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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

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


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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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Could small red itchy welts on my body be an allergy to dryer sheets?

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

Could be drug allerg: Drug allergies are a common cause of an itching rash. If you are taking any new medicines lately added, stop it for a couple of days. In the meantime, you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) once or twice a day...It might help reduce the allergy. But it can also make you sleepy, so take it at night and see if it helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

Seborrheic Dermatiti: If this is a recurring problem, it may be seborrheic dermatitis. This is a troublesome condition of unknown cause, although it can be worsened by stress. Try small amounts of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. Your skinseb should clear it up in a few days. Unfortunately, the condition will probably recur--but you can control it with judicious applications of the cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?

I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?

Hives vs bites: The question is whether these are bites or hives indicating an allergic response to something internal or external. If the welts clear after a day only to appear elsewhere, this would favor an allergic reaction to food, medication, etc rather than insect bites which last several days at each site. Antihistamines relieve hives and the itching of bites. See your MD as needed. ...Read more

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I have a flat, non-itchy, non-dry pink/red mark on leg for a year, sometimes looks like a bruise, changes shade regular, what can it be?

I have a flat, non-itchy, non-dry pink/red mark on leg for a year, sometimes looks like a bruise, changes shade regular, what can it be?

Without looking: The answer I would provide is merely a likely thing, but this is speculative. I have always espoused the doctrine that a rash or skin condition must be seen to be given a diagnosis. Spider veins and hemangiomas can appear similar to your description and are often itchy at times. Still this is conjecture. Show this skin anomaly to a doctor, and you will be able to find out what it is. ...Read more

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I have red bruise like bumps all over my legs, they are painful and feel like a bruise and are itchy. What could this be?

I have red bruise like bumps all over my legs, they are painful and feel like a bruise and are itchy. What could this be?

Well: Emanation in person or with photographs with Healthtap type visit required for specific diagnosis and skin treatment ...Read more

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I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

Lupus: W/systemic lupus erythematosus you may have the lupus anticoagulant and a coagulopathic bleed get seen ASAP get a blood count coagulation tests and favor 5 Leiden mutation protein c and s screening and platelet count bring all meds good luck stay calm ...Read more

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Last month I got sunburnt on the very top of my left thigh. Now, a month later there are small itchy, red welts on it. What could it be?

Last month I got sunburnt on the very top of my left thigh. Now, a month later there are small itchy, red welts on it. What could it be?

PMLE: This sounds like polymorphous light eruption, which is a reaction to intense sunlight. However, it usually breaks out within hours not weeks. You should consult dermatology for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ a red itchy welt on thigh yesterday and it is almost gone. Today woke up with another one on my thigh. What is it? Don't think it's bedbugs

Woke up w/ a red itchy welt on thigh yesterday and it is almost gone. Today woke up with another one on my thigh. What is it? Don't think it's bedbugs

Hive: The welt you describe sounds like a hive. A bite would typically not come and go. Possible you could have developed some type of allergy to bedding or night gown. ...Read more

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Non itchy red welts/bumps started on stomach then spread to back and upper thigh area? Bumps are slightly raised

Rash: It's difficult to tell you what kind of rash you have without seeing it but it may be related to hives or urticaria from something you are allergic to or something that you ate. You might want to try orc benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally or topically to see if it help. Good luck ...Read more

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I have large welt like bumps on my right shin. Very red. Bumps always there but only itch on occasion. Tender and painful before it gets itchy.?

I have large welt like bumps on my right shin. Very red. Bumps always there but only itch on occasion. Tender and painful before it gets itchy.?

EN?: EN stands for erythema nodosum. it is poorly understood but suggests there may be some type of infection or ongoing process such as an autoimmune disease. See your doc and have that person explain this more. ...Read more

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Itchy red welt, then blister. Most on limbs (67).Now even on lips. Brush teeth, spit blood. Bld n nose. BP? Autoimmune? Could the spider bite b4 trigger this?

Itchy red welt, then blister. Most on limbs (67).Now even on lips. Brush teeth, spit blood. Bld n nose. BP? Autoimmune? Could the spider bite b4 trigger this?

May be urgent: If this is just developing at this very minute, you may be in the early stages of a severe allergic reaction ("Steven-Johnson Syndrome") which is a medical emergency. If this is acute, TO IMMEDIATELY TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM. If this is not acute, it still will require careful evaluation. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more