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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

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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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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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition, or connective tissue disease, lupus erythrommatosus. You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis. Avoid sun exposure, taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help. Consult the dermatologist ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with urticaria which randomly appears on my skin as a rash. Is there any way of avoiding this or reducing symptoms?

I have been diagnosed with urticaria which randomly appears on my skin as a rash. Is there any way of avoiding this or reducing symptoms?

Urticaria: Would sse an allergist who may wish to do some tests depending on your history. If a source is discovered it will need to be avoided. Often one is not and the symptoms can be controlled by the use of over the counter medication called antihistamines. Would ask about the non-sedating ones. ...Read more

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What is a diffuse rash like?

What is a diffuse rash like?

Diffuse: A diffuse rash is one that covers a significant portion of body surface area (i.e. Not a small bump or pimple). ...Read more

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Diffuse rash after spending week in tropics. Is in bikini zone?

Diffuse rash after spending week in tropics. Is in bikini zone?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday with a rash all over. Thighs look like hives not itchy.

Hmm: Hives are normal itchy. Best to post a picture of the rash here or get seen in person. Rashes are difficult to diagnose without a visual ...Read more

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Slight fever and soreness, followed by strange diffuse rash, what could it be?

Slight fever and soreness, followed by strange diffuse rash, what could it be?

What Age: The age of the patient makes a big difference. With the information given and the fact that fever is involved I would visit with your doctor now. ...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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My son has a bad cough and now he is breaking out in a rash all over especially his chest and back and legs, kinda looks like hives. Can you help?

My son has a bad cough and now he is breaking out in a rash all over especially his chest and back and legs, kinda looks like hives. Can you help?

No,: You need to take your son to his doctor, Urgent Care or ER, meanwhile, start him on any antihistamine OTC, it can be a viral infection causing all this, or the cause for the hives may be something he ate or a medicine he took, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Diffuse rash across hands, arms, legs & feet for a week. Spots on hands now like small blood blisters (1mm), don't disappear under glass. Feel fine.

Diffuse rash across hands, arms, legs & feet for a week. Spots on hands now like small blood blisters (1mm), don't disappear under glass. Feel fine.

Allergic reaction?: Could be allergic reaction to medicine, food, or result from viral infection. See dermatologist to find out why if it's a real concern. ...Read more

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Can someone have cholinergic urticaria without having any rashes or hives on his body??

Can someone have cholinergic urticaria without having any rashes or hives on his body??

Terminology: Urticaria is an other way to say hives. So you can not have urticaria without hives.
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Can someone have cholinergic urticaria without any rashes on his body? And if yes, does it have any cure?

Can someone have cholinergic urticaria without any rashes on his body? And if yes, does it have any cure?

No but: By definition, you need to have urticaria to have this condition. Having said that I can envision someone with a less severe form of itching from the same mechanism for which antihistamine usually works. You are however more likely to have dry skin for which twice daily application of moisture with at least one <3 mins after bathing may be effective. No cure but some people do recover from it. ...Read more

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Can urticaria kill me? I've had rashes for 6 weeks, am I gonna die?

Can urticaria kill me? I've had rashes for 6 weeks, am I gonna die?

Hives don't kill: Hives are very itchy and appear unsightly, but do not lead to death. They can be a sign of allergy or if going on for over 4 weeks, may be related to an autoimmune urticaria. Either way, there is pretty good treatment options especially with antihistamines. If there is swelling that affects the throat or breathing difficulties, see your allergist right away. ...Read more

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What are some medications to urticaria (skin rashes all over the body)? Does avyl work and when does its effect start to appear?

What are some medications to urticaria (skin rashes all over the body)? Does avyl work and when does its effect start to appear?

Rash or welts?: I don't know if you are referring to rashes (which tend to be raised or scaly lasting > 1day) or hives (which are raised bumps lasting for a few hours at a time). If it is an itchy rash, topical cortisone cream may help. If it is hives, then antihistamines may help. Cortisone takes several hours and antihistamine about an hour to work. ...Read more

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What can cause splinter hemorrhages and urticaria-like rashes?

Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I keep on having red rashes and it spreads in my body whenever I scratch it. Previous doctor told me it's urticaria. What's the best thing should I do?

