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Dr. James Chapman
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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What cause red itchy skin and hives around border of mouth? Lasts no more than an hour.

What cause red itchy skin and hives around border of mouth? Lasts no more than an hour.

With the temporary: nature sounds like some allergic response to quick exposure, i.e. nail polish, acidic foods. see derm when rash present ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a good way to cure itchy skin like bumps/hives?

I was wondering what's a good way to cure itchy skin like bumps/hives?

Moisturizing: Most itchy skin is caused by dry skin. Moisturizing on a consistent basis and especially after showering can be helpful. Using an OTC cortisone, sparingly on bad areas may also help. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring hives I don't know if I should see a doctor about it and I have very itchy skin ?

I have reoccurring hives I don't know if I should see a doctor about it and I have very itchy skin ?

Yes you need 2 c MD: recurring hives and very itchy skin could be chronic urticaria, please see an Allergist / Dermatologist ...Read more

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Itchy skin always itching been hapoen for a year now gotten worst . I have soft skin and i changed fabric . Soap. No tags i get bad hives all over.

Itchy skin always itching been hapoen for a year now gotten worst . I have soft skin and i changed fabric . Soap. No tags i get bad hives all over.

Itchy!: You need a complete medical work up including blood work to determine why you are itching an allergy work up is also worth while. In the meantime you might try taking oatmeal baths. ...Read more

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Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?

Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?

Possibly: This sounds like it could be eczema, especially since you have a family history. I would have it checked by your primary provider. There are multiple treatments available. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

Likely allergic : Urticaria or allergy causing itching all over with wattery nasal discharge & even feeling warm but an immunological reaction from your eczema; systemic reaction is posible. Get an allergist to see you. ...Read more

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Child vomiting hives and itchy skin is allergy liquid enough? Was given allergy liquid and has calmed the skin and vomiting has stopped is the child ok?

Child vomiting hives and itchy skin is allergy liquid enough? Was given allergy liquid and has calmed the skin and vomiting has stopped is the child ok?

Those : Those are very concerning symptoms for anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, and the child should be immediately evaluated. It also needs to be determined, if not already done, what the child is allergic to. Please see your pediatrician or an er immediately if signs or symtpoms of acute allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. Also ask about medications you may need for future attacks, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or even an epi-pen. ...Read more

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I hv allerg. Rxn to pcn that tk 6 days ago, went 2 er. Still vry itchy -skin is down from rash to hives-why am i seeing rash spread to hands and feet?

I hv allerg. Rxn to pcn that tk 6 days ago, went 2 er. Still vry itchy -skin is down from rash to hives-why am i seeing rash spread to hands and feet?

Cutaneous drug rxn.: Cutaneous drug reactions can last 2-6 weeks. Oral steroids can help, but do have significant risks. Avoid all penicillin antibiotics and use caution with cephalosporins due to 10% cross reactivity. ...Read more

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more