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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 had multiple symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, joint aches, hives, low appetite, concentration, and memory problems. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had multiple symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle-tendon pain, joint aches, hives, low appetite, concentration, and memory problems. All the symptoms all came on slowly with the brain fog. I did not pay any attention until my primary doctor gave me Dexamethasone for a sinus...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). WBC (white blood cell) count and monocyte count were slightly low, which might be because of upper respiratory tract infection at this time. After around 10 da...  Read Full »

My husband has been allergic to something and has hives on his back or shoulders, along with an itching sensation all over his body. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has been allergic to something really bad for the last month. He has been to ER twice a week apart. He has hives on his back, shoulders, arms, and legs. He also has an itching sensation all over his body. His tongue has swollen up twice. All they have done is giving him ster...  Read Full »

Dr. N. S. Kranthi Kumar Varma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. According to your description, your husband suffers from acute exacerbations of urticaria with angioedema. I would advise you to check if he is allergic to anything in his daily routine. Also, check if he has any d...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old female, and I have had itchy skin for the past few months, which causes hives. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. I have had itchy skin for the past few months, which causes hives. I have taken antihistamines, including Allergex. I think I might be allergic, but I do not know what is causing it. It is really frustrating.   Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Well, there are a number of causes of hives, and it is important for patients to note the causes themselves, and even then, 50 percent remain without obvious causes. It is important to note them because the be...  Read Full »

I am a 61-year-old female who has had hives over her body for the past six weeks, and I cannot sleep due to itching. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-year-old female with 5.71 feet height and 233.69 Ibs weight. I think there are very itchy hives all over my body, and I have been there for over six weeks. I have completed two weeks of intense steroids via a local doctor that have had no impact. Other medications I take are...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please get back with the following details for clarification: Rashes distribution, are rashes persistent or transient and reappear? Is it in web spaces of hands, palms, wrists, groins, mucus membranes, and scalp hairs? Is it worse at night or any time of the day? D...  Read Full »

My 1-year-old daughter has rashes and a fever, and the doctor felt she has an Amoxicillin allergy. She also has hives that itch. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a one-year-old daughter, she has a rash all over her body and is running a fever of 102.5 currently taking Benadryl and Zantac she was previously taking amoxicillin for an ear infection took it for seven days, and then started to break out took her to the doctor they put her the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. This could be related to viral infection, that has rash and fever. Although we need more details to delineate causative agents. You should mention the day of fever when she had the rash and the character of the rash and l...  Read Full »

I developed hives on my tattoo. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, When I was younger, I was allergic to everything. Now, I have been suffering from pollen allergy syndrome and fairly bad seasonal allergies. Three months ago, I got my first tattoo. It looks beautiful and healed wonderfully. After getting a tattoo, I noticed seven hives on my legs on the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pollen allergy syndrome is a very common manifestation due to allergy to allergens like pollen, raw fruits, vegetables or some tree nuts. The immune system recognizes the pollen as foreign substance and directs an allergic response to it. The symptoms are usually itc...  Read Full »

I got hives after taking Amoxicillin. Can it be treated with Antihistamine or Steroid?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed Amoxicillin four weeks ago for a possible infection (not sure if it is even related, but I was prescribed this for a post-miscarriage infection). On the day of my final dose, I broke out into hives. I have prescribed an antihistamine (Blexton) after they persisted for a w...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prednisolone takes 1 to 2 hours to show its impact; it is not the reason for allergy. You can continue medication as prescribed by doctors. Continue steroids and taper them off as per doctor guidance. To rule out an active infection, I suggest taking blood pictures with...  Read Full »

How to cure the hive-like skin rashes that are red and itchy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old-female. I had experienced folliculitis due to waxing, and you suggested a treatment (a year ago). Currently, I am experiencing skin rashes (like hives) all over the body. It has been there for two days now. It comes and goes in different parts of the body. The first day...  Read Full »

Dr. Priya B. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and saw the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You have acute urticaria and may be allergic to dust, food, or insect bite, and you should avoid triggers. I would suggest a Cetirizine tablet twice a day. It may b...  Read Full »

Does Penicillin intake cause the development of hives in Epstein-Barr virus infections?

Query: Hi doctor, I was taken into primary care last night and diagnosed with a septic throat and hives on my body. I was given a prescription for antibiotics and steroids. It has been 24 hours since I was checked, and my throat is better, but the hives on my body have spread and started to form hard lump...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you are suffering from fever, sore throat, hives, and blisters. You are currently on antibiotics, steroids, and anti-histamines. Persons with infection by the Epstein-Barr virus can result in rashes when they take Penicillin-containing medications. You...  Read Full »

What are hives and how to treat them?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 6 inches, and my weight is 158 pounds. I have hives for more than three months. After my dinner, I am getting inflammation on my skin daily. And the itching is uncontrollable. I do not have any other problems, and I am not under any medication....  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any other medical problems like hypertension, diabetes, asthma? In the meantime, you can apply Allsuth lotion (Calamine, Aloe Vera Gel, and Light Liquid Paraffin) twice daily over the affected area. Avoid intake of soybean, peanuts, eggs, sour food, and milk...  Read Full »

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