I keep on having red rashes and it spreads in my body whenever I scratch it. Previous doctor told me it's urticaria. What's the best thing should I do?

Dermatographic: This can best be controlled with an antihistamine- if the rash only occurs with scratching. If they are raised without having been scratched, then they are hives which likewise can usually be controlled with antihistamne 2-4 x daily. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate cholinergic urticaria with miliaria rubra? I got rashes all over my body only after a few weeks of excercise.

CU changes rapidly.: Cholinergic urticaria (cu) will change within a few hours, if not, within a day; comes on more rapidly and leaves more rapidly. Cu will blanch. Taking a hot shower can bring cu instant on. Antihistamines done aggressively will help cu but not so much the heat rash of miliaria rubra. Cholinergic urticaria tends to be more uniform in appearance. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between urticaria, eczema and fungus infections. I have a bad rashes and itch all over my body.

How to differentiate between urticaria, eczema and fungus infections. I have a bad rashes and itch all over my body.

Rash: Clinical exam, sometimes skin biopsy, history, fungal scraping for microscopic exam and culture. See your doctor or dermatologist who has had 8 to 10 years of training to be able to differentiate between different presenting symptoms it is likely that your symptoms are not due to either of the 3 things you mentioned. ...Read more

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Constant flat rashes for weeks, doc dxd urticaria, worse in heated activity. Mind going crazy w/ burningTold try Zyrtec, (cetirizine) is it safe, not big on meds.

Zyrtec (cetirizine) ok: Even though your condition does not qualify as urticaria which consists of raised welts and usually itchy. There is no harm in trying Zyrtec (cetirizine) which is quite safe although it may cause mild drowsiness in about 10% of the people. ...Read more

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Allergist dx constant flat rashes neck, arms, are from choligenic urticaria, the heat from exercise and a mix of detergent reaction. Says try zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Urticaria: It's difficult to tell if you truly have cholinergic urticaria from your description. Usually urticaria is raised. But some people have what is called dermatographia which causes flat red hot skin especially when stressed, touched or hot. In either condition Zyrtec (cetirizine) should help ...Read more

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Macular rash or urticaria?

Easy question: Macules are flat. Papules are raised above the surrounding level of the skin. Hives are itchy papules where each hives lasts less than 24 hours. Hives often last for days to weeks but an individual hive lasts less than a day, resolves without leaving a mark on the skin, and may be replaced with other hives. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for urticaria rash on face?

Avoid agent: Whatever caused the urticaria needs to be avoided, such as make up product, lipstick, shampoo, hairdye, etc. See an allergist to diagnose the trigger and treat it properly. ...Read more

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Can Urticaria cause permanent Malar type rash? I suffer from chronic Urticaria & on close inspection it appears to be in a wheel like form?

Can Urticaria cause permanent Malar type rash? I suffer from chronic Urticaria & on close inspection it appears to be in a wheel like form?

No: Urticaria does not cause a permanent rash although in certain cases (vasculitic urticaria) some scarring may occur. ...Read more

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I have been having urticaria rash after delivery and it seem to be off and on for about a year now. It comes when it rain or I see something nasty?

I have been having urticaria rash after delivery and it seem to be off and on for about a year now. It comes when it rain or I see something nasty?

See allergist: You try taking non-sedating types of antihistamine up to 4 x the average dose per day but you should consult an allergist to find out what may be causing it. If you have flaky skin, it is not from hives. ...Read more

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My son came out in a rash a week ago: urticaria? Since then he has developed a red lumpy mass on his pallet. Similar to a strawberry mark. What is it?

My son came out in a rash a week ago: urticaria? Since then he has developed a red lumpy mass on his pallet. Similar to a strawberry mark. What is it?

Rash: It is difficult to diagnose rashes in person, almost impossible without seeing them. However, in this case this may be a streptococcal rash particularly if the rash on his skin feels rough like sandpaper. Regardless, he should be seen and evaluated by his Pediatrician or FP. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my hands and is it possible for you to ascertain whether it is from an insect or urticaria?

I have a rash on my hands and is it possible for you to ascertain whether it is from an insect or urticaria?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Rash All Over (Definition)

A generalized rash consists of lesions affecting a number of areas on the body which change the color, texture or ...Read more