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I Recently Developed Skin Welts On The Back Of My Legs How Can I Tell If They Are Hives Or Something More Serious
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
Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg.Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days.Serious?
Sounds like: ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills,smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more
Severe itching on arms and legs for past week, on absorica final month, derm gave some flcuconicmide, scratching causes small white welts, hives maybe?
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
I hit the back of my right leg on a marble and granite slab. Where the bruise formed the skin is now hard is this something I need to be worried about?
Hi can you tell me how much ashwaghanda is safe to take, i seem to have allergy problem an welts. Like auticaria comes out on skin arms leg etc, ?
As I was sleeping my head became very ichy, as well as my ears. I woke up and found random welts on my legs, arm and back. What's going on?
Urticaria: It sounds like you're having a systemic allergic reaction. (hives, urticaria). If you've taken a new med, it is suspect. An insect bite can cause this. Beyond those 2, there is a long list of suspects that can take a long time to isolate. You will need professional help. There are treatments that will help you to feel better meanwhile. Good luck! ...Read more
My 10 yr old boy has been getting hives and welts on his legs, arms, stomach, neck and hands for 3weeks now! help what can it be causing them?
See below: Hives can be caused by anything under the sun (including the sun - solar hives). Therefore, determining the cause is very difficult. By definition, chronic hives is defined as occurring after 6 weeks of daily symptoms, but i refer at 3 weeks to dermatology or allergy. I would see you doc for an evaluation and possible referral. ...Read more
I have white raised bumps on my skin where my legs touched while crossed. Skin feels hot, but not itchy. Is this hives or something else?
Get it checked: This can be allergy, simple irritation and a number of other things..it has to be examined by a dermatologist ...Read more
Altho hives began on legs/head overnight, hives are flaring in patches while others go away, 2days+?
10yo, nonverbal, autism.Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause?Nonewsoap
Food, drug or virus: Acute hives are hives lasting less than 6 weeks. Major causes are food allergies, drug allergies & reactions, & viral infections. Streptococcal tonsillitis causes about 10% of acute hives. Dr. Pizzo covered foods. Common medications causing hives: antibiotics & anti-inflammatory agents like Aspirin & ibuprofen. If no fever present try a daily antihistamine. Fexofenadine has no behavioral effects. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My lower legs get very itchy at random times. When i scratch them, the skin turns very red, hives apper, and my legs can feel burning. Help?
Chronic Urticaria: Although you need to see a doctor for a valid diagnosis, it sounds as if you are suffering from chronic urticaria (hives). This may be relieved by taking a daily antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). Also be sure to use a fragrance-free and dye-free moisturizer regularly to prevent itching due to dry skin. ...Read more
*urgent*after using clotrimazole2% vaginal cream, i got irritation on skin, legs, shoulders, it itches, look like small hives.I stopped using it, still itch?
Drug reaction: Drug reactions can have different forms. Hives (urticaria) is one of them. Any medication can produce hives. First thing to do is stop the medication. Hives are due to histamine release in the skin. Antihistamines usually help reduce this reaction. If antihistamines do not help, please see your doctor.If there is any swelling of lips, tongue or throat, please go to emergency room immediately. ...Read more
Should my daughter be seen immediately? This morning my niece was getting ready to head to the beach from her hotel. She undressed my 4 y/o to put her bathing suit on and noticed a welt behind the thigh. They didn't think much of it. They took her to t
It : It sounds as though your daughter may have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. Next time your daughter develops one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should take her to her doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat her appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If she ever develops fever, chills, or feels ill with this infection, call her doctor immediately. You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Her doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read more
Can inhaling an allergen (pollen/dust) cause hives like symptoms on the skin (like on arms, legs, waist, neck)?
A few welts on my skin that come and go but now 2 days later have full blown hives. No pain just itching. Taking anti-histamines. Should i b worried?
Hives discussion: Hives are usually not worrisome, unless associated with other features, such as pain/pressure (as opposed to itch), fever, unintentional weight loss, hives lasting more than 24 hours, and hives that leave scars. The most common associations with new onset hives are food and medication; however, there are a lot of causes of hives ...Read more
About two and half months ago I started experiencing first pricky skin in different spots then my skin feels like its on fire them itches like crazy then I get big welts like hives them it just disappears and its fine just happens out of no where at anyti
Likle hives: Hives are usually itchy red spots that comes and goes quickly. They can be caused by allergy, viral infections, and autoimmunity ( reacting to yourself). Antibiotics can cause a reaction as long as two weeks after stopping it and persist up to 6 months(recurrently). Foods reactions occur usually quickly after eating the food and clears in 24 hours. Autoimmune can occur sporadically for no reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer