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I have red splotchy welt on my neck and itchy hard welts on my scalp. It has started happening about once every couple of weeks and no otc creams or m?

I have red splotchy welt on my neck and itchy hard welts on my scalp. It has started happening about once every couple of weeks and no otc creams or m?

Just a thought: Do you go to a beauty Parlor??? Sometimes the skin reaction you describe is an allergic reaction to one of the chemicals used in a beauty parlor plus the "pattern" sounds like a hair dryer!!! Just a thought! Dr Z

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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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.?

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 (diphenhydramine) for the itching and a topical Hydrocortisone cream.

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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.

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I have itchy welts on hands/arms, remedy?

I have itchy welts on hands/arms, remedy?

Try Cortisone cream: If it just came on suddenly, it most likely is some type of allergic reaction and over the counter Hydrocortisone ointment or cream will help resolve it. If it does not resolve then you have to see youe family doctor or dermatologist.

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Skin disorder itchy, welts, blisters, what should I do?

MAYBE Athlete's foot: These are often caused by a fungal infection commonly referred to at athlete's foot. There are many different presentations and this is one of them. Use drying soaks (dilute vinegar or epsom salts). One of the otc topicals I recommend is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist.

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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.

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Can fat loss create sickness through toxin release? I am currently dieting and exercising and noticing itchy welts developing on extremities.

Can fat loss create sickness through toxin release? I am currently dieting and exercising and noticing itchy welts developing on extremities.

Not really.: Exercise can cause "cholinergic uritcaria." but this usually occurs after exercise and does not persists for more than a few hours. Your diet would not causes this unless you are ingesting a food you have mild allergies to, which previously was not eaten. Otherwise, this may be unrelated and a completely new issue. Try some otc zantac (ranitidine) 75mg twice daily with one geexneric zyrtec 10mg/day. See your d.

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My dad has high blood pressure. He has started getting big itchy welts- not bug bites. Could this be because of the high blood pressure?

My dad has high blood pressure. He has started getting big itchy welts- not bug bites. Could this be because of the high blood pressure?

No, but...: It could be due to the blood pressure meds he's taking. What you're describing could be unrelated, but it could also be a side effect of certain meds, particularly Hydralazine which is often used for BP treatment.

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Woke up with 2 puncture holes, and itchy welts, and eyes? Took a Claritin, (loratadine) and hives better. Holes still there? Should I be concerned?

Woke up with 2 puncture holes, and itchy welts, and eyes? Took a Claritin, (loratadine) and hives better. Holes still there? Should I be concerned?

Insect bite: ? spider, keep taking the Claritin (loratadine) though, please visit your doctor, or urgent care for reassurance, as you are as well on a biological medicine, humira which is kind of an immune modulator, you might need some other meds, good luck

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What causes itchy palms and swelling my eye is swollen and I have itchy welts on my body?

What causes itchy palms and swelling my eye is swollen and I have itchy welts on my body?

Allergic reaction: You are describing hives or urticaria. This is an allergic reaction. Take some antihistamines (like benedryl) to make this go away.

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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.

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I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

Scabies unlikely.: But it is a reason to have things evaluated. Mostly, reaction to a chemical exposure with/without sunlight sensitization effects. Can progress to a second degree burn or infection if the skin breaks open. But, if it is an allergic reaction to a medication, that needs to be fixed. And if it is sensitive skin, (mastocytosis) that needs to be fixed. And there's good treatment for it.

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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.

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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