Itchy skin welts

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Avatar f tn I am having constant itching of the skin that causes welts to appear. It affects all parts of my body at any tine, and at any place. I will try taking a antihistamine but what to know if it has anything to do with me being diabetic and having 3rd stage kidney disease?
12182312 tn?1427687556 Since this summer, up until now, February, I noticed after walking outside, I come inside, and my skin becomes very itchy and where it itches I get what looks like mosquito bites. I thought in the summer that's what it was but it's happening in the freezing winter too. And, it only happens after I come in from walking, or after a very got shower. Why would I get mosquito bite looking welts? I don't get it. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn It is just me who is itchy and welty. I have stinging itchy sensation all over all the time and I think I am going insane! It started this winter and I had it for the past several winters, the dry skin that is, but the hives and welts are brand new this month. I am getting a bit concerned. Any thoughts???
Avatar n tn Doctor, I have been getting itchy welts on my knees, stomache and thighs for over a year. I have seen 2 dermatologists for this. They don't seem to know what it is. The first small welt looked like a mosquito bite on the back of my thigh. it itched severely. After itching for a couple days a rash appeared nearby. Over the course of a year a couple small itchy bumps appeared on the inside of my knees. Now I have some on my thighs and stomache. The bumps all look different.
Avatar m tn Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. Also apply some mild topical steroid cream. If the symptoms are severe then you may need oral steroids.
Avatar n tn Hello, Lyme’s disease and is the first possibility which fortunately has been ruled out in your case. To completely rule it out you can get a culture sensitivity of the skin biopsy samples done. The other possibilities are of insect bite, allergic reaction, fibromyalgia or cellulitis. Cellulitis is an acute infection of skin and soft tissues characterized by localized pain, swelling, tenderness, erythema, and warmth.
Avatar n tn Hi, Yesterday I realized that I had a few red welts that were very itchy. I assumed I had been bitten by a mosquito. Then the next day I had a significant amount more of these itchy red welts. They appear throughout the day while I am at school and while I am at home. I have not eaten anything different or been outside almost at all. I thought that it might be dust mite bites or bed bugs but then that does not explain why they would appear when I'm not near my apartment?
Avatar f tn For the last 3 or 4 years I have been breaking out with large itchy welts, that, if itched grow bigger, leaving the skin very sensitive to touch for several days - and can bleed quite easily thereafter. These are generally on my arms but can also be on my back, neck, upper torso. As well, I get a very itchy scalp (uncontrollably itchy) and occasional tingling around my mouth & lips. I have checked my diet for allergies etc - but all seems ok there.
4059376 tn?1349411655 You might be suffering from hives. There are itchy red raised areas of skin which tend to move around, appear at one place and disappear at the other. Viral infections, medications, insect bites, fleas, cosmetics all can cause urticaria.At times it may be difficult to determine the allergen. Take an antihistaminic for relief in symptoms. Application of calamine lotion may provide a soothing effect. Application of mild steroids like Dermacort may help.
Avatar f tn In urticaria there are itchy welts all over the body after exposure to any allergen. Take an oral antihistaminic for relief in itching. Application of calamine lotion may help. If the symptoms are severe it is advisable to visit a dermatologist and get evaluated. In severe cases topical and oral steroids may be prescribed. Do write to me again. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Its been 7 months since your post. Hives are raised, red, itchy welts, seen here on the chest. The majority of urticaria develop as a result of allergic reactions. However, they may be associated with autoimmune diseases, infections (parasitosis), drugs, malignancy, or other causes. Are there other signs or symptoms present? Complete history, physical examination and laboratory tests are needed to rule out other causes. Take care and do update us.
Avatar n tn Sometimes I don't feel it when my skin makes contact with something and welts appear that look like I scraped against something. I went to a doctor and she determined it to be something that had a long name, and was more of a irritation so it was not treatable. Therefore, she wrote me a prescription for hydrocortisol and that was about it. It still happens now and I was just wondering if anyone knew what it could be? I am not allergic to anything and have no other skin ailments. thank you!
