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Can hives have small white bumps in the center?

Can hives have small white bumps in the center?

Not likely: Hives can sometimes appear with a central area of pallor (whiteness) with surrounding redness. However, "small white bumps" is a bit vague in description. Hives are often (but not always) very itchy, and can be aggravated by heat, pressure, and other things. If your symptoms do not go away, see your doctor so you can be properly examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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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 have had a dry red itchy rash on my neck for 2 months.  sometimes it gets irritated and gets what looks like hives on it...White bumps.  ?

I have had a dry red itchy rash on my neck for 2 months.  sometimes it gets irritated and gets what looks like hives on it...White bumps.  ?

Contact dermatitis: This sounds like a contact dermatitis - either allergic or irritant. Very possibly related to necklace or other article of clothing that may come in comtact with that area. ...Read more

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Bumps all over and become bigger if I scratch-- is it hives?

Bumps all over and become bigger if I scratch-- is it hives?

Could be: Hives are bumpy, itchy and enlarge if scratch. If indiviual bumps last longer than 24 hours or leave a bruise or pigmentation when they resolve, then these aren't typical hives and an md should be consulted. If taking Cetirizine (generic zyrtec) 10 mg, 1 tablet per day eliminates all itching and skin changes, then it is likely that you have hives. Check with an allergist for proper management. ...Read more

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I feel like my skin is crawling all over. No hives or bumps. No dry skin.

I feel like my skin is crawling all over. No hives or bumps. No dry skin.

Nerves?: It could be a sensation of nerves/anxiety. Do you feel nervous? Worried about something? restless? ...Read more

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After running(exercise) I break out in hives. Today it was only 4 bumps but Its been all over my body once. Only has happened 3 times not every time?

After running(exercise)  I break out in hives. Today it was only 4 bumps  but Its been all over my body once. Only has happened 3 times not every time?

See an allergist: What you have is exercise-induced urticaria. It remain as urticaria only, but can develop into a more serious reaction. Rarely, it is caused by allergy to a food that you eat AND exercise within 2 hours from eating to suffer the reaction. In the meantime don't eat for 2 hours before you run and take an antihistamine such as fexofenadine 180mg 30 minutes before you run. See an allergist ASAP. ...Read more

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Are bumps on my hand a sign of hives?

Are bumps on my hand a sign of hives?

Hives: Hives come up suddenly in itch very intensely. They also usually disappear and may come and go. Other types of bumps that don't itch are usually not hives. ...Read more

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What are good ways to cure itchy bumps/hives?

What are good ways to cure itchy bumps/hives?

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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What do hives look like? Are they little red bumps?

Yes: Hives, also known as urticaria, have the appearance of pale red, raised, itchy bumps. The size of each lesion can vary but can include being small in size. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a good way to cure itchy skin like bumps/hives?

I was wondering what's a good way to cure itchy skin like bumps/hives?

Moisturizing: Most itchy skin is caused by dry skin. Moisturizing on a consistent basis and especially after showering can be helpful. Using an OTC cortisone, sparingly on bad areas may also help. ...Read more