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I keep breaking out in hives?

I keep breaking out in hives?

Unclear: Most of the time doctors never find our why patient have hives. Over the counter antihistamines are usually helpful, but must be taken regularly to prevent the hives. Zyrtec (cetirizine) may be the most helpful, but is also the most sleep inducing. If they last 3 months see a doctor -best to see a dermatologist with an interest in the subject. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Hives (Definition)

A condition characterized by an outbreak of red bumps that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, or other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Breaking out in hives in several places?

Breaking out in hives in several places?

Very common: Hives are characterized by swelling, itching, and redness. They often are red, raised, and will often start as small, pinpoint lesions that coalesce into large lesions. They literally can occur anywhere on the body and can often occur in multiple places. There are many causes for hives including food allergy, medications, temperature changes, and allergy to materials that touch the skin. ...Read more

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What causes my skin to break out into sores and itch?

What causes my skin to break  out into sores and itch?

See doctor: A doctor needs to take your history and examine your skin to see what is going on. I'm so sorry you are suffering. You should contact your primary care doctor and you may be referred to a dermatologist. Just to be thorough, make sure you check your bedding for bed bugs and your home for fleas if you have pets. ...Read more

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My hands keep breaking out and the skin is peeling?

My hands keep breaking out and the skin is peeling?

Hand Eczema: Eczema, also called dermatitis. 'hand dermatitis' is a broad term for any type of eczema that develops on the hands. Hand dermatitis often has unique causes, commonly job-related and can require specific testing and treatments. Treatment is with emollients like cerave cream which is otc and prescription strength cortisone like vanos. ...Read more

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Overnight break out on face allergic reaction?

Overnight break out on face allergic reaction?

Rash: The diagnosis of a rash typically requires a physical exam, see a medical provider for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any advice\experience with breaking out in hives?

Any advice\experience with breaking out in hives?

Hives treatment: If you have it for less than 6 weeks without any associated lung or gastrointestinal symptoms, and is not caused by food or drug allergies, it's usually benign. You can try any otc anti histamine. If it lasts more than 6 weeks, it becomes chronic hives, you would need to see a doctor to do some lab works. ...Read more

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My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly.  What is the cause?

Rash: Sounds like an urticarial rash. Hives are a red, rasied, scattered and intensely itchy rash resembling mosquito bites. Treatment is to remove the inciting agent, and to use topical anti-itch and oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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I break out in random, red blotches all over my body. Sometimes they get very itchy, then they become hives. Skin allergy?

I break out in random, red blotches all over my body. Sometimes they get very itchy, then they become hives. Skin allergy?

Red blotches: It could be a skin allergy but also something taken internally like medicine or food could cause the red blotches. See an allergist for help. ...Read more

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What foods might be the cause of me breaking out (swollen lips, skin rashes)?

What foods might be the cause of me breaking out (swollen lips, skin rashes)?

Stop eating them!: Sounds like an allergic reaction. I would avoid those foods until you have a complete allergy work up. The next time you eat these foods could be your last. See an allergist. ...Read more

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After allergic reaction to penicillin following itching from head to toe then turned into skin pricking,tingling,burning,molting skin?

After allergic reaction to penicillin following itching from head to toe then turned into skin pricking,tingling,burning,molting skin?

Allergy: Allergy can be accompanied by an intense skin reaction which causes loss of superficial skin. If this is an acute and severe reaction it may actually be life threatening, but most commonly skin is shed a week or two after an allergic response ...Read more

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Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What keeps causing these?

Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What keeps causing these?

Usually: Warm and moist areas or if vaginal maybe from someone who cares it. Be checked if the reason is not obvious you may need some blood work. All the best. ...Read more

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Why does my skin become itchy and break out in hives and rashes whenever I sweat?

Why does my skin become itchy and break out in hives and rashes whenever I sweat?

Dermatitis and find : this is called pruritic dermatitis so that your skin shows an allergic reaction to the components of your sweat. ...Read more

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What's happening chemically in the body when you break out in hives and severe itching/stinging from heat? Cholinergic urticaria. How is this happen?

Vasoactive Amines: Your body is more reactive to the heat and releases chemicals that cause urticaria. This answer in part depends on the rest of your health. Your body releases these chemicals known as vasoactive amines that cause the swelling and itching that you see with your urticaria ...Read more

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Skin itches and rashes form in some locations. Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year. Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.

Skin itches and rashes form in some locations.  Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year.  Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.

Fungal likely: Usually occur in groin, armpits, under breasts, but occur anywhere where u sweat more. Fungus are notorious for reappearing during summer time as they like moist conditions. Key is to keep the areas as dry as possible. Antifungal and steroid creams are the usual treatment. A dermatologist can help ...Read more