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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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Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Shins are sensitive: Shins do not have a lot of padding there so it is easy to get a small bump and end up with a bruise. If it does not heal up notmally as a bruise should in a week to 10 days then see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my inner thigh abt six inches above the knee. It started small but is grwing w/sevrl bruises. It itches & idk how I got it. Worry?

I have a bruise on my inner thigh abt six inches above the knee. It started small but is grwing w/sevrl bruises. It itches & idk how I got it. Worry?

Not sure but the: only way to find out is monitor it to make sure it doesn't evolve normally and go away. Bruises tend to enlarge briefly for 1-2 days, then change color from red/black to green/yellow, then start to fade. If you continue to have bruises throughout your body, then you need to get checked out for certain diseases by a healthcare provider. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Have a bruise on the back of my thigh for 2 wks it itches like crazy for 2 wks been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and itch cream not working I need suggestions plz?

Have a bruise on the back of my thigh for 2 wks it itches like crazy for 2 wks been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and itch cream not working I need suggestions plz?

See a dermatologist: Could be several things, mainly infection needs to be ruled out, cannot suuggest online, history and physical examination by a dermatologist or your doctor first is needed, good luck ...Read more

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What causes itching and red welts on my legs?

What causes itching and red welts on my legs?

Urticaria: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have this extremely unbearable itching in my legs whenever walking or running making me scratch until red welts. Had it since I was a preteen.

I have this extremely unbearable itching in my legs whenever walking or running making me scratch until red welts. Had it since I was a preteen.

Get help: Hard to know what is going on from the description alone. Ask an Allergist or Dermatologist for a consultation as this may be chronic hives, and only partially controlled with your Zyrtec (cetirizine). It is time to find a better way to manage. Good luck! ...Read more

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Severe itching on arms and legs for past week, on absorica final month, derm gave some flcuconicmide, scratching causes small white welts, hives maybe?

Severe itching on arms and legs for past week, on absorica final month, derm gave some flcuconicmide, scratching causes small white welts, hives maybe?

Antihistamine: Looks like you have dermatographism meaning that your skin has become over sensitive. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 doses a day if necessary. If the problem persists, see an allergist. ...Read more

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I've had this bite on the back of my leg since last Thursday and it just started recently itching badly. There is now a huge bruise! Help?!!

I've had this bite on the back of my leg since last Thursday and it just started recently itching badly. There is now a huge bruise! Help?!!

ITCHY BITE ON LEG: BEST TO SEE YOUR PCP SOON. I CANNOT SEE WITHOUT LOOKING AT THIS BRUISE. BUT DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST OR YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR VERY SOON. BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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Had a burning itching sensation outer side of left leg near knee in the bend of leg off and on now there is a bruise? gym? standing at work all day?

Had a burning itching sensation outer side of left leg near knee in the bend of leg off and on 
 now there is a bruise? gym? standing at work all day?

Dermatitis: It could be contact dermatitis, insect bite, drug reaction---mainly if fixed and recurrent. Standing would cause more likely some swelling over your lower extremities but not itching. consider an OTC steroid cream and some Zyrtec. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a small lump on back right of my right Popliteal Fossa (right at the bend at the back of my right leg). It's painless but itches a bit?

Sometimes I get a small lump on back right of my right Popliteal Fossa (right at the bend at the back of my right leg). It's painless but itches a bit?

Popliteal itching: Consider eczema, psoriasis food intolerance response ,or fungal/bacterial infection that cleared on its own. If recurs seek medical attention so it can be seen and diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have had a rash my legs, wrists, arms and it itches like crazy what can I get OTC to stop the itch?

I have had a rash my legs, wrists, arms  and it itches like crazy what can I get OTC to stop the itch?

OTC meds: The best thing is Loratadine (which does not cause drowsiness) or diphenhydramine, which can make you sleepy. If it does not go away in a few days or you also have a fever, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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After i shave my legs i get these white dry bumps with small black hair sticking out sometimes all over my legs and it itches. What is this?

After i shave my legs i get these white dry bumps with small black hair sticking out sometimes all over my legs and it itches. What is this?

See dermatologist: I recommend getting new woman's razor with excellent reviews, changing your soap to a very moisturizing soap and using gentle cleanser for bathing. You have very sensitive skin and may need to consider alternative options for hair removal such as Laser Hair removal. If changing razor, soaps and moisturizers is not helpful, please consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Every time I get home, I notice these bump like itches keep appearing on my feet, legs & eventually to my arms. What could be the cause?

Every time I get home, I notice these bump like itches keep appearing on my feet, legs & eventually to my arms. What could be the cause?

Indoor allergen?: If this occurs only when you are in the house, I would suspect something in the home being an allergen to you. In a tropical climate, mold allergy would be top on the list. Check for mold infestations. My question is whether this also occurs when you are at a friend's house at about the same time since hives do tend to get worse in the evening vs the morning ? ...Read more

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Get a burning on my legs then a red spot comes out and itches, turn to a red inflamed small sore. What could this be and what should I do?€

Get a burning on my legs then a red spot comes out and itches, turn to a red inflamed small sore. What could this be and what should I do?€

See a Dermatologist: Best thing would be to see a dermatologist when this reaction happens. Especially when the small, inflamed red sore is most prevalent. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more