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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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What is causing my severe itchy knee with no bumps but with welts?

What is causing my severe itchy knee with no bumps but with welts?

Possibilities: Include allergic or contact dermatitis, eczema etc. See your dr for accurate diagnosis. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/rash-age-12-and-older-topic-overview. ...Read more

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I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

Scabies: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. A dermatologist or your family doctor can make this diagnosis accurately. ...Read more

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My 5yr old girl had a severe allergic reaction to amox that led to bad hives and vasculitis. One welt has showed up and ishard underneath .Normal?

My 5yr old girl had a severe allergic reaction to amox that led to bad hives and vasculitis. One welt has showed up and ishard underneath .Normal?

It can happen!: Allergic reaction to amoxycillin does happen in some children. This is a form of penicillin and it is best to avoid it in the future. Treatment may include antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) sometimes oral steroids. Oatmeal bath may help sooth the itching. ...Read more

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Severe itching on arms and legs for past week, on absorica final month, derm gave some flcuconicmide, scratching causes small white welts, hives maybe?

Severe itching on arms and legs for past week, on absorica final month, derm gave some flcuconicmide, scratching causes small white welts, hives maybe?

Antihistamine: Looks like you have dermatographism meaning that your skin has become over sensitive. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 doses a day if necessary. If the problem persists, see an allergist. ...Read more

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How can you treat a severe bruise?

How can you treat a severe bruise?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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What type of bug bite makes an immediate severe bruise?

What type of bug bite makes an immediate severe bruise?

Nonspecific.: A brown recluse spider bite can sometimes be mistaken for a severe bruise, but that is serious business. If the area grows rapidly worse and takes on other colors, see your doctor immediately. More likely, though, the bug that bit you just happened to damage a small skin capillary, and that's what caused the bruise. It will heal more slowly than most bites, but it will heal. ...Read more

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Severe pain or a bruise like feeling when i touch my head from the back the pain is in the middle of my head towards the right side more on earlevel?

Severe pain or a bruise like feeling when i touch my head from the back the pain is in the middle of my head towards the right side more on earlevel?

Occipital Neuralgia: Sounds like you might have this. I would consider icing the area and using anti-inflammatories to help. If it does not resolve you might see your doctor for a occipital nerve block with steroid. ...Read more