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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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I have itchy palms and feet... And I brake out in hives. Wat is going on its been going on for a min?

I have itchy palms and feet... And I brake out in hives. Wat is going on its been going on for a min?

Hives: Hives can be very itchy and can occur anywhere on the body. Sometimes itchy palms and soles of the feet can be a precursor to a more severe allergic reaction. There are many triggers for hives. It can help to take a photo of the rash and see your doctor to try to identify the trigger. ...Read more

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What to do about palms that get red and itchy with little red bumps and hives?

What to do about palms that get red and itchy with little red bumps and hives?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What's a rash that started with itching in palms and soles of feet, then hives, then red lines everywhere I was touched now itchy welts?

What's a rash that started with itching in palms and soles of feet, then hives, then red lines everywhere I was touched now itchy welts?

Dermatographism: You are releasing histamine from tissue. The red streaks with touching / scratching the skin = mechanical/pressure release of histamine = "dermatographism". The itchy welts = urticaria which is another type of allergic manifestation. Although it can be challenging sometimes to discover the exact trigger for this type of reaction your doctor can advise effective therapy if allergy persists. ...Read more

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Not hives no redness cluster of small hard clear fluid filled bumps on heel of palm on both hands palms and soles of feet itchy Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help?

A form of dermatitis: There are a few different conditions that may cause such a presentation. This could be due to an organism. But there are a variety of causes which could be due to eczema or a less common condition called pompholyx. It can be challenging to diagnose in a clinical presentation, so I'm thinking the blisters should be cultured and biopsied. Some rx's usually include a topical steroid. ...Read more

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Palms, fingers get red, swollen, itchy whenever I hold something cold for more than 30 sec. Can this be related to something other than cold urticaria?

Palms, fingers get red, swollen, itchy whenever I hold something cold for more than 30 sec. Can this be related to something other than cold urticaria?

Cold urticaria prob.: Although cold urticaria is the most likely diagnosis due to the rapidity of onset and itching, cryoglobulinemia, the presence of an abnormal protein that precipitates on exposure to cold is an unlikely possiblity. ...Read more

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3 itchy soft white lumps appeared on the middle of left wrist, sfrom the base of my hand down my arm. What are they? Not hive, I've had those b4

3 itchy soft white lumps appeared on the middle of left wrist, sfrom the base of my hand down my arm. What are they? Not hive, I've had those b4

Can't tell: However early shingles may start with itching before the bumps turn dark and painful. Google a picture of dermatome and see if your lesions follow any of the dermatome pattern. If it does, early anti-viral treatment may reduce the intensity and complication of shingles. However if you have had the same lesions b4 at the same location, shingles would be unlikely. ...Read more

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How are hives treated if itchy?

How are hives treated if itchy?

Itchy hives: The itching associated with hives is usually responsive to at least some extent to oral antihistamines, but often require higher than standard doses. ...Read more

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How long do itchy hives last?

How long do itchy hives last?

Unpredictable: Unfortunately this is one of the most difficult if not impossible questions to answer. For hives as a result of a food allergy they should only last a day or 2 as long as the food is not continued.
The problem comes in when the underlying source is not clear. Arbitrarily after 6 weeks hives are labeled chronic. The short answer is hives can last minutes to a lifetime. ...Read more

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MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

Not unusual: The body's defense declines towards the night to allow one to fall asleep. Thus nearly all symptoms tend to worsen at night. Try antihistamine after dinner. If still not controlled, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Super itchy and red everywhere. I don't think it's hives so what should I do?

Super itchy and red everywhere. I don't think it's hives so what should I do?

See your doctor: Determine what you reacted to, and eliminate it. See your doctor for treatment, overall flushing needs to be evaluated if you are red all over. ...Read more

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Red blotches all over body, not itchy though. Is this hives or something else?

Red blotches all over body, not itchy though. Is this hives or something else?

Hives: Hives are usually raised and itchy. You need to see a doctor to evaluate your rash, the cause and potential treatments. ...Read more

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Saw old movie where after sex they get itchy and break out in hives all over. What could this be?

Saw old movie where after sex they get itchy and break out in hives all over. What could this be?

