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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Weals (Overview)

Weal (welt) is a red, swollen mark on skin caused by a blow or pressure .


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What are probables causes of weals on the neck?

What are probables causes of weals on the neck?

Several things: Your doctor will have to examine your skin personally to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
7 doctors shared insights

Weals (Overview)

Weal (welt) is a red, swollen mark on skin caused by a blow or pressure .


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Are hives and weals the same thing?

Are hives and weals the same thing?

Yes: Hives and wheals are both pale red, raised bumps on the skin that are itchy and are associated with allergic reactions as well as other conditions. ...Read more

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How to treat full body hives/weals?

How to treat full body hives/weals?

Hives, what to do?: Antihistamines are primary treatment. If not adequate see pcp or board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Hello Iam from mexico, i am 34 years old, and i have been taking some loss weight pills for 2 days . however, i havent felt so well, ive notice weals?

Hello Iam from mexico, i am 34 years old, and i have been taking some loss weight pills for 2 days . however, i havent felt so well, ive notice weals?

Weight loss pills: can mean anything. You need to know what is in them. I recommend you stop taking them and see your doctor. You can use David Katz book called "Disease Proof" for an overall guide to health. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could the weal/pimple-like things on my armpits be?

What could the weal/pimple-like things on my armpits be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Does a tick bite look like a weal?

Does a tick bite look like a weal?

It depends: About 70 to 80% of people get a rash from a tick bite but about 20% get a "bull's eye" round rash called erythema migrans. ...Read more

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Are hives and weals the same thing?

Yes: Hives and wheals are both pale red, raised bumps on the skin that are itchy and are associated with allergic reactions as well as other conditions. ...Read more

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How cna i tell if it's a weal or a tick bite?

How cna i tell if it's a weal or a tick bite?

Let me help you: This picture for a tick bite. A weal 1.A red, swollen mark left on flesh by a blow or pressure. ...Read more

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What are probables causes of weals on the neck?

Several things: Your doctor will have to examine your skin personally to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What of likely causes of weals or pimples?

What of likely causes of weals or pimples?

More info please?: Wheals (or hives) and pimples are pretty different. Hives can be triggered by an allergy such as a food or medication, although many people develop hives without a clear cause. Acne is extremely common as well, and is due to a combination of hormones, bacteria, clogging of the pores, and inflammation in the skin. Stress, certain foods, and things applied to the skin can trigger it. ...Read more

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How to treat full body hives/weals?

Hives, what to do?: Antihistamines are primary treatment. If not adequate see pcp or board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have like nettle rush on my body with itchiness. After scratching, it gets red, weal, and swollen. Usually disappear within an hour. What's that?

I have like nettle rush on my body with itchiness. After scratching, it gets red, weal, and swollen. Usually disappear within an hour.  What's that?

Koebner phenomena?: People who have allergies frequently when they rub their skin (with their fingernails) may get a red rash and swelling just under where they scratched themselves. You can go to an allergist to define just what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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I got a few weals in my skin after eating candies and cookies. Why? Is it normal?

I got a few weals in my skin after eating candies and cookies. Why? Is it normal?

Allergy: You may be having an allergic reaction. food allergies exist to nuts and shellfish more commonly. other food allergies can also exist. check with your doctor. ...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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Urticaria forms raised weals, yes ? Mine are perfectly flat. They appear at most twice a day and last for about 2-3 hours, on legs and hands.

Yes, usually: Urticaria or hives can present in interesting ways. Typically the skin lesion are raised red, well circumscribed, and very itchy. The size of the wheal (raised part) may be minimal to a few mm or widespread over most of the body. Itching is even variable--some minimal and some very severe. Most will wax and wane over hours; some (more serious ones) may persist for days. ...Read more