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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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I have raised itchy welts on my legs? Is it a rash? Should I go to urgent care?

I have raised itchy welts on my legs? Is it a rash? Should I go to urgent care?

Hives: Sounds like hives. Often hives are from something you inhaled or ate. I would go to an urgent care to be evaluated ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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I have 4 nickel sized itchy welts on my lower legs and bottom of foot. What are they?

I have 4 nickel sized itchy welts on my lower legs and bottom of foot. What are they?

Hives: Sounds like hives but could be bug bites, bed bugs, tic bites, or a different type of nodule altogether (erythema nodosum). You really need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Please describe these itchy welts on my arms and leg?

Please describe these itchy welts on my arms and leg?

Hives: Without seeing the welts, i presume they are hives which can often be controlled with antihistamine. There are however many causes for hives and not uncommonly, no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. See your doctor especially if the hives have persisted more than 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Mydaughter lailah is 4years she keeps getting bit by something in our house. We have a cat his fleas are treated. They turn into big itchy welts.

Mydaughter lailah is 4years she keeps getting bit by something in our house. We have a cat his fleas are treated. They turn into big itchy welts.

Hives : Hives, also known as urticaria, are itchy, raised, usually reddish pinkish in color welts found on the skin. In most cases, hives are caused by an allergic reaction and adverse reaction to medication. See pediatrician for assessment and treatment. Take pictures in case your doctor needs to see the rash. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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What to do for itchy welts that come randomly on my body?

What to do for itchy welts that come randomly on my body?

Many things cause: welts or urticaria. to really find out you need to keep both a food diary and product diary (what goes in your body and what goes on your body) but even then 1/2 the time we don't actually find out the cause ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Hot itchy welts. They are everywhere and it looks horrible. Is there any way to treat this?

Hot itchy welts.  They are everywhere and it looks horrible.  Is there any way to treat this?

See a doctor: Because they are so wide spread i would see a doctor. You may want to try over the counter Benadryl for the itching and a topical Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
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I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

Drug reaction: If you have started taking any new medications that caused the rash then try stopping the medicin ad see if it will improve other wise you have to see your doctor could be serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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My child gets up with red itchy welts on her back , i get it to stop itching & it goes away, now she has it on her butt same thing red itchy welts. ?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have some features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the only trigger. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Could small red itchy welts on my body be an allergy to dryer sheets?

Possibly: Dryer sheets are known to irritate skin, but before you blame the allergy on the sheets, try to investigate if food, wool, perfume, or insect bites including bed bugs could be the culprits. ...Read more

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