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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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What do stress hives look like?

What do stress hives look like?

Depends: In stress-induced cholinergic urticaria, the rash consists of small red and very itchy bumps. In stress-induced hives, the look would be the same as another hives with large and small welts all over, . ...Read more

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What do bug bites look like usually?

What do bug bites look like usually?

See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. However, there are treated in the same way - wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines. ...Read more

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What are hives and how do they look like?

What are hives and how do they look like?

See Below: Hives are raised reddish ithcy spots that appear more red on the edges and more pale in the center. They can occur anywhere on the body and one individual spot does not normally last for more than 24 hours. See picture. ...Read more

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What do a bed bug bite look like and what do you do?

What do a bed bug bite look like and what do you do?

Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's or signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show as fast as an hour or it may not show for several days after being bitten. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions which are clear in center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings –. ...Read more

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What do hives look like? Are they little red bumps?

Yes: Hives, also known as urticaria, have the appearance of pale red, raised, itchy bumps. The size of each lesion can vary but can include being small in size. ...Read more

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What do boils look like?

What do boils look like?

Boils: They usually hurt and are on a red base, tender and swollen like an infection. ...Read more

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What do bedbug bites look like on blacks?

What do bedbug bites look like on blacks?

African american: This a photograph of african american skin with bed bug bites: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=bed+bug+bites+african+american+skin&qs=as&sk=as1&form=qbir&pq=bed%20bug%20bites%20african&sc=2-21&sp=2&qs=as&sk=as1#view=detail&id=65e18d4fb903651467c89ee95e599566ce29b313&selectedindex=1. ...Read more

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What exactly do flea bites look like?

What exactly do flea bites look like?

Flea bites: Flea bites vary in size from barely noticible to large red raised reactions. If a person is allergic to fleas, the larger reactions are more likely to occur and they are also more likely to itch. Flea bites may be indistinguishable from mosquito bite. ...Read more

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What are bed sores and what do they really look like?

What are bed sores and what do they really look like?

See Below: Bed sores are caused by prolonged pressure on the skin . . . Usually over bony prominences such as hips or shoulder blades. They can be common in people that are wheelchair or bed bound and are unable to change position frequently. Early bed sores may look like only mild skin redness. This can progress to pain, ulceration, infection, and even involvement of the underlying muscle or bone. ...Read more

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What do asbestos look like exactly?

What do asbestos look like exactly?

Small fibers: Small fibers. Asbestos used to be recognized as an ingredient in things like brake linings, wraping for heating and air cond. Pipes in the home and was in many home products. Usually you don't see the dangerous asbestos fibers that cause disease. Asbestos has now been banished from home and products that could expose one to the fibers. ...Read more

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What are bites that look like blisters?

What are bites that look like blisters?

Way to many: insect bites present this way. Can't tell you the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do blackheads usually look like?

What do blackheads usually look like?

Black dots: Like black dots on the skin, sometimes surrounded by slightly eleveted skin. The whole lesion is only about 1mm, no more than 2mm. ...Read more

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What do scabie bites look like?

What do scabie bites look like?

Small raised bites: Scabies are not visible to the naked eye. The individual lesions are smaller raised marks. The distribution is important between fingers, wrist ankles on the penis, armpits, waistbnand, nipples. Itching is worst at night. It is easily treatable but everyone in household should be treated even if not itching. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what hives look like when they're going away?

Can you tell me what hives look like when they're going away?

Hives: Most don't leave a trace when they leave but some leave a bruise like spot, these need to be investigated by an allergist/immunologist ...Read more

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What do skin ulcers look like?

What do skin ulcers look like?

SKIN ULCERS: SKIN ULCERS LOOK LIKE LITTLE SAUCER-LIKE DEPRESSIONS IN THE SKIN. OFTEN FOLLOWS SEVERE ACNE ...Read more