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Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hive & rash: You have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. Good luck ...Read more

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Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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When must I seek immediate help if I have marine animal bite or jellyfish sting?

When must I seek immediate help if I have marine animal bite or jellyfish sting?

Anaphylaxis: A severe allergic reaction as indicated by immediate swelling, respiratory distress, difficulty swallowing, hives, or excessive vomiting should prompt an immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What do I do for jellyfish sting?

What do I do for jellyfish sting?

Hydrocortisone : Apply cool compresses (or ice packs) to the areas several times daily, followed by a thick layer of Hydrocortisone cream. If the itching continues, take an oral antihistamine (eg, benadryl). ...Read more

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Does anyone know if a jellyfish sting could trigger an allergic reaction in the rest of the body?

Does anyone know if a jellyfish sting could trigger an allergic reaction in the rest of the body?

Allergy: Allergy reaction can be systemic [whole body reaction] with the law of "none or all", to any allergen, whether peanut, penicillin, milk, bee-sting, jelly fish. ...Read more

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I have a few tiny cuts on my perineum and it itches and only stings when I use the toilet or while wiping. The cuts seemed to have appeared after having intercourse with my significant other and it's been several weeks and they haven't gone away. I'm not

I have a few tiny cuts on my perineum and it itches and only stings when I use the toilet or while wiping. The cuts seemed to have appeared after having intercourse with my significant other and it's been several weeks and they haven't gone away. I'm not

Yeast?: A yeast infection is the best bet for symptoms like these. You could safely try one of the many OTC vaginal yeast treatments, anything with active ingredient ending in "azole" (clotrimazole, miconazole, etc). All are equally effective; you can choose the least expensive. Use the cream both in the vagina and on the irritated external area. If no response after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

Since : Since the burns involve his hands, you should probably have a doctor look at him. The itching can be part of normal healing, but the stinging is concerning. In the meantime, I've listed some basic burn information below.

There are three burn classifications which will help you know what to do.

1) first degree burn: usually just redness swelling and pain. Unless it involves large areas of the hands, face, groin, feet, buttocks, or major joint, you can treat the area as a minor burn. If the burn does involve the areas listed, you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room. First degree burns may have discoloration of the skin for a few months, but do not usually lead to permanent scars.

2) second degree burn: pain, redness, swelling and blistering. As long as the burn is less than 3 inches wide and doesn't involve the body parts listed above, you can treat it as a minor burn. (it sounds as if your daughter has a small 2nd degree burn) you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room if the burn is larger than 3 inches or involves the body parts listed above.

3) third degree burn: is the most serious and the area may not hurt (from nerve damage) and can appear either black or white and dry. This needs emergent medical attention and you should call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Treatment of minor burns: 1) cool the burn by running it under cold water for 10-15 minutes or applying cold compresses (do not use ice).

2) cover the burn loosely with a gauze 3) take an NSAID such as Ibuprofen for treatment of inflammation and pain relief.

4) do not apply butter or ointments. Do not pop any blisters.

5) keep area clean and dry. Watch for sign and symptoms of infection such as increased redness, swelling, drainage, pain or fever.

6) once the burn has healed completely, the best way to avoid scarring is to keep the area out of the sun for the next 6-12 months. Sun avoidance is the single most effective way to avoid scarring.

Call your doctor with any questions. ...Read more

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I had a chemical peel and my face stings and itches. What should I do?

I had a chemical peel and my face stings and itches. What should I do?

Hydrate.: Post chemical peel, you may experience stinging and itching. I find products like avene thermal spray and moisturizers such as the skinmedica tns ceramide to be quite helpful in hydrating during this portion of your recovery. In a real pinch, you could take an oral antihistamine such as zyrtec or even apply topical Cortaid (hydrocortisone) for more relief. ...Read more

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When my body temp goes up through exercise or when I get mad/nervous my body itches/stings and little white bumps grow on my skin for 15min cures?HELP

When my body temp goes up through exercise or when I get mad/nervous my body itches/stings and little white bumps grow on my skin for 15min cures?HELP

CholinergicUrticaria: Any trigger that results in an elevation of core body temperature may provoke the onset of cholinergic urticaria. Exercise and hot, humid environments are some of the most common triggers. Other typical inciting factors for cholinergic urticaria include hot baths or showers, strong emotional feelings, and ingestion of spicy or hot foods. OTC antihistamines may prevent this: Zyrtec, Allegra,Claritin (loratadine) ...Read more

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My mole stings but it is a normal mole that looks like all my other moles. It itches sometimes but rarely. I have had forever.?

My mole stings but it is a normal mole that looks like all my other moles. It itches sometimes but rarely. I have had forever.?

Don''t worry: About it. Some moles itch, and it doesn't mean anything bad. As long as it's not enlarging or changing color ...Read more

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Every so often my forearm itches and stings horribly. Nothing I do will releive the itch. There is not a rash that I can see. Please help?

Every so often my forearm itches and stings horribly. Nothing I do will releive the itch. There is not a rash that I can see.  Please help?

Irritated nerve fibe: This represents damage to skin with irritation of small nerves in arm. Rarely there can be referred problem form somewhere else. This can represent loch simplex chronic us which is localized itching. Topical medications or injections of dilute cortisone are helpful in calming area. ...Read more

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I got a bad scrape when at the beach, I treated it with Neosporin and two days later I got a rash around it stings and itches and won't go away.

I got a bad scrape when at the beach, I treated it with Neosporin and two days later I got a rash around it stings and itches and won't go away.

Sea germs are unique: Wounds that get infected from seawater often involve germs not usually encountered otherwise. A skin eruption around such a wound may need special antibiotics. On the other hand, reactions to Neosporin are common and this might be the cause. A healthcare provider can help. The Best way to prevent wound infections is washing them out well with soap and water. ...Read more

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When I get hot, my body stings and it itches. I tend to get black marks. I don't think it's heat hives. I get these marks on my back and chest. Help?

When I get hot, my body stings and it itches. I tend to get black marks. I don't think it's heat hives. I get these marks on my back and chest. Help?

More details.: How long have you had this problem? Are the marks black and not red at all? How long does each of the mark stay with you? Do these marks appear when you are exercising or taking a hot shower or only during the cooling down period? ...Read more

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When I run I get intense stinging itches randomly around my body but mosly in the chest area and also my scalp, then when I swear a lot more it fades.

When I run I get intense stinging itches randomly around my body but mosly in the chest area and also my scalp, then when I swear a lot more it fades.

May be miliaria: May be a form of miliara (heat rash). A primary care doctor or dermatologist may help prevent and treat the symptoms. Keeping the skin surface intact and healthy is important, so try to avoid over-scratching. What happens during exercise (presuming you sweat and not swear, to stop the itch) is that the sweat glands are blocked at first (causing symptoms), but once sweating freely, it feels better. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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