Skin hives

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Avatar n tn Hi, My husband is suffering from itching and rashes on his entire body from 2 weeks.We consulted a doctor 2 days back and she told its hives and give prednisone 5 mg tablets.Can some tell me how many days this hives will stay and how can we reduce itching and rashes.
Avatar f tn my 8yr old daughter has eczema. every so often her skin becomes very itchy and she is unable to stop scratching, her skin then comes up in lots of white bumps. almost as if shes rubbed nettles over her. Has anybody any ideas what might cause this or what it is??
Avatar n tn Raised bumps on the skin can be hives (which tend to come and go and never lose hair or become crusted), or to a skin infection (most commonly bacteria, other causes are fungal or demodex mite infections). In a short coated dog, skin infections can mimic hives, causing little tufted areas of raised hair, which do not come and go, and may eventually become crusted or lose the hair.
Avatar n tn To confirm whether there is any allergen to which you are having an allergic reaction, you should get allergy tests done. Diagnosis of skin allergies includes Skin ***** tests (pricking the skin with a needle or pin containing a small amount of the allergen ('***** Testing' or 'Scratch Testing'), Patch tests (by applying a patch to the skin, where the patch contains the allergen.) and RAST.
Avatar f tn It is possible that you have physical urticaria, hives caused by direct physical stimulation of the skin -- for example, cold, heat, sun exposure, vibration, pressure, sweating, and exercise. The hives usually occur right where the skin was stimulated and rarely appear anywhere else. Most of the hives appear within one hour after exposure. I don't think it has anything to do with eating, or food allergies.
Avatar n tn Starting from about 3-4 weeks ago, I have been getting these itching red blots on my skin, which I think are hives. They come and go all the time and on different parts of my body. They appear so often and itch so much that it has left little bumps on my skin, especially my back and chest. They are not serious ones and look exactly like this picture I found on the internet: . I did not eat anything new nor did I apply any new skin care products or make-up.
Avatar f tn This test involves pricking, scratching or injecting food extracts into the patient’s skin. The skin will react with redness and swelling for those extracts capable of eliciting an allergic reaction when consumed.Other tests used are blood tests like RAST and food challenge tests. I feel that you should consult an allergist and get allergy testing done. Till then apply calamine lotion and take some antihistaminic like Benadryl . I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn Along with above measure use of anti histamines and corticosteroids will help to reduce itching and hives of the skin as well as rash. I suggest you to consult dermatologist. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn The common causes are insect bites, dermatitis or any allergic reaction. Hives or urticaria causes red and sometimes itchy bumps on your skin. Hives can occur anywhere on the body such as the trunk, arms, and legs. They are usually allergic but may also be due to infections and stress. There is a possibility that you might be exposed continuously to an unknown irritant or allergen like new soaps/detergents/cosmetics.
Avatar n tn What causes welts, hives?. Sunday I got what felt like a large dime size mosquito bite in the middle of my back, then another between my shoulder blades. This is day four. I now have areas on my back (base of neck to shoulder blades) and chest along sternum with swollen welts or hives that woke me up. The ones on my chest are as wide as my thumb and the ones on my back have connected and swollen to and area the size of saucer. They itch very much.
Avatar f tn About 4 days ago I began noticing what looked like flea bites on my forearms but gradually spread to cover the entire forearm (both sides). I thought it must be hives even though I have not had them before. They are about the size of a pin head or slightly larger, red and very very itchy. I feel well otherwise. I now have them on my legs (both sides) and a few scattered on my torso. I had one on my lip that was not itchy and resolved in a couple of days.
Avatar f tn Any other women get this? Could it be that skin is just super sensative to all my tshirt materials? Any ideas on what I can do to make it stop. The itching drives me crazy in a daily business...
Avatar n tn i have had for 3 monthes & im going crazy, i went to my docter & she sent me to a allergist today & he put me on xyzral & singular & Zantac & then i go back on April 22nd & well will go from there, there going to do a skin test on me my mouth swells up & etc welts allover barbara madderom
Avatar f tn maybe flea bites??? has ur parents got animals???
