What are good ways to cure itchy bumps/hives?

Antihistamines. Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful for acute hives. If you have persistent hive reactions consider being seen by an Allergist for further treatment and evaluation. There are many triggers of hives so determining right trigger is important moving forward.

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Itchy bumps all over my body! It's not hives so what else can cause this?

How long? If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. Read more...

Could small, itchy bumps on my forearm be hives? If so, how quickly can hives occur?

Yes. Hives can come up very quickly - as you watch, sometimes. But there are many other causes of "small itchy bumps" - without more information it's hard to narrow it down. Your best option is to let a dermatologist look at them and tell you for sure what they are. Read more...

Can you get hives from a spider bite? I seem to have broken out in hives all over my body (red itchy bumps) and I found a spider the next day.

Urticaria. Finding a spider probably has nothing to do with your hives, just a coincidence. Urticaria (the medical term for hives) usually is an allergic reaction to something. If you're taking any medications, that might be the cause. See a doctor ASAP to help determine the cause and for treatment to reduce the itching. Read more...

My 8 year old son has flesh colored NOT itchy bumps that sort of look like bug bites or hives but only on his knees and elbows, what could it be?

Rash. It is difficult to know for sure without more history and without seeing the rash, but may be a type of virus or wart called molluscum contagiosum. Let your doctor have a look. It does go away with time so most doctors leave it alone. All the best. Read more...