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Treat Itching Urticaria
Antihistamines: Cholinergic urticaria (hives) is caused by increase in core body temperature with triggers like exercise with sweating, strong emotions, and bathing in hot water. Identify and avoid known triggers, avoid bathing in hot water and performing strenuous exercise during hot weather. Can take non-sedating antihistamines 1-2 times daily. Allergist can perform methacholine challenge in office to confirm. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone cure?: While topical steroids are helpful in reducing inflammation and symptoms like itching in allergic skin disorders such as atopic and contact dermatitis, the rash will recur if the conditions remain that caused the rash. For example, if you have nickel sensitivity and developed a rash from jewelry, the rash may resolve with steroids, but will recur with further nickel contact. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify & medicate: With any allergic reaction, it's important to identify the trigger and avoid. Other antihistamines can be tried and these include claritin, clarinex, allegra, zyrtec and xyzal (levocetirizine). Under the direction of a physician, higher doses may be needed. If the reaction is severe, seek care, as oral steroids may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?
Yes: Allergy is usually associated with itching at the affected organ but most itching are not caused by allergies. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without a skin rash. If the itching is caused by allergies (but not contact allergy), antihistamine in sufficient doses would work. In contact allergy involving the skin, topical cortisone works far better. ...Read more
Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen
Hive & rash: you have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat itch, triggers: There are 4 basic principles to treating atopic dermatitis: 1: controlling itch with antihistamines, 2: good skin care for dryness, 3: using anti-inflammatory medications like steroid creams and elidel/protopic type agents, and 4: studying and addressing triggers (like food or animal allergies or chemicals that irritate sensitive skin, or superinfection with staph). See dermatologist or allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: You must see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment because there are many diseases that cause itching. ...Read more
Depends on cause ...: Pruritus vulvae or an itchy vulva can be a symptom of lots of different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, to mention only a few .. I suggest see your doctor to find out the cause & best treatment for you. There's more info and some great vulva skin care tips on this link http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/the-itchy-vulva. Good luck! ...Read more
Many: Dry skin, infestations (e.g., scabies), skin disorders (e.g., atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus), medications, metabolic deficiencies (e.G, . Low iron), hematologic disorders (e.g., anemia, lymphoma). Infections, thyroid dysfunction, renal disease, etc. Therefore, a proper evaluation by a physician is warranted. ...Read more
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