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Is it normal to randomly start itching and break out in rashes that typically go away the day after ?
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: URTICARIA = HIVES
An 'itchy' rash that can resolve in a day is usually called urticaria (hives).
The cause of hives may not be found in up to 50% of cases. Hives can be triggered by many things such as food allergies, medications. Viral infections can also cause hives. If hives last > 6 weeks then the cause is usually not allergic (chronic urticaria). The treatment is antihistamines: benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, allegra..

In brief: URTICARIA = HIVES
An 'itchy' rash that can resolve in a day is usually called urticaria (hives).
The cause of hives may not be found in up to 50% of cases. Hives can be triggered by many things such as food allergies, medications. Viral infections can also cause hives. If hives last > 6 weeks then the cause is usually not allergic (chronic urticaria). The treatment is antihistamines: benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, allegra..
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