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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

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 more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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How can you treat itching due to urticaria?

How can you treat itching due to urticaria?

Antihistamines: For most patients antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin are effective. If these are not effective second line treatment (off-label) could include Doxepin and singulair and h2 antihistamines, such as zantac. It is important to find the cause of the hives, and an allergist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Hii.my problem is that after l taking shower there will be itching all ovet my body(only itching) lhad diagnosed that i have urticaria..is that true??

Hii.my problem is that after l taking shower there will be itching all ovet my body(only itching) lhad diagnosed that i have urticaria..is that true??

Possible: Hot showers can make urticaria and pruritus/itching worse. Itching without an actual rash can have many different causes. It would be worthwhile to see a medical provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Have severe itching all over my body,weals, Urticaria,taken tab.fexofenadine,not releived totally,pruritus more on waking from sleep,wearing Sweaters?

Have severe itching all over my body,weals, Urticaria,taken tab.fexofenadine,not releived  totally,pruritus more on waking from sleep,wearing Sweaters?

Raise the dose: You may try taking fexofenadine up to 4 x the recommended dose and see if this helps. Wool sweaters tend to intensify the itching. If the problem lasts for more than 6 wks, try to get to an allergist. ...Read more

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Intense itching from increased body temperature. few small bumps. no wheel flare. Profuse sweating history. Miliara Rubra or cholinergic urticaria?

Intense itching from increased body temperature. few small bumps. no wheel flare. Profuse sweating history. Miliara Rubra or cholinergic urticaria?

Duration?: If the bumps subside within a few hours after the event, they are likely from cholinergic urticaria. Taking an antihistamine prior to the activity -> increase in body heat may prevent it from happening. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pruritus and urticaria?

What is the difference between pruritus and urticaria?

Similar : Pruritus means itching (and not necessarily a rash) while urticaria refers to an itchy rash that is raised, red, round to oval lesions that come and go. The problems that cause itching (pruritus) without a rash can be different than the causes of hives (urticaria). ...Read more

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I have severe pruritus and urticaria..for more than 2weeks now,causing weals all over my body.More when i wear sweater or after warm bath,in winter.

I have severe pruritus and urticaria..for more than 2weeks now,causing weals all over my body.More when i wear sweater or after warm bath,in winter.

Cold Urticaria: Cold urticaria or sensitivity to wool can be a cause of your symptoms. These symptoms maybe treated with H1antihistamines (cetirizine etc) and H2 antihistamines (Zantac). Severe symptoms maybe need steroid treatment. Anti inflammatory diet may help as well. See your doctor for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I pruritus and urticaria with heat in my left ear occur every day and goes with Cetrizine 5mg. CBC & ESR results normal but IgE is little high.

I pruritus and urticaria with heat in my left ear occur every day and goes with Cetrizine 5mg. CBC & ESR results normal but IgE is little high.

Skin issues: It seems like you are using the appropriate initial medicine, and have blood tests. The next step is another evaluation. Examination definitely, may need to add a topical steroid ointment (medicine applied onto your skin), and if still no relief maybe a skin biopsy. Good luck with finding the answer... ...Read more

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Hi doc, I have a reaction that itches it's mosquito like reaction that spreads all over my body it comes out I itch it and hives appear then goes on ?

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I have a reaction that itches it's mosquito like reaction that spreads all over my body it comes out I itch it and hives appear then goes on ?

Hives: They sound like hives. Try antihistamine up to every 6 hrs to see if it helps. If not, see doctor. Even if it helps, if they persist over 6 weeks, see allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more