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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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I keep getting red hives all over my body. Not sure from what. What can I do?

I keep getting red hives all over my body. Not sure from what. What can I do?

Allergist: See an allergist, they can help you achieve control of your hives, you may never find the cause, but they can help you make them tolerable. ...Read more

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2 1/2 yr old been on keflex for 6 days started 2 days ago with the redness hives red dots all over body does that me she is allergic?

2 1/2 yr old been on keflex for 6 days started 2 days ago with the redness  hives red dots all over body does that me she is allergic?

Rash on Keflex: Usually a true allergy happens within the first 24-48 hours. It may still be a hypersensitivity or drug eruption from Keflex or a viral exanthum of childhood like roseola. Best to return to the pediatrician or family dr for exam and documentation purposes. ...Read more

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Mixed rubbing alcohol and water to calm baby's fever. Hours later he broke out n red bumpy hives all over his body. Can it b allergic reaction?

Mixed rubbing alcohol and water to calm baby's fever. Hours later he broke out n red bumpy hives all over his body.  Can it b allergic reaction?

Bumpy hives: It could be an allergic reaction or a rash from the febrile illness itself, or perhaps any medication given for the illness. Report this to your doctor for advise on how to proceed. ...Read more

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I'm babysitting a little boy with red swollen sporadic hives all over his body. No other symptoms. What can I do in addition to antihistamines?

I'm babysitting a little boy with red swollen sporadic hives all over his body. No other symptoms. What can I do in addition to antihistamines?

Other options: This will usually require or more thorough work up. Most times hives in children is related to a recent viral infection. No other treatment beyond antihistamines and time is needed. If hives persist or are accompanied by other symptoms the child should be evaluated by an allergist. If he experiences any problems breathing etc. you should give epinephrine and call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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Whenever I'm breaking sweat I am getting stinging feeling, pins and needles, hives-like redness and bumps all over the body. What should I do?

Whenever I'm breaking sweat I am getting stinging feeling, pins and needles, hives-like redness and bumps all over the body. What should I do?

Allergies: These generalized hives may be caused by histamine released by your body temperature rising and an antihistamine like benadry or atarax(causes drowsiness) or Claritin (loratadine) May block the reaction. The allergy could also be due to something internal as well as external. An allergist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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I get huge red blotches that look like hives all over my body frequently especially after showering. They don't itch. What is it?

I get huge red blotches that look like hives all over my body frequently especially after showering. They don't itch. What is it?

HMMMM?: Tough to say. See your Doctor as it could be a simple "heat rash" reaction from the hot water, or maybe a change in soap/shampoo is causing your reaction to occur. See your Doctor and s/he can take a good history and physical examination to determine what is the most likely cause and then discuss the best treatment options with you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Red blotches all over body, not itchy though. Is this hives or something else?

Red blotches all over body, not itchy though. Is this hives or something else?

Hives: Hives are usually raised and itchy. You need to see a doctor to evaluate your rash, the cause and potential treatments. ...Read more

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I've developed hives or what seems like hives over my body there are lumps which are red coming out on certain parts of my body what could this be?

I've developed hives or what seems like hives over my body there are lumps which are red coming out on certain parts of my body what could this be?

Sounds like hives: 26 yo male with red lumps coming out on certain parts of body. Hives resemble lumps, they are usually large and raised off the skin, and extremely itchy. Try taking an oral antihistamine to see if the hives get better. If you have any associated difficulty breathing or swelling of your throat, please seek emergency treatment. ...Read more