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How long does rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

How long does rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

1-3 weeks: It is, of course, variable based on each patient. Em is most often self-limited. Mild cases can resolve in 1-2 weeks but more advanced cases can take longer to resolve. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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How long does rash associated with fifth disease last?

How long does rash associated with fifth disease last?

Timing: The rash of fifths disease lasts for a couple weeks on the face, and can last for 1-6 weeks on the trunk. ...Read more

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How long does rash associated with oral thrush last?

How long does rash associated with oral thrush last?

Consider this: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with hellp last?

How long does swollen ankles associated with hellp last?

Depends on patient: Swelling in the legs or lower extremity associated with hellp syndrome (preeclampsia, toxemia, high blood pressure of pregnancy) resolves after delivery. How fast depends on the person. For some it is in the first 24-48 hours. For others it may last as long as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does diarrhea associated with common cold last?

How long does diarrhea associated with common cold last?

Common cold: Diarrhea seldom occurs with a common cold which is an upper respiratory infection. Not sure what you have, but if it keeps up see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does polyarthritis associated with fibromyalgia last?

Totally unrelated: Polyarthritis is not associated with fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does itching last with herpes?

How long does itching last with herpes?

Herpes simplex: Itching is a subliminal form of pain. Herpes irritates nerve endings and this may last longer than the lesions which often resolve in 7-10 days but occasionally last appreciably longer. This is highly variable with the individuals involved. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

Until you deliver: The high blood pressure associated with preeclampsia will cause the swelling in the feet and ankles that will usually go away sometime after the baby is born, not before. Congrats on your upcoming birth and hang in there. ...Read more

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How long does fever associated with acute HIV last?

How long does fever associated with acute HIV last?

Variable: Many people have no symptoms in the acute phase, those who get some, have a flu like illness that may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does painful urination associated with chylamatia last?

How long does painful urination associated with chylamatia last?

Here are some ...: If the treated bug is sensitive to antibiotics, it should be killed and the inflamed tissue should start to heal instantly. The patient should feel better in1-3 days and becomes symptom-free in 5-7 days. But, at times, irritating symptoms may linger as long as weeks or even months, thought rarely. Besides, avoiding bladder irritants such as alcohol, coffee, spicy foods, etc. would help. ...Read more

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How long does diffuse rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

How long does diffuse rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

Days: The rash develops after the initial symptoms. These symptoms can last for 7-10 days and can include -malaise -fever -headache -rhinorrhea -cough. ...Read more

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How long does pruritus associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

How long does pruritus associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

Until pregnancy ends: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a considition which generally occurs in the 3rd trimester and is characterized by intense pruritis without rash and increase serum levels of free bile acids. The condition lasts until the pregnancy ends. The pruritis sometimes can be controlled with medications, such as ursodiol. ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

Sepsis: Fussiness in a child with sepsis is a non-specific symptom. In a child who does not possess the verbal skills yet to explain how they feel, this in part is their way of letting us know they do not feel well. Duration of fussiness might vary based upon underlying cause of sepsis, the organ systems involved, the child's underlying disposition, and the environmental stressors. ...Read more

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How long does malaise associated with mastitis last?

How long does malaise associated with mastitis last?

Resolve w/ treatment: Malaise with a breast abscess is not a common symptom. This usually means a more serious infection that may be beyond the breast. Treatment for a breast abscess include drainage/aspiration and antibiotics. I highly recommend you contact your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does trembling hands associated with hyperthyroidism last?

How long does trembling hands associated with hyperthyroidism last?

Tremor & Thyroid: I would imagine that the thyroid levels are within normal and you continue to experience the tremor? Your neurologist can rule out other underlying causes of tremor, including anxiety. ...Read more

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How long does implantation bleeding last and symptoms associated with it?

How long does implantation bleeding last and symptoms associated with it?

Variable: Most women so not experience implantation bleeding. When it happens, it can be highly variable. ...Read more

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How long does irritability associated with sepsis last?

How long does irritability associated with sepsis last?

Variable: There can be a delirium that occurs with sepsis especially as a person becomes older that is quite distressing to family members. It can last as long as 2 weeks depending on the overall severity of the episode of illness. A few days is not uncommon in hospitalized patients. ...Read more

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How long does rash with target like lesions associated with erythema multiforme last?

How long does rash with target like lesions associated with erythema multiforme last?

Weeks : Erythema from skin inflammation can take weeks to clear and sometimes months to get rid of post-inflammatory discoloration. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with pregnancy last?

Support hose: Support hose will reduce this problem.If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Discolord flat itchy palm spots.Hurt as swollen.1 dr diag'd urticaria, another polymorphous erethema.Did rice diet no result.They last 2-3 days?

Discolord flat itchy palm spots.Hurt as swollen.1 dr diag'd urticaria, another polymorphous erethema.Did rice diet no result.They last 2-3 days?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need other tests done. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pruritus and urticaria?

What is the difference between pruritus and urticaria?

Similar : Pruritus means itching (and not necessarily a rash) while urticaria refers to an itchy rash that is raised, red, round to oval lesions that come and go. The problems that cause itching (pruritus) without a rash can be different than the causes of hives (urticaria). ...Read more

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I have severe pruritus and urticaria..for more than 2weeks now,causing weals all over my body.More when i wear sweater or after warm bath,in winter.

