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Small Red Welts On Skin
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
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
On my head, I have small blotch that is light & spreading slowly. In the center there is a red bruise that appears, scabs, disappears, ?
Dermatologist: Lesions that a=asymmetric, b=irregular boarders, c=irregular color pattern, d=larger then the size of a pencil eraser are worrisome. If your fit the abcd rule, have it biopsied. ...Read more
Every so often I get what starts off as small red dots under the skin they then go darker and then the area turns yellow like a bruise no pain then go?
Difficult to tell: Skin issues are very difficult to diagnosis without actually seeing and touching the lesion. Occasionally, doctors may even need to biopsy or culture the lesion to make a determination. Best to see you family doctor or dermatologist to get you the best answer. ...Read more
I've had reoccurring little welt on my shoulder. Looks like a bug bite. But comes and goes. It's itchy but has no center or flaky skin. No redness either. Just a itchy welt?
Itchy spot: Could be many things as need a picture perhaps. Best to get examination. Could be eczema for a an example ...Read more
I've had this itchy skin prob since taking amoxycllin in April '14. basically certain parts of my body itch and usually a rash or welt occurs, redness?
My son (3) hit head on his top middle of ear. He has a bruise and a small cut on ear. But he has a 2" bump behind ear too with a red mark. Hurt 2 touc?
Ear injury: Have it checked by your pediatrician. May need to have ENT take a look. Put ice on area for two hours. ...Read more
Had knee arthroscopic synovectomy on right knee to remove PVNS. Next 2 dressing I had small red, bruise under the skin. Today it's spreaded x10.
Call your surgeon: This is not a sign of PVNS recurrence. This also does not sound like any problem with the surgery or anything dangerous. It is most likely bleeding from the surgery coming to the surface. You should still call your surgeon. This is the best person to tell you if it is OK to ignore or needs to be checked. ...Read more
Unexplained small red bruise on inside of elbow, looks like a blood vessel ruptured underneath the skin. Of concern? What could it be caused by?
Sounds normal: From your description it sounds normal, something like one would get after having had a needle puncture for a blood test. It should resolve within a week. If not consult with your family physician. ...Read more
Itchy/burning sensation in skin followed by welts, little bumps or redness since april, especially at scalp and inside ears, help anyone, what's wrong?
Need evaluation: May need o see a Dermatologist or Allergist for further testing and management ...Read more
Itchy skin, welts, redness, hot to the touch. Already got a steroid shot yesterday (depomedrol (methylprednisolone) 80mg).?
When my skin is scratched by anything, it turns red and welts up. What can I do or take to prevent this?
Dermatographia: It sounds like you may have a condition known as dermatographia (literally "skin-writing"). In this condition, any little scratch can cause a local allergic reaction, which is the red welt you are seeing. If this is correct, it is often treated with antihistamines or topical steroids. You should be evaluated by a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more
My step daughter keeps getting red welts that turn in to scabs. She feels it when they show up like she got bitten but not head indicating a bite?
Welts: See your doctor. -- Take pictures.Get a more detailed answer ›
once a month I wake up with a bite like bump that itches and turns into a welt that is brownish and skin round it turns red after shower?
Bite: Such an itchy bump may well be an insect bite rather than a simple hive which usually would be multiple and due to an allergy to something internal or external and would be difficult to pinpoint as it only occurs once a month. You could consult a dermatologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Induration: Redness doesn't count; it has to be induration (hardness). If you gently run a ballpoint pen along your skin toward the site of the test and it comes to a stop, you may have reached the edge of the induration. You can then determine the diameter of the induration by doing the same thing from the other directions. If it's red but there's no induration, it's a negative test. ...Read more
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
With the cold weather lately, my skin is very sensitive. Welt looking bumps on my back and elbows & skin turns red easily when itched. Normal?
Cold urticaria-hives: Urticaria is an allergy-like condition that occurs when your body reacts as if to stop a foreign infection. When exposed to cold you break out. Other get it from sunlight, citrus, or a viral infection. It's a histamine problem, so OTCs like cetirazine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can block the effect. The spontaneous marks are hives, the marks from scratching is called dermatographism. ...Read more
Had a local reaction to a vaccine two weeks ago. All the swelling and redness went away, but now my skin is discolored like a fading darker bruise?
Bruise: Sometimes bruising can be worse than others. As long as you feel well and it is trending toward improving, I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more
What could cause red pin size spot and welt around it, on my arm, that feels like my skin is burning and when I squeeze it, clear fluid comes out?
Many potential cause: If you have a blistering lesion which are burning, you need to consider seeing a dermatologist. Since you have given us no information on your health condition and drug intake, it is impossible to venture a guess. I would urge you to consult a dermatologist if the problem persists for more than 2 weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more
This morning put an ice pack on bare skin. Skin is red like a welt, no pain, no blisters and feeling is normal should I be concerned with the welt?
Well, actually ice: Can injure the skin. Try applying the ice over a thin towel and limit ice application to 15 minutes. ...Read more
Messy toddler ate watermelon & got juice all over body, now has red blotches and slight welts on skin where melon juice contacted. Is it an allergy?
Had red dots all over skin 4 years. They seem 2 flare up & get blotchy, some look like bruises, welts they itch now w/ additional rash. What could it b?
I get random skin welts on my arms. Sometimes one big 1cm one other times lots of little ones in the same area. Mylocort doesn't help. Itchy red swollen. No change in soaps or creams. Ongoing for 2 weeks. What to do?
Welts on arms random: Do you have dermtographia? In that case no treatment needed. Need more details. ...Read more