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How do I control the spreading of hives?

How do I control the spreading of hives?

Many ways: Treatment of hives includes the following: 1. Eliminate or treat the underlying cause 2. Antihistamines like allegra 3. H2 blockers like zantac 4. Steroid pills 5. Doxepin 6. Cyclosporine in severe cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Hives (Definition)

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


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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

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

Itching bites: The otc cortisone is not strong enough for the more tough skin on your legs. You will need a stronger cortisone cream. Get generic zyrtec (cetirizine) for itching. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the itchiness of eczema on teenagers?

Anti itch: There are many OTC products that can be used to reduce itching of eczema. Hydrocortisone can be used as well as Benadrylaatarax and Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) are also available. Moist towels before bed time is also helpful. ...Read more

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How do I reduce the swelling of pimples?

How do I reduce the swelling of pimples?

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

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How do I get rid of hives on one side of body?

How do I get rid of hives on one side of body?

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

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How do you stop the spread of achene?

How do you stop the spread of achene?

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 more

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What are the causes of ultercaria rash and how do i prevent it.

What are the causes of ultercaria rash and how do i prevent it.

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

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What can I do to control the itching of an hsv2 outbreak?

What can I do to control the itching of an hsv2 outbreak?

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

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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

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

Acne: Acne can be a side effect of birth control or from your own hormones during adolescence. Proper skin care is important for management of acne. Other options are possibly trying a different brand of birth control or seeing a dermatologist to help with management of the acne. ...Read more

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I don't have severe acne, but how can I control all of the redness?

I don't have severe acne, but how can I control all of the redness?

Proper cleansing: Some erythema may still be present in the area of acne formation if true acne does not appear. You can use warm compresses and non-oily cream but avoid rubbing or picking at the area. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I cure a heat rash on the side of my vagina?

How do I cure a heat rash on the side of my vagina?

Confirmation: First step is to schedule a visit for an exam to confirm what is causing the rash. Yeast is the most likely cause and over the counter yeast creams are available. ...Read more

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How do I prevent the enlarged cheek fat or puffiness of the face from taking birth control pills?

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

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I have acne scars all over my cheeks and the side of my arms, what medication do you recommend to get rid of them?

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

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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

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

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What can I do to decrease the redness of my acne?

What can I do to decrease the redness of my acne?

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

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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 more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of poison ivy and stop it from spreading (fast)?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of poison ivy and stop it from spreading (fast)?

See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. In the meanwhile, try apply some otc Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 times daily. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the kerion infection fast i tried putting on medicine on it

How do you get rid of the kerion infection fast i tried putting on medicine on it

A : A kerion is a fungal infection and will require an oral medication prescribed by a dermatologist. Read more about fungal infections and treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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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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How do I control the spreading of hives?

Many ways: Treatment of hives includes the following: 1. Eliminate or treat the underlying cause 2. Antihistamines like allegra 3. H2 blockers like zantac 4. Steroid pills 5. Doxepin 6. Cyclosporine in severe cases. ...Read more

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How fast can hives spread?

How fast can hives spread?

Very rapidlly: Some allergic reactions are more aggressive than others and spread rapidly. In this case the patient needs emergency medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Hives have spread from wrist to back and now chest. What's going on and what do I do?

Hives have spread from wrist to back and now chest. What's going on and what do I do?

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

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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 ?

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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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I have chronic unexplained hives, wide spread body pain and recently frequent painful 'charley horses'. Could this be a sign of fibromyalgia?

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

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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

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 more

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After exercising, my daily hives/rash on hands and feet has spread, what to do?

After exercising, my daily hives/rash on hands and feet has spread, what to do?

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

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Hives-like itchy rash on tummy. I don't want it to spread all over. What to do?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Possible: Possible adverse reaction or may be another viral illness that happened at the same time please report this to the office who gave that dtap vaccine. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Many causes: Hives can occur for many reasons, among them are viral infections and resolve on their own. They can also occur from contact, if you have a sensitivity to a new body product or laundry detergent. If the problems continues, consult an allergist to pint point triggers. ...Read more

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Hives from penicillin allergy started 7days ago. The doctor prescribed benadryl+hydrocortisol 4days ago. The skin isno more stiff but redness has spread. Normal?

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 more

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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?

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?

Cutaneous drug rxn.: Cutaneous drug reactions can last 2-6 weeks. Oral steroids can help, but do have significant risks. Avoid all penicillin antibiotics and use caution with cephalosporins due to 10% cross reactivity. ...Read more

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Hives randomly appeared on left arm and spread to stomach and chest, not poison ivy or oak concerned help tried benedril?

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