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Is Diffuse Rash A Symptom Of Urticaria
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
+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
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
I've been told I have aquagenic urticaria because of my symptoms. When it's a hot day, same symptoms (red rash, itchy) happens too. Is it related?
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
The rash develops after the initial symptoms. These symptoms can last for 7-10 days and can include
-cough. ...Read more
I had a itchy spot on left shoulder blade but could see anything there.. for like 2 weeks today I got a rash all over my back like hives?
See your doctor: This needs further evaluation and treatment. Make an appointment soon. ...Read more
Hives/Rash all over body. No allergies. Never had a rash before. No fever. No nausea. Recommendation?
See a dermatologist: There are several thousand possible causesGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
6 yr old boy small red rash all over looks like hives, now has fever of 103, joint pain, swelling & pain in eyes, rash changed and spread, what is it?
Go to ER: Please take your son to the hospital now. ...Read more
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.
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Can Urticaria cause permanent Malar type rash? I suffer from chronic Urticaria & on close inspection it appears to be in a wheel like form?
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?
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
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