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Doctor insights on: Skin Hives

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Why do I keep getting ichy skin(hives and little ichy water filled bubbles on hands/fingers )?

Why do I keep getting ichy skin(hives and little ichy water filled bubbles on hands/fingers )?

Eczema/dermatitis: This is likely due to heat or sensitivity to a soap or irritant substance that comes into contact with your hands. The treatment is to avoid hands being in water for long periods, avoid harsh soap, latex gloves and anti microbial soap. OTC hydrocortisone 1% applied twice a day should help. If the condition worsens see a doctor. ...Read more

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I recently developed a series of symptoms: lower back pain, eye inflammation, skin hives, etc. Test HLA-B27 postive. Do I have Ankylosing Spondylitis?

I recently developed a series of symptoms: lower back pain, eye inflammation, skin hives, etc. Test HLA-B27 postive. Do I have Ankylosing Spondylitis?

The signs and: symptoms you describe would lead one to place Ankylosing Spondylitis at the top of the differential diagnosis list. Be sure to follow with your Ophthalmologist for your iritis and with your Rheumatologist for the evaluation of the HLA-B27 results. There are other disease that can have the same constellation you are describing and rarely two processes can be occurring simultaneously. ...Read more

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By applying olive oil to your skin, cure hives?

By applying olive oil to your skin, cure hives?

Unfortunately no: Hives are very distressing. Unfortunately, topical treatment such as creams, ointments, etc are not effective for treating hives even antihistamine creams. The best treatment for the itching and redness of hives is an antihistamine by mouth such as claritin, zyrtec, Allegra or benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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What cause red itchy skin and hives around border of mouth? Lasts no more than an hour.

What cause red itchy skin and hives around border of mouth? Lasts no more than an hour.

With the temporary: nature sounds like some allergic response to quick exposure, i.e. nail polish, acidic foods. see derm when rash present ...Read more

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What couses burning, ichy red skin, with hives. This has been on going off and on for 4 days now, I have tried a variety of antihistamines, but nothing keeps them away for good i an a 30 year old mail

What couses burning, ichy red skin, with hives. This has been on going  off and on for 4 days now, I have tried a variety of antihistamines, but nothing keeps them away for good               i an a 30 year old mail

This : This is difficult to answer without a detailed clinical history. There are many causes of hives (including the most common causes) listed on the link below. Treatment options are also discussed. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is there any need for further testing? I am one of the lucky few to have a true milk allergy diagnosed by allergist due to history of rapid onset breathing trouble with accidental ingestion. I also react to contact with milk on the skin with hives.,

Is there any need for further testing?   I am one of the lucky few to have a true milk allergy  diagnosed by allergist due to history of  rapid onset breathing trouble with accidental ingestion.  I also react to contact with milk on the skin with hives.,

Not now: Since milk allergy may subside with time, retesting in a few years may be helpful to guide you on trying milk again. Since up to 75% of milk-allergic people can consume cooked milk (in baked products etc), what has your experience been with baked goods? There is some evidence that if baked dairy products can be tolerated, eating them regularly may lead to tolerance of the raw milk later. ...Read more

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54 yarold male skin rash/hives..Bone & joint pain vitamin d level 13ng/ml...

Complicated: You have significant vit d deficiency and i would suggest that you take vitamin d3 instead of d2 and get another level in about 2 months to assess the status. Consider taking calcium supplement also. I have seen itchy skin lesions which subsided after adequate vitamin d3 supplement. You do need to check with your doctor and make sure that you don't have osteoporosis ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a good way to cure itchy skin like bumps/hives?

I was wondering what's a good way to cure itchy skin like bumps/hives?

Moisturizing: Most itchy skin is caused by dry skin. Moisturizing on a consistent basis and especially after showering can be helpful. Using an OTC cortisone, sparingly on bad areas may also help. ...Read more