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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


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If I even GRAZE my skin anywhere it becomes red inflamed & very itchy and will welt up. Sporadically will happen without contact. No new foods/meds?

If I even GRAZE my skin anywhere it becomes red inflamed & very itchy and will welt up. Sporadically will happen without contact. No new foods/meds?

Dermatographism: Not an allergy. A physical urticaria. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can try ceterazine (Zertec) daily. Why ginger? I like it but it is not a medicine. ...Read more

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Spots of dry skin on forearms...itchy...I scratched them. And now they are red welts?

Dermatographism: When the skin welts up after scratching, it is call dermatographism. Antihistamine often helps control this condition. Sometimes dry skin can cause it as well and you may try applying a moisturizer to the area especially right after bathing to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Itchy skin everyday. After itch my skin, I get really bad red welts. Don't know why I get itchy skin everyday.

Itchy skin everyday. After itch my skin, I get really bad red welts. Don't know why I get itchy skin everyday.

Dry skin?: Apply a moisturizer all over your body immediately after bathing and preferably again in another 12 hrs +/- bathing. Avoid scented and anti-bacterial soaps. May also try an antihistamine to see if this helps. Check any lotion, medication, supplements which were newly introduced prior to onset of your itching. See dermatologist if problem persists. ...Read more

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My skin can become very itchy throughout the day and when I scratch my skin will turn red and welt up this happens every day?

My skin can become very itchy throughout the day and when I scratch my skin will turn red and welt up this happens every day?

Welts after scratch: Dermatographism is a condition in which welts (hives) appear after one scratches the skin. There are cells in the skin called mast cells. These cells release histamine when one has an allergic reaction. This is why one takes anti-histamines for allergies. When one has dermatographism, these cells release histamine when they are irritated (by scratching the skin). ...Read more

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I have had itchy skin for quite some time. When I scratch, I get raised welts that aren't red. Sometimes they are parallel lines. Stress?

I have had itchy skin for quite some time. When I scratch, I get raised welts that aren't red. Sometimes they are parallel lines. Stress?

Dermographism: Twitchy mast cells. A physical urticaria, not an allergy. Skin reacts to stroking. A topical steroid, probably prescription strength, to reduce itch will reduce scratching, thus reduce welting. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Atarax are very sedating and therefor appropriate only at bedtime. The best antihistamine for this is usually Zyrtec [cetirizine] which is sometimes used at 2 or 3 a day if 1 is not effective. ...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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Should I be concerned if the skin around my bug bite is red and looks like a bruise but it is not itchy or painful?

Should I be concerned if the skin around my bug bite is red and looks like a bruise but it is not itchy or painful?

Yes: The bruising is the injury to the tissue this will resolve the surrounding redness must be watched to be sure there is no infection and does not spread. Now a bug bite wound is a set up for an infection so keep the are clean and dry and watch for any spreading If so see your doctor ...Read more

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Welts re-curring, itchy, red, swollen?

Welts re-curring, itchy, red, swollen?

See your doctor/derm: See your doctor or a dermatologist to find out what is it and what treatment you need. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a remedy for itchy red welts that turn into bug bites?

Can you recommend a remedy for itchy red welts that turn into bug bites?

? Urticaria: And could chronic if that has been going on for sometime, please see an allergist, if not, could be just acute urticaria and will go on its own, OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated, would help in the interim, good luck ...Read more

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What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

Different causes: Generalized skin sensations like those may be seen with anxiety, diabetes, thyroid disease, deficiency of calcium, magnesium, electrolytes, vit b 12, toxic agents, prickly heat, intolerance of certain clothing material, etc. If symptoms persist, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more