Avatar n tn Hives are basically red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours. Many cases of hives are "idiopathic," meaning no cause is known. Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications. Take some antihistaminic and apply calamine lotion on the hives.
Avatar f tn and within the last 2 hours, itchy red welts on the tops of both my arms. ...and the other areas just keep itchy. on a couple occasions, i used a cortisone & it helped a little but my endocrinologist told me i had to stop. i took some periactin [an antihistamine] but it didnt really help. tonight i am trying some benedryl. this is getting very scary!
Avatar m tn I have large localized red itchy raised welts (4 quarter size under right buttock and 1/2 dollar size and one penny size next to it on right side buttock.) Thought I was bitten by mosquito on the way home from the gym(wearing shorts and T) but got home and found the welts. They itch very bad. I have checked for bedbugs...(no one has been sleeping in my bed but me, no hotel visits) I had one on the back of my thigh about a week ago,when I came from a friends house... but it went away...
Avatar f tn For about 8 weeks now I have been waking, sometimes during the night and sometimes just at normal time of the morning, with itchy welts on my arms and hands. Sometimes my toes itch and I have been itchy once on my knee and once on my tummy. Some of the spots that itch look just like mosquito bites while other spots are larger, the size of a 10 or 20c piece and are your standard welt. I only get this overnight. Once only I got this in the evening before bed.
Avatar n tn For about 6 months I have been battling these horrible outbreaks of itchy red welting rashes. It started out behind my knees and on the inside of my elbows. It spread to legs, neck, and wrists and chest. I also have had eye problems, constant watering, itching and red swelling. I went to the doctor and she said scabies. Both me and my partner were treated with permitrin(?) cream. She washed everthhing in the house... scrubbed and cleaned. It got better for about a week and then came back.
Avatar f tn My dog is currently having this issue of welts on her skin after being outside. I'm wondering could it be an allergy to pollen?
Avatar m tn for the past two week i been having real itchy skin expecially on my leg and arms and i dont know what to do.
Avatar n tn Hi, Did you mean that you get a welt by scratching a bit or if you the welt was very irritative? This may be an allergy of some sort and you may have to go to the doctor to find out if there is something you can do to avoid contact or allergy due to the inducer. Meanwhile, you may use some anti-allergics, keep the skin moist and calamine lotion over the skin. Let us know what the doctor says and if you have any other questions. Regards.
Avatar n tn On the 3rd day I started getting really itchy all over. But I had no hives or welts of any kind. For 6 weeks 1 rx of prednisone for 5 days. 1 shot of prednisone because I was still itching. Then I went to an allergist who told me it was some form of excema and dry skin. To bath in aveno bath oil and use aquaphor cream. But the itching would disappear of 2 or 3 days and come back then go??? But he felt it wasn't an allergic reaction to the amoxil.
Avatar n tn Applying a moisturizer and using only soaps that are gentle on the skin is helpful in this case. Hypothyroidism too causes dry skin. Please get your thyroid function checked. It could also be due to overuse of AC and heaters. If you have blisters at tip of fingers and dry skin then you need to rule out certain conditions such as diabetes, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and malnutrition.
Avatar f tn Hives are red, itchy welts or swellings on the skin that often come in clusters. They sometimes have a light red or pale center surrounded by a darker red area around the borders -- a marking resembling tiny bull's eyes -- but may simply look like large red circles. In doctor speak, hives are known as "urticaria." Hives can appear anywhere on the body, cropping up either in one small area or covering large patches of skin. They most often occur as part of an allergic reaction.
Avatar n tn Hi, Itchy welts are usually hives. Hives are red, itchy welts or swellings on the skin that often come in clusters. Hives can appear anywhere on the body, cropping up either in one small area or covering large patches of skin. They most often occur as part of an allergic reaction. No one lesion lasts more than 24 hours, but new ones may continue to appear until the condition resolves. Hives usually appear suddenly and go away on their own in a matter of days, hours, or even minutes.