I have severe pruritus and urticaria..for more than 2weeks now,causing weals all over my body.More when i wear sweater or after warm bath,in winter.

Cold Urticaria: Cold urticaria or sensitivity to wool can be a cause of your symptoms. These symptoms maybe treated with H1antihistamines (cetirizine etc) and H2 antihistamines (Zantac). Severe symptoms maybe need steroid treatment. Anti inflammatory diet may help as well. See your doctor for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Have severe itching all over my body,weals, Urticaria,taken tab.fexofenadine,not releived totally,pruritus more on waking from sleep,wearing Sweaters?

Have severe itching all over my body,weals, Urticaria,taken tab.fexofenadine,not releived  totally,pruritus more on waking from sleep,wearing Sweaters?

Raise the dose: You may try taking fexofenadine up to 4 x the recommended dose and see if this helps. Wool sweaters tend to intensify the itching. If the problem lasts for more than 6 wks, try to get to an allergist. ...Read more

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I pruritus and urticaria with heat in my left ear occur every day and goes with Cetrizine 5mg. CBC & ESR results normal but IgE is little high.

I pruritus and urticaria with heat in my left ear occur every day and goes with Cetrizine 5mg. CBC & ESR results normal but IgE is little high.

Skin issues: It seems like you are using the appropriate initial medicine, and have blood tests. The next step is another evaluation. Examination definitely, may need to add a topical steroid ointment (medicine applied onto your skin), and if still no relief maybe a skin biopsy. Good luck with finding the answer... ...Read more

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Is urticaria painful or just itchy?

Is urticaria painful or just itchy?

Can be painful.: Urticaria may be painful especially if near a joint or if the lesions are due to vasculiis. You need to see you doctor. ...Read more

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Urticaria like spots on chest. Have been there for years. Not itchy or painful, same size and shape always. What could it be?

Urticaria like spots on chest. Have been there for years. Not itchy or painful, same size and shape always. What could it be?

Not urticaria: Urticaria are very itchy spots fading away in a day often to be replaced with more hives that also last for a day. All allergic rashes itch. Rashes caused by other immune disorders blister or bruise. You likely have a benign disorder if it has been present for many years, has not changed & you are otherwise well. If you can afford a copay a hcp with dermatology expertise may help. ...Read more

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What can I do for my itchy urticaria without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my itchy urticaria without going to a doctor?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines, particularly the long acting ones like zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) may be helpful. If your hives are recurrent, i would recommend you see a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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My 21 year old daughter has deceloped urticaria all over her body. Don't know what caused it. Very itchy. Took 1 Allergex 4mg. Is there more we can do?

Review exposure hx: The Allergex may help slow or stop the reaction or itching. Monitor her status because more intense symptoms may require injected meds. I would review potential exposures like new foods, bites, cosmetics, perfumes, etc. so these could be avoided. Illness related urticarial does occur & may be associated with fever. If it settles down its just a waiting game.If it worsens she needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Palms, fingers get red, swollen, itchy whenever I hold something cold for more than 30 sec. Can this be related to something other than cold urticaria?

Palms, fingers get red, swollen, itchy whenever I hold something cold for more than 30 sec. Can this be related to something other than cold urticaria?

Cold urticaria prob.: Although cold urticaria is the most likely diagnosis due to the rapidity of onset and itching, cryoglobulinemia, the presence of an abnormal protein that precipitates on exposure to cold is an unlikely possiblity. ...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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I got an adverse reaction to advil. Rash all over. Looks like urticaria. I took one 10 mg claritin (loratadine). Can I take another soon after? Painful itchy hives

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I got an adverse reaction to advil. Rash all over. Looks like urticaria. I took one 10 mg claritin (loratadine). Can I take another soon after? Painful itchy hives

Yes: If the hives are itchy, you may up the dose of Claritin (loratadine) to 4 x daily but this may cause some drowsiness. Allegra is another option. If the problem gets worse, you will need to see your doctor. Consult an allergist to find out whether you are "sensitive" to all NSAIDs or only to Advil. ...Read more

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How long do itchy hives last?

Unpredictable: Unfortunately this is one of the most difficult if not impossible questions to answer. For hives as a result of a food allergy they should only last a day or 2 as long as the food is not continued. The problem comes in when the underlying source is not clear. Arbitrarily after 6 weeks hives are labeled chronic. The short answer is hives can last minutes to a lifetime. ...Read more

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I have reddish blotches on my abdomen and under breasts. No longer itchy, and no other symptoms whatsoever. Hives? How long do they last?

I have reddish blotches on my abdomen and under breasts. No longer itchy, and no other symptoms whatsoever. Hives? How long do they last?

Hives / Urticaria: It's impossible to diagnose a rash from a short description. Hives generally itch quite a bit, and they are raised like mosquito bites, so you can feel definite bumps when you rub the skin. Under the breasts, it may be more likely to be a heat rash or mild Candida. Those rashes aren't always itchy. If it was previously itchy and IS hives, it resolves in a few hours and the skin looks perfect. ...Read more

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I have hives which I believe to be from eating raw broccoli last tuesday and then again on thursday. they are not itchy, however a new 1 seems to appe?

Need to see the rash: Hives can occur due to allergies, but there are many other causes. First, someone needs to confirm that the rash is actually hives. Then a careful history about timing, pattern, recurrence, and associated symptoms needs to be gathered. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more