any known medication or chemical allergies?
Common irritants are our skin preps- iodine, chlorides, soaps, or mechanical with clipping and tapes.
Most resolve quickly unless really allergic. ...Read more

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*urgent*after using clotrimazole2% vaginal cream, I got irritation on skin, legs, shoulders, it itches, look like small hives. I stopped using it, still itch?

Drug reaction: Drug reactions can have different forms. Hives (urticaria) is one of them. Any medication can produce hives. First thing to do is stop the medication. Hives are due to histamine release in the skin. Antihistamines usually help reduce this reaction. If antihistamines do not help, please see your doctor. If there is any swelling of lips, tongue or throat, please go to emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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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

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I keep getting bumps/hives on my arms and legs. It itches and then after 25 min goes away then reappears. No changes in anything meds or lotions etc.

Acute hives: This is called acute urticaria (chronic if over 6 wks duration) which may be caused by a viral infection, drug allergy, or other factors. Most can be controlled by taking an antihistamine. If not controlled with antihistamine or lasting more than 6 wks, consult an allergist. Stop any drug or supplement introduced within 2 weeks prior to onset if applicable. ...Read more

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I have been itching on and off for the last 3 years. No bruises or hives unless I scratch, sometimes the bottom of my feet itches. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not worki?

I have been itching on and off for the last 3 years. No bruises or hives unless I scratch, sometimes the bottom of my feet itches. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not worki?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...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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How can I preventmy hives from an allegic reaction from itching?

How can I preventmy hives from an allegic reaction from itching?

Antihistamines: Trials of antihistamines, usually starting with the non-sedating and low-sedating ones such as Allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec. There is a whole list of drugs that we work through. ...Read more

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What to do if I've broke out in hives, how can I keep it from itching?

What to do if I've broke out in hives, how can I keep it from itching?

Antihistamines: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful for acute hives. If you have persistent hive reactions consider being seen by an Allergist for further treatment and evaluation. There are many triggers of hives so determining right trigger is important moving forward. ...Read more

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I have itching terribly because of target hives, what can I do for relief?

I have itching terribly because of target hives, what can I do for relief?

Target hives?: This is erythema multiforme until proved otherwise and this can be very serious. Get with your physician now. If you are taking some medication that you can stop safely, stop it now. ...Read more

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How can I reduce itching and swelling due to hives?

How can I reduce itching and swelling due to hives?

Antihistamine: The combination treatment, sedating and nonsedating antihistamines, e, g, Atarax (hydroxyzine) plus zyrtec, works well. Known trigger should be avoided as well. ...Read more

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Non itching hives appear on skin for no reason? What could this be?

Non itching hives appear on skin for no reason? What could this be?

Rash: Hives usually present as red, raised, itchy lesions that can be small or large. "Hives" are often used non-specifically to describe many different skin lesions so I would have your rash looked at directly in order to make the correct diagnosis. Hives do tend to itch and individual lesions usually appear and resolve completely within 24 hours. See your doctor for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have itching and hives for over 3 weeks gets more itchy after showering or swimming in lake what is this, what can I do for relief?

I have itching and hives for over 3 weeks gets more itchy after showering or swimming in lake what is this, what can I do for relief?

Simple Rx: This is probably cholinergic urticaria. It requires no treatment unless it really bothers you. Antihistamines, propranolol, danazol, or topical benzoyl scopolamine have all been reported to help some people. ...Read more

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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

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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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