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Dermatological, maybe allergy problem (urticaria) - cannot tell for sure. What should I do?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Take antihistamines

If your urticaria has an obvious cause, like peanuts or shrimp, or if you are experiencing lip swelling, tongue swelling, trouble breathing or light-headedness you should see an allergist.
Otherwise, try taking an otc antihistamine like Cetirizine or fexofenadine once or twice a day. The urticaria will often resolve on its own over time. If this doesn't work, see a doc.

In brief: Take antihistamines

If your urticaria has an obvious cause, like peanuts or shrimp, or if you are experiencing lip swelling, tongue swelling, trouble breathing or light-headedness you should see an allergist.
Otherwise, try taking an otc antihistamine like Cetirizine or fexofenadine once or twice a day. The urticaria will often resolve on its own over time. If this doesn't work, see a doc.
Dr. John Overholt
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: See derm or allergis

You should see dermatologist or allergist.
In fact you might have to see both.

In brief: See derm or allergis

You should see dermatologist or allergist.
In fact you might have to see both.
Dr. Robert Jackson
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