Avatar n tn Hi, Hives are red, itchy welts or swellings on the skin that often come in clusters. In doctor speak, hives are known as "urticaria.
Avatar n tn can dust mites cause chronic hives in an adult? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/241558'>Rashes and hives when in bed - not dust mite allergy</a>.
Avatar f tn Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination but they can be folliculitis, impetigo(superficial skin infection caused by staph aureus. It is highly contagious and presents as honey-colored scabs formed from dried serum) or pompholyx(first stage is acute and presents as itchy blisters on the hands, fingers and toes. Then the chronic stage shows more peeling, cracking, or crusting).
Avatar n tn I've broke out with hives on my sholders. First my right then on my left. First very sore and tightness.
Avatar f tn Does anyone experience hives from heat? Have you ever noticed if the areas where the hives come out are warmer than other areas? What has helped ease the itch and pain? I have tried using a cold compress or taking a cool shower but it only seems to make them worse!
Avatar n tn MY 5 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER HAS BEEN GETTING HIVES ON HER SIDES FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. RECENTLY THERE SEEM TO BE MORE HIVES WITH EACH OCCURANCE. I AM VERY WORRIED ABOUT THEM AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH THIS.
Avatar m tn This could have led to hives or urticaria, which causes red and sometimes itchy bumps on your skin. Hives are usually due to allergy (food, medication, insect stings, and irritants such as pollen, grass, mold, pet dander and dust mites) but may also be due to infections, some hereditary conditions and stress. Many a times no specific cause for them is ever found. Hives can occur anywhere on the body such as the trunk, arms, and legs.
Avatar n tn you could have a yeast overgrowth or leaky gut syndrome, usually with these types of infections the skin being the largest organ is affected by hives. I'm not saying you have this but do try to see a nutritonist. I used to itch like crazy and now i can reintroduce some alcohol and foods without the hives and its bliss. I hope this helps.
531899 tn?1213093396 Eventually I was able to sleep, and in the morning all of the lumps were gone but for a few stragglers on my calves. Now I'm assuming that what I had was hives... but I read somewhere that hives were red welts, and the lumps on my body were all white (well, before I scratched them until my skin was raw). Also, I have NO idea what could have caused this, for I didn't eat anything that I wouldn't normally eat, or put anything on my skin that I wouldn't have put on before.
Avatar n tn Allergic reactions cause the body to release chemicals that can make the skin swell up in hives. People who have other allergies are more likely to get hives than other people. Other causes include infections and stress. Hives are very common. They usually go away on their own, but of course, it still strongly recommended having it checked by a doctor who can look at the lesion as well as the tattoo for proper evaluation.
Avatar n tn Hello, Hives result from dilation of capillaries allowing fluid to leak out into the surrounding tissue, the epidermis.They are of two types:acute and chronic(when hives persist for more than 6 weeks). The most likely triggers for acute urticaria are allergies to pets, horses, latex and foods, such as shellfish and nuts,bee or wasp stings,allergies to medicines,Viral infections, such as glandular fever and herpes, dental and sinus infections, fungal infections, blood transfusions and vaccines.
Avatar f tn I had to take 2 days off work because the pain was so severe and I had wanted to jump out of my skin. The hives start as little tiny blisters/bumps. They itch profusely. When I itch them they bleed and crust over and I have some bruising. My lower back, and stomach is filled with solid hives and they keep reappearing. I've taken "Zyrtec" for allergies along with "Ranitidine" for reflux. I was told by my doctor that this for some reason when taken together should help.
Avatar m tn Within the last 3 weeks I have been getting hives all over my body; but mostly on my arms. I visited my doctor 2 days ago who gave me an injection and prescribed some pills. He thinks that it could be allergies that I have developed. The hives have continued to appear. What should be causing this?
Avatar n tn I also think i have some kind of skin allergy too. I was in my kick boxing class and we were working on grappling, and a few minutes after i grapple with one of my teammates, I developed really bad elevates rashes all over my mid section and legs. So where and what kind of test should i get??