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I have round welts all over my stomach and chest area. The doctor I went to see did not run any tests, just said I had a viral infection. I am continuing to get more round welts and they are spreading to my legs. Should I get a second opinion or go to the

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes!

An expanding rash such as the one you describe suggests an ongoing problem that requires the expertise of a dermatologist or internist.
Allergic reactions are a possibility here as well as a viral "exanthem." since repeated allergic reactions can be increasingly serious, i suggest a visit to a health care provider..Pronto!

In brief: Yes!

An expanding rash such as the one you describe suggests an ongoing problem that requires the expertise of a dermatologist or internist.
Allergic reactions are a possibility here as well as a viral "exanthem." since repeated allergic reactions can be increasingly serious, i suggest a visit to a health care provider..Pronto!
Dr. James Henning
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Urticaria

Welts are bumps in the skin that are caused by a fluid buildup directly below the surface of the skin.
A number of things can lead to the development of a welt, ranging from trauma to the skin to an allergic reaction, an infection, foods, medication, and systemic disease. Treatment of urticaria is with antihistamines like zyrtec or claritin (loratadine).

In brief: Urticaria

Welts are bumps in the skin that are caused by a fluid buildup directly below the surface of the skin.
A number of things can lead to the development of a welt, ranging from trauma to the skin to an allergic reaction, an infection, foods, medication, and systemic disease. Treatment of urticaria is with antihistamines like zyrtec or claritin (loratadine).
Dr. Michael Fisher
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