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How Do I Control The Spreading Of Hives
I have many mosquito bites on my legs and cannot stop itching them to the point of bleeding how can I stop the itching? Otc cortesone didn't help
Natural process: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Whether the hives are localized or generalized, the first line treatment for hives is oral antihistamines. There are several new generation antihistamines including zyrtec, Allegra and claritin (loratadine). The distribution of one sided is curious. Take a photo and see an allergist or dermatologist. They can assist in determining cause and more specific treatment. ...Read more
Do you mean Acne?: I assume u mean Acne? Acne is not contagious like a virus or poison ivy, and doesn't spread by touch. Acne is due to a combination of androgen hormone activity, excessive sebum production, clogged pores, inflammation and secondary infection. Individuals are affected differently in severity and affected areas. There are several treatment options depending on severity. See ur dr to discuss options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic reaction: Urticaria are caused by an allergic reaction. Prevention centers around avoiding the substance that you are allergic to. Common causes are medications, certain foods, cat dander, just to name a few. An OTC anti-histamine can help with itching but ultimately you and doctor will need to determine the source of your allergy. Good luck. ...Read more
Anesthetic cream?: A mild anesthetic cream might help, with active ingredient benzocaine. But not an "anti-itch" cream with hydrocortisone, which could delay healing. Brief treatment (1-2 days) with acyclovir or valacyclovir can speed healing if started at the very beginning of an outbreak, before it blisters. Even better, take either drug continuously to prevent outbreaks. Talk with doctor about a prescription. ...Read more
I take birth control for cysts but it's causing me to breakout really bad! How do I get rid of the acne and is this normal? The acne also itches badly
What to do if i'm in sooooo much pain! my whole body from the neck down is cover of flea bites!how do I get rid of the iching?
Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itching. A paste made of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water can be applied to bites. The bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. Many people elect to hire an exterminator. ...Read more
How do I prevent the enlarged cheek fat or puffiness of the face from taking birth control pills?
Not a side effect: Most women have no problems with birth control pills, but occasionally side effects such as breakthrough bleeding, nausea, headaches, mood changes, or breast tenderness. Most women do not gain weight with the pill. "cheet fat/puffiness" is not something that i would say is likely to be due to the pill. ...Read more
I have acne scars all over my cheeks and the side of my arms, what medication do you recommend to get rid of them?
Serious Rx: I am VERY sorry you've ended up with scarring, and even more sorry that you're not already under the care of a competent physician who should have been managing this all along. A combination of topical benzoyl peroxide plus an antibiotic may be enough, or the oral contraceptive pill, spironolactone, or isotretinoin may clear you. You can't remove the scars but you can stop new ones from forming. ...Read more
How worried should I be about the rashes the mosquito bites have caused & how do I get rid of the rashes?? I've had the rashes since the 4th of July
Dermatologist: Mosquito bites can become secondarily infected, but the infected skin(cellulitis) wouldn't lie relatively dormant for over 2 weeks untreated without significant consequences. The rashes may be a allergic response to the bites. A dermatologist can advise you best after examining you. ...Read more
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more
What is the safest birth control to take for water weight gain swellind of the arms legs breast during menstrual cycle dr recently put me on beyaz to treat the symptoms but do not like what i hear about the pill
Combination "pill": An oral contraceptive, which is a combination of both estrogen and Progesterone will be the safest oral contraceptive. Progesterone only in high dosage prevents ovulation 97-99% of the time and estrogen negative feedback on the leutinizing hormone prevents lh surge, which is necessary for ovulation.Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of poison ivy and stop it from spreading (fast)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hive challenge: Hives (urticaria) are very annoying, itchy and frustrating to both patients and physicians. For acute hives (lasting less than 6 weeks) frequently a cause is found when a very detailed history is taken by a physician experienced in diagnosing and treating hives. These triggers can be medications, stings/bites, foods, and even infections. It is common for hives to "come and go.". ...Read more
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 ?
I have chronic unexplained hives, wide spread body pain and recently frequent painful 'charley horses'. Could this be a sign of fibromyalgia?
Hives: Chronic hives of over 6weeks duration deserve work up as it can be a sign of serious underlying disease. For potential causes: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. They are not associated with fibromyalgia and suggest an alternative diagnosis. A virtual consult to discuss triggers and treatment options can help. ...Read more
One year old, breaking out in hives? My daughter is having horrible diarrhea. It has been going on for 3 weeks now. Last night she had broken out into hives that continued to spread all night. They were abnormally large and purple, with white on the insid
See doctor: I am more concerned over your daughter getting dehydrated from so much diarrhea at this age. The appearance of hives however suggests that this may be a viral infection unless she was given an antibiotic which she is allergic to. You need to get her to a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hives spread from my armpits to almost my entire body in under 20 minutes, and my eye started to swell. Is this a sign of a severe reaction?
As rash spread from chest to neck although i didnt put anything on neck-i have hives rather.will oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be strong enough to treat hives?
Usually: Yes that will usually make them go away. See your dermatologist if it persists. ...Read more
Exercise hives: Cholinergic urticaria occurs following sweating/exercise when acetylcholine receptors stimulate sweat glands to make sweat. It can be a difficult thing to treat, antihistamines should be tried first line prior to exercise but desensitization programs by an allergist would likely result in the most long lasting result. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a allergic reaction (hives). Im breakin out on my hands and vagina.(spread there last time) can it be an allergic reaction?
Visit allergist: A physician should perform a physical exam and review your symptoms history and any medications you might be taking. They can recommend an aggressive antihistamine regimen including h1 and h2 antihistamines and might include a lt rc blocker such as singulair (montelukast). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I play basketball and i just recently have gotten hives after a game! it starts when my ears become numb then spreads all over my body! help please?
18 mo dtap 8/19 mon that night fever next day vomit2x diarrhea x3days wed hives/rash at inject site rash spread to les scant on torso now adversereac?
I have a rash or hives that started on sides of stomach, spread to inside arms, my neck, all over stomach. Its been 8 days. Any idea what it is?
Hives from penicillin allergy started 7days ago. The doctor prescribed benadryl+hydrocortisol 4days ago. The skin isno more stiff but redness has spread. Normal?
Penicillin Allergy: Penicillin allergy often abates as soon as the medication is stopped and treatment applied when indicated. The skin lesions often prevail for a while, but usually they disappear after a week or two baring any sequela that could have arisen from scratching, scarring etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hv allerg. Rxn to pcn that tk 6 days ago, went 2 er. Still vry itchy -skin is down from rash to hives-why am i seeing rash spread to hands and feet?
Hives randomly appeared on left arm and spread to stomach and chest, not poison ivy or oak concerned help tried benedril?
See derm: What you're describing could be one of any number of things if it is true hives should have responded somewhat two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) i would see your doctor to have it looked at you can start with your primary doctor but if you can go to a dermatologist that would be best to proper diagnosis and treatment plan can be implemented. ...Read more
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