Hives

A red, raised, and an itchy skin rash that might have been triggered by allergens is called hives or urticaria. Some of the triggers that can cause hives are medications (some antibiotics and NSAIDs), food (nuts, shellfish, eggs), infections, fever, dust mites, latex, pollen, sunlight exposure, etc. Antihistamines like Fexofenadine and Cetirizine are used for its treatment.

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I have itchy skin with hives after intercourse. Could this be a sign of semen allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, After sex, I always find myself having strong, clear watery discharge for about four to seven days. Today I found myself having an itchy skin with hives. Could this be a sign of semen allergy? I also experience a burning sensation on the outside of genitals which makes it difficult fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, you may have sperm allergy, that can be easily found by using a condom. Next time use a condom during sex and check whether you have discharge after that. Other cause can be due to 1. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are two of the most comm...  Read Full »

What is the reason for appearance of rash after bath?

Query: Hi doctor, Daily after my shower, my face turns red with rash. This has been happening since years. I have changed my soap and face wash several times. Besides, I have lived in many cities; this happens every time and everywhere. What could be the reason? What should I do for it? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history it appears that, you are suffering from cholinergic urticaria or heat hives. This condition of being hypersensitive or extremely sensitive to heat or the response of sweating. People with this condition often wonder why they feel itch when they exerc...  Read Full »

Will Prednisone or any other similar steroid alleviate urticaria symptoms

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 78 years old male. I have urticaria (hives) for a long time. I have been to local dermatologists many a time in the past few years. I have been taking one tablet of Allegra 180 daily for the past year. I have used and still using many creams, such as Evion, Flucort, vitamin E oi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is chronic urticaria. Usually, chronic urticaria is due to dry skin and dust allergy. There are many causes of urticaria like food, medication, dust, pets, or hair dye. In a few cases, it is idiopathic, meaning it has no cause. Steroids only give you t...  Read Full »

What can cause red hives to appear on the body after drinking alcohol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male aged 24 years with an overall healthy history. However, I have noticed in the recent past, a bunch of red hives on (swollen red coloured ,not-painful) different parts of the body (knees, legs, cheek, arms) appearing after drinking beer or wine. This happened now twice in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I am sorry but the picture you uploaded seems little bit taken far away, not giving me full description of what it is. Yes you should get your liver function tests this will help us to detect any subtle damage to the liver. In chronic drinkers small blood vessel en...  Read Full »

How to get rid of hives and bumps occuring during hot season?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. I believe that I have hives on my thighs. I have them for about five to six days and they appear whenever the area gets hot. I was using a blanket last night and the hives got red again but when it is cold, they are not red and appear to be my skin color. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks that you are suffering from acute urticaria. This could happen as a result of an allergic reaction to blanket dust or furs in it. There are other causes as well. Is this the first episode? Or you get them frequently? Any history of diabetes or thyroid? Any h...  Read Full »

Can gluten allergy cause eczema in the whole body?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an issue with a topical dermatitis\eczema for about a year and a half. I have been using steroid creams and anti-itch cream but it kept coming back on and off. Three weeks ago I started getting hives and before two weeks, they covered most of my body from my neck to my ank...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attachments. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It must be difficult for you with the itch and the rashes. Can you upload the report of your allergy testing? Why do not you go ahead and get the flute testing? It is a blood test and no...  Read Full »

What is the best medicine for painful itchy hives?

Query: Hello doctor, I just want to ask what is the best medicine for allergy? I have hives on my body and so itchy when I scratch them it turns painful. I even have them on my soles and palm. I am currently on Loratadine.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching with hives has various causes. Treatment of it is mostly according to the cause. Another treatment is symptomatic. Loratadine is antihistaminic and antiallergic medicine. In your case of itching with hives, you can take Desloratadine with Montelukast (Dazit M) ...  Read Full »

Can you transmit skin infection by coming in contact with them?

Query: Hello,This is not an average question but I hope someone may help me. A few months ago I have been diagnosed with atypical dermatitis. My simptoms were red spots regularly appearing and disappearing. They were not itchy except (slightly) on the scalp and forefront. Shower was exacerbating the sympt...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: hi the type of description of your reasons it appears that you are having hives or urticaria. it is a slightly raised red or white lesion which occur on the skin and disappear on its on after few minutes or hours this occur due to allergy to some internal or external agent that maybe water, in case...  Read Full »

I have hyperthyroidism with joint pain and hives. Are these typical symptoms of lupus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hyperthyroidism. I also have tendonitis in both my shoulders. I have been having joint pain for years and I work a lot of physical jobs. Lots of bending, kneeling, lifting and twisting. I hang my hands quite a bit as well. I have been getting hives for the last two months, I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the hives do go in favor of urticaria. It can be a part of lupus or can be independent as well. But usually, it is an autoimmune process triggered by some allergen (it is possible it is detergent in your case). But the joint pains you have do not really point towa...  Read Full »

What causes swollen lips and mouth with itching?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two years, my wife is having skin allergy problem. It started soon after delivery of a baby. Sometimes, swelling on lips, mouth and itching on body was present. Three years back, took treatment for one year and the skin allergy resolved. But, now over a month, it has start...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does she suffer from hives while scratching? If there is any rash then please send the photographs of it. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

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