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Itchy Skin With Red Hives
Scarlet Fever?: Fever? Tonsillitis can be from Group A Strep bacteria, which if severe can cause a rash (usually not itchy though), in association with high fever and must be treated with antibiotics. See a doctor as soon as possible. IF NO FEVER, you may have Fifth Disease -- a benign rash from a virus which also causes your tonsillitis. If you are on medications, could be allergy. Lots of causes, see Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy Likely: These symptoms are typical from allergic responses. Commonly, these could be from either environmental/seasonal allergy or a contact dermatitis type response (surface flare or inflammation due to coming in direct contact with something you are sensitive to). If basic allergy medications or eye drops do not give adequate relief, see your primary doctor or an allergist or ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!
Allergic reaction: You could have an allergic response to something, whether food, lotions, medications or other. You can trial Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical eye drops such as zaditor. You could also have dry skin i suppose too.If you don't respond or get worse, you may need to see a physician who may prescribe oral steroids. Additionally, an exam of your type of skin reaction can lead to clues to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?
Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history? Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...Read more
Many: Spider for one. Fire ants can do the same but the bumps are usually small. ...Read more
Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak like bronchitis. Medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more
See a doctor: Consider using moisturizers for your skin and applying after a shower. Use witch hazel for the itching and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil while in the shower on your wash cloth. A doctor can properly diagnose the problem and start treatment. Avoid scratching as it can cause discoloration to your skin. ...Read more
Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?
Perhaps: Diagnosis cannot be made from your short list of symptoms alone. When was the last time you had a comprehensive Dental examination and a comprehensive Medical physical. If it's been a while, please schedule now. ...Read more
I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.
Hives: These itchy bumps may be hives due to allergy to agents taken internally(foods, medications, etc) or by exposure to external things(cold, exercise, etc) insect bites may also be a cause. Keep a diary of what you ate or what you were doing when the itchy bumps appeared. For relief Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helpful but may cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more
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