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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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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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once a month I wake up with a bite like bump that itches and turns into a welt that is brownish and skin round it turns red after shower?

once a month I wake up with a bite like bump that itches and turns into a welt that is brownish and skin round it turns red after shower?

Bite: Such an itchy bump may well be an insect bite rather than a simple hive which usually would be multiple and due to an allergy to something internal or external and would be difficult to pinpoint as it only occurs once a month. You could consult a dermatologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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About two and half months ago I started experiencing first pricky skin in different spots then my skin feels like its on fire them itches like crazy then I get big welts like hives them it just disappears and its fine just happens out of no where at anyti

About two and half months ago I started experiencing first pricky skin in different spots then my skin feels like its on fire them itches like crazy then I get big welts like hives them it just disappears and its fine just happens out of no where at anyti

Likle hives: Hives are usually itchy red spots that comes and goes quickly. They can be caused by allergy, viral infections, and autoimmunity (reacting to yourself). Antibiotics can cause a reaction as long as two weeks after stopping it and persist up to 6 months (recurrently). Foods reactions occur usually quickly after eating the food and clears in 24 hours. Autoimmune can occur sporadically for no reason. ...Read more

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Been getting rash every day over year now. Skin itches then I get a big red welt or tons of little bumps that sometimes form a line. Help! Been to doc?

Allergist/skin doc: First you may try taking an otc antihistamine up to 4 regular doses per day. If this problem fails to respond, persists or gets worse, then see a dermatologist or an allergist. ...Read more

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My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity (also called hypersensitivity reaction) refers to undesirable reactions produced by the normal immune system, including allergies and autoimmunity. These reactions may be damaging, uncomfortable, or occasionally fatal. Hypersensitivity reactions require a pre-sensitized (immune) state of the host. Causes include foods, meds, infections, systemic diseases and others. ...Read more

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My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

An: An itchy rash with raised red bumps can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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My son has a rash and iam woundering what it is? The rash is inside of the skin, there is no bumps or welts, it itches and burns. There is no fever or nausea, no votming

There: There are many conditions that can cause a rash that appears to be inside or "under" the skin.

If it is itching or burning, you would need to be concerned about some type of contact he had, such as an allergan.

It could also be several different skin conditions, such as eczema, or could be the result of an infection.

I am glad he has no fever or vomiting. If he developed those symptoms he would have to be seen immediately.

As it is itching and burning though, I would urge you to take him to his doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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A few welts on my skin that come and go but now 2 days later have full blown hives. No pain just itching. Taking anti-histamines. Should I b worried?

A few welts on my skin that come and go but now 2 days later have full blown hives. No pain just itching. Taking anti-histamines. Should I b worried?

Hives discussion: Hives are usually not worrisome, unless associated with other features, such as pain/pressure (as opposed to itch), fever, unintentional weight loss, hives lasting more than 24 hours, and hives that leave scars. The most common associations with new onset hives are food and medication; however, there are a lot of causes of hives ...Read more

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How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

Seborrheic Dermatiti: If this is a recurring problem, it may be seborrheic dermatitis. This is a troublesome condition of unknown cause, although it can be worsened by stress. Try small amounts of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. Your skinseb should clear it up in a few days. Unfortunately, the condition will probably recur--but you can control it with judicious applications of the cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Found dark colored splotch on skin. Looks like a bruise but the dark area feels elevated and dry. No itching. What could it be?

Found dark colored splotch on skin. Looks like a bruise but the dark area feels elevated and dry. No itching. What could it be?

Many. Get checked: A skin lesion that you have described could be due to many causes. Whatever the reason it is best ro have a dermatologist check it out if you want to know exactly what it is. If it is serious then early diagnosis is important. ...Read more

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Is it normel to bruise yourself if you ve had zoster for 7mon. I bruised my self under my chin after an itching episodei keep thinking of skin cancer?

Not likely Cancer.: Scratching skin is trauma and trauma can product bruising. Try to control your reaction. Consider cool compresses rather than scratching. ...Read more

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I have a raised welted circle with two puncture wounds in the middle it itches what could this be? Thought it might be a spider

I have a raised welted circle with two puncture wounds in the middle it itches what could this be? Thought it might be a spider

Not enough info!: If this is worsening, your bite (assume it is by your description) may become infected. Certain bites (brown recluse spider, for example) can contain tissue toxins that lead to large (r) difficult-to-heal wounds that may require physician care or even surgery. If this is getting worse, see an md promptly. If no sign of worsening, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the welt and itch. ...Read more

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A red welt the size of a silver dollar on my lower back it's got a white center & itches & a hard knot underneath when I rub it. Possible causes?

A red welt the size of a silver dollar on my lower back it's got a white center & itches & a hard knot underneath when I rub it. Possible causes?

Welt: This may be an insect bite in view of the firm swelling in the middle along with redness and itching. A giant hive would be another possibility. A hive usually resolves in a day or so and others may appear as part of an allergic reaction to something. If it's a bite it takes longer to resolve, but if redness extends have it examined for possible complicating infection. ...Read more

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I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

Drug reaction: If you have started taking any new medications that caused the rash then try stopping the medicin ad see if it will improve other wise you have to see your doctor could be serious. ...Read more

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Why I breakout with welts on my forearm it itches too what can it be I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it goes away sometimes but what can it be it comes and goes?

Why I breakout with welts on my forearm it itches too what can it be I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it goes away sometimes but what can it be it comes and goes?

Many causes: If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) controlled it, then it is not contact dermatitis in the true sense. If the hives are confined to the forearms, then it may be from something you are using on your forearm especially when they don't involve the other exposed areas of the body (which would have suggested a link to sun exposure). Consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Rash: Your history is interesting but I am not sure it is related to the miscarriage. You do not describe where the rash is, but you need to have a doctor look at it for a proper diagnosis. Some individuals have cyclical hives with their menstrual cycles, and that may be your case. ...Read more

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Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Multiple causes: Dry hair, scalp, dandruff, seborrhea of the scalp, folliculitis, reaction to soaps, shampoo or condition. Please seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more