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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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I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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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Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Shins are sensitive: Shins do not have a lot of padding there so it is easy to get a small bump and end up with a bruise. If it does not heal up notmally as a bruise should in a week to 10 days then see a doctor. ...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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My legs itch and when i scratch they bruise. I have also recently not been eating much and have lost alot of weight?

My legs itch and when i scratch they bruise. I have also recently not been eating much and have lost alot of weight?

Get checked for DM: Please get blood tests for Diabetes Mellitus.High blood sugar can give all of these symptoms. But there may be more simple explanation for these. In short needs through Examination by your Doctor. ...Read more

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I have this extremely unbearable itching in my legs whenever walking or running making me scratch until red welts. Had it since I was a preteen.

I have this extremely unbearable itching in my legs whenever walking or running making me scratch until red welts. Had it since I was a preteen.

Get help: Hard to know what is going on from the description alone. Ask an Allergist or Dermatologist for a consultation as this may be chronic hives, and only partially controlled with your Zyrtec (cetirizine). It is time to find a better way to manage. Good luck! ...Read more

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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


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more