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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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I have welts that developed on my neck about a week ago. They weren't that bad until two days ago. Now they itch pretty bad and are turning red. ?

I have welts that developed on my neck about a week ago. They weren't  that bad until two days ago. Now they itch pretty bad and are turning red. ?

Need an eval: You can try OTC hydrocortisone and cool compress but this needs to be evaluated ASAP so a professional can say for sure that nothing bad is going on! Hoping it clears up- don't wear anything on your neck especially makeup or jewelry until you are better! ...Read more

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I got bite twice On my arm while laying down and once On My neck Today Look LIKe welts and sting alot?

I got bite twice On my arm while laying down and once On My neck Today Look LIKe welts and sting alot?

Insect sting: possibly wasp, it's that time of year. Ouch. You can try ice immediately for the pain, remove the stinger if there is one with tweezers, and try a mild solution of ammonia to neutralize the toxin. After 12 hours though, nothing to do but cool compresses and look for any signs of infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) could help with pain. ...Read more

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Hi, I have moved to malaysia recently with my girlfriend and she gets this rash that looks like welts on her neck stomach and head?

Hi, I have moved to malaysia recently with my girlfriend and she gets this rash that looks like welts on her neck stomach and head?

Welts: Welts or hives are known as urticaria in medicine. They could be due to allergic reaction to something she is exposed to in malaysia. She could try antihistamines such as diphenhydramine. But she should be seen by a doctor if there's no improvement. ...Read more

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Gotten bitten by something on the neck. It turned into a welt and has a lot of small bumps covering half the neck. Now I have a red itchy swollen hard?

Gotten bitten by something on the neck. It turned into a welt and has a lot of small bumps covering half the neck. Now I have a red itchy swollen hard?

Bite: There appears to be a localised allergic reaction to the insect bite along with enough inflammation to cause enlarged lymph nodes under the skin. You could apply a cortisone type cream for relief, but if spreading redness develops, antibiotics(cream and pills) may be needed and a physician should be involved. ...Read more

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I have red splotchy welt on my neck and itchy hard welts on my scalp. It has started happening about once every couple of weeks and no otc creams or m?

I have red splotchy welt on my neck and itchy hard welts on my scalp. It has started happening about once every couple of weeks and no otc creams or m?

Just a thought: Do you go to a beauty Parlor??? Sometimes the skin reaction you describe is an allergic reaction to one of the chemicals used in a beauty parlor plus the "pattern" sounds like a hair dryer!!! Just a thought! Dr Z ...Read more

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I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

Scabies unlikely.: but it is a reason to have things evaluated. Mostly, reaction to a chemical exposure with/without sunlight sensitization effects. Can progress to a second degree burn or infection if the skin breaks open. But, if it is an allergic reaction to a medication, that needs to be fixed. And if it is sensitive skin, (mastocytosis) that needs to be fixed. And theres good treatment for it. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more