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What cause red itchy skin and hives around border of mouth? Lasts no more than an hour.

What cause red itchy skin and hives around border of mouth? Lasts no more than an hour.

With the temporary: Nature sounds like some allergic response to quick exposure, i.e. nail polish, acidic foods. See derm when rash present ...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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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

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I have reoccurring hives I don't know if I should see a doctor about it and I have very itchy skin?

I have reoccurring hives I don't know if I should see a doctor about it and I have very itchy skin?

Yes you need 2 c MD: Recurring hives and very itchy skin could be chronic urticaria, please see an Allergist / Dermatologist ...Read more

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Child vomiting hives and itchy skin is allergy liquid enough? Was given allergy liquid and has calmed the skin and vomiting has stopped is the child ok?

Child vomiting hives and itchy skin is allergy liquid enough? Was given allergy liquid and has calmed the skin and vomiting has stopped is the child ok?

Those: Those are very concerning symptoms for anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, and the child should be immediately evaluated. It also needs to be determined, if not already done, what the child is allergic to. Please see your pediatrician or an er immediately if signs or symtpoms of acute allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. Also ask about medications you may need for future attacks, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or even an epi-pen. ...Read more

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Itchy skin always itching been hapoen for a year now gotten worst. I have soft skin and I changed fabric. Soap. No tags I get bad hives all over.

Itchy skin always itching been hapoen for a year now gotten worst. I have soft skin and I changed fabric. Soap. No tags I get bad hives all over.

Itchy!: You need a complete medical work up including blood work to determine why you are itching an allergy work up is also worth while. In the meantime you might try taking oatmeal baths. ...Read more

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Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?

Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?

Possibly: This sounds like it could be eczema, especially since you have a family history. I would have it checked by your primary provider. There are multiple treatments available. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

Likely allergic: Urticaria or allergy causing itching all over with wattery nasal discharge & even feeling warm but an immunological reaction from your eczema; systemic reaction is posible. Get an allergist to see you. ...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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Dermatographic urticaria for over a year, 3 hard immobile lumps under skin, very itchy skin. What could this be? I am 23 and cancer is in my family.

Dermatographic urticaria for over a year, 3 hard immobile lumps under skin, very itchy skin. What could this be? I am 23 and cancer is in my family.

A few things: The most common causes of "lumps under the skin" (mobile or nonmobile) are lipomas (growth of fatty tissue) or cysts, which are both benign but can cause problems if they continue to grow. I don't think the itchy skin is related. There are various other growths/tumors that can present like this. I recommend having it evaluated by a dermatologist to determine if these should be excised. ...Read more

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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine? If so how long will it last?

Itch and Olanzapine: Abrupt discontinuation of a medication such as Olanzapine and other psychoactive medications can result in acute rebound symptoms, such as mood changes, agitation, restlessness and anxiety. Duration can vary. You mention only itchy skin. Are you experiencing any other symptoms? Itching can be a sign of resultant anxiety and discomfort from stopping medication. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for the last 10 years I have experienced itchy skin when exposed to heat, when on holiday abroad I have to s?

What to do for the last 10 years I have experienced itchy skin when exposed to heat, when on holiday abroad I have to s?

Sun allergy?: Some people can be allergic to the sun. The only way to prevent this is to cover up and try to avoid exposure as best you can. Antihistamines don't really work for this. ...Read more

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Had itchy skin all over my body last 5 months developed red spots which spread everyday?

Had itchy skin all over my body last 5 months developed red spots which spread everyday?

Itchy skin: 21F England: Had itchy skin all over my body last 5 months developed red spots which spread everyday? ANS: need picture and more on meds and other illnesses and what kind of work you do. Happy do 2nd opinion to get more information and help. ...Read more

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Constant itchy skin for the last 2 month seemed to notice it Started since getting the contraceptive injection?

Constant itchy skin for the last 2 month seemed to notice it Started since getting the contraceptive injection?

Progesterone allergy: The only way to tell would be to stop the injection for a certain time (length depends on the duration of action) and see if the itching goes away. If the injection is a progesterone, one must consider progesterone allergy to be a culprit. You medical condition listed you as being pregnant and thus I wonder why the BC -since the horse has already left the barn? ...Read more

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If taking apo - ROXITHROMYCIN 150mg for 3 days, developing an itchy skin and stopping on doctors advice, how long before the bad reaction stops?

If taking apo - ROXITHROMYCIN 150mg for 3 days, developing an itchy skin and stopping on doctors advice, how long before the bad reaction stops?

Varies: The duration of an allergic skin reaction varies from days to weeks. Antihistamines like benadryl (diphenhydramine) help and, in severe cases, corticosteroids are used but must be slowly tapered to avoid a rebound flare up. If there is no accompanying rash, the itching could be due to other factors like dry skin. Your physician is best qualified to advise you, however. ...Read more

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My dad is on dialysis from last few weeks he is having extermely itchy skin, is there any way to control it? Any cream? And what iis the cause of it?

My dad is on dialysis from last few weeks he is having extermely itchy skin, is there any way to control it? Any cream? And what iis the cause of it?

See answer: What is medically termed "uremic pruritus" (up) is quite common in patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis and can be quite distressing and bothersome. Lack of consensus in precise cause (s). Treatments generally include either topical or oral meds. Topical treatments include skin emollients, capsaicin cream and tacrolimus. Your dad's nephrologist can provide specific recommendations. ...Read more

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I was taking Thyronorm 50mcg for 2 years, last month switched to Levothyroxine 50mcg. After 4 weeks, I developed itchy skin rashes all over body. Why?

I was taking Thyronorm 50mcg for 2 years, last month switched to Levothyroxine 50mcg. After 4 weeks, I developed itchy skin rashes all over body. Why?

Allergic reaction to: Stick with your Brand name product! Most likely generic equivalent has inactive ingredient which caused you allergic reaction. Talk to your pharmacist. Take antihistamine as well. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more