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Skin 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
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
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
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
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
My face is breaking out across my nose and under my eyes. Red burning rash like...not dry skin can't think of any allergic reactions?
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
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
I have broken out into a severe skin allergy due to fleas infestation on my dog. Itchy red bumps, spreading. hydrocortisone how long?Pain in joints
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
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
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