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Itchy Hives On Legs
Antihistamines: The easiest step to take at first that may provide some relief would be an over the counter antihistamine taken daily and up to twice daily if needed. You could try zyrtec, loratadine, allegra, (fexofenadine) etc. If this does not help you should consider seeing an allergist for more involved testing and treatment. ...Read more
My bf's legs broke out into itchy hives after he went for a walk wearing shorts in the cool air. Is this dangerous?
Hives: Can be cold-induced. Usually not dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
A deep scrape on my leg healed with a yellowy-white pus forming a thick scab with blood. But why are there painfully itchy hives surrounding the scab?
Why I am getting itchy hives while exercising? This is just started 2 weeks ago. I got hives mostly on arms and shoulders sometimes on back and legs.
Many answers: The most common type of hives associated with exercise is called cholinergic urticaria which however usually occurs after and not during exercise. Nobody knows for sure why this happens. Since yours occur during exercise, I am not certain that we are talking about the same thing. Try taking an antihistamine 1-2 hrs prior to exercise and see if it helps. ...Read more
Taking sulfamethoxazole for cellulitis on my leg but now I've been getting tiny really itchy hives on my hands. Am I allergic and what should I do?
I've been on methimazole for 6 yrs & recently have developed itchy hives on my chest/inner arms/scalp/neck/ears and occasionally back & legs-related?
Hives: Hives can be an allergic reaction to food or medications. It is important to be evaluated by a physician to eliminate any potential causes and to be recommended appropriate oral antihistamines. Occasionally, oral steroids may be needed as well. If the hand blisters are on the palm, it could represent a severe allergic reaction known as erythema muliforme. You should see a physician quickly. ...Read more