Sci Fi Plot: Some women, and this is very rare, develop allergy antibodies to male semen resulting in anaphylaxis during or after intercourse. One symptom of anaphylaxis is hives. But you referred to "they". There are only 2 things that can give a man hives during intercourse - latex allergy if he is using a latex condom or exercise-induced urticaria. Don't lose too much sleep over these possibilities. ...Read more

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Hives or bites? Itchy red lesions seem to have center but only occur on/right after weekend (at home).No pets, upmarket apartment, frequent exerminator.

Hives: Hives are usually red raised bumps that may come together to form larger patches. They typically last less than 24 hrs. In one area and often move to different site. There is usually not any central ulcer or mark (this is more characteristic of folliculitis (pimple) or insect bites. ...Read more

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I have hives which I believe to be from eating raw broccoli last tuesday and then again on thursday. They are not itchy, however a new 1 seems to appe?

Need to see the rash: Hives can occur due to allergies, but there are many other causes. First, someone needs to confirm that the rash is actually hives. Then a careful history about timing, pattern, recurrence, and associated symptoms needs to be gathered. ...Read more

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What are good ways to cure itchy bumps/hives?

What are good ways to cure itchy bumps/hives?

Antihistamines: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful for acute hives. If you have persistent hive reactions consider being seen by an Allergist for further treatment and evaluation. There are many triggers of hives so determining right trigger is important moving forward. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have also gone for CBC but its normalits not itchy so chances of hives are not their. Then what it could be?

Localized?: If the rash only affects the depicted area and is not itchy, I would consider an irritant reaction to something you used on your hands. But there can be many other potential causes. ...Read more

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I have itching and hives for over 3 weeks gets more itchy after showering or swimming in lake what is this, what can I do for relief?

I have itching and hives for over 3 weeks gets more itchy after showering or swimming in lake what is this, what can I do for relief?

Simple Rx: This is probably cholinergic urticaria. It requires no treatment unless it really bothers you. Antihistamines, propranolol, danazol, or topical benzoyl scopolamine have all been reported to help some people. ...Read more

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1 or 2 raised hives on the body every day (they look like a semi-sphere, red, itchy, and disappeared in 20 minutes) is it serious? About 10 month

Probably not: If the problem is so temporary, it is unlikely to be serious. If it starts to bother you more often or becomes more severe, see your doctor. Another approach would be to take an antihistamine every day to see if it would stop the hives even though I don't really think it is necessary. ...Read more

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Husband has itchy hives after hot showers. Should he worry, and is he more prone to hives from cold such as a cold pool, too? No hives at other times.

? Cholinergic: Urticaria, developing hives when exposed to warmth, or hot weather, together with cold urticaria, are kind of urticaria due to physical agents, usually no clear reason for it and usually disappears on its own, better see an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, and this link
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/basics/prevention/con-20034524 ...Read more

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Does lupus sometimes cause itchy hives?

Does lupus sometimes cause itchy hives?

Yes.: Hives may be the first symptom of autoimmune diseases like lupus. Hives that are a symptom of lupus are chronic. That means that you suffer from hives everyday or nearly everyday for at least 6 weeks. Still when looking at all patients with chronic hives less than 1% have lupus. The presence of chronic hives is a very good reason to visit a board-certified allergist who can rule lupus in or out. ...Read more

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How to get rid of random hives that are very itchy!?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines have often been successful for hives but often need to be used chronically. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps all over my body! It's not hives so what else can cause this?

Itchy bumps all over my body! It's not hives so what else can cause this?

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Why am I getting hives while changing my diet to gluten free? The hives are burning hot and itchy.

Why am I getting hives while changing my diet to gluten free? The hives are burning hot and itchy.

Many causes: Allergic reactions, chemicals in foods, latex, insect stings, sunlight exposure, infection or medicines can all cause hives. The most common foods that cause hives are nuts, chocolate, fish, tomatoes, eggs, fresh berries, soy, wheat, and milk. Aspirin, nsaids, hypertension and Codeine are medicines that can cause hives. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have hives but it not itchy and I want to know how do I get these red spot to not pop up no more?

What should I do if I have hives but it not itchy and I want to know how do I get these red spot to not pop up no more?

Rash: Hives usually present as red, raised, itchy lesions that can be small or large. "Hives" are often used non-specifically to describe many different skin lesions so I would have your rash looked at directly in order to make the correct diagnosis. Hives do tend to itch and individual lesions usually appear and resolve completely within 24 hours. See your doctor for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more