Papular urticaria (hives) is a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to insect bites and stings. It is characterized by the appearance of red bumps or wheals that are extremely itchy. They are more common in babies and children as they are still developing their immunity.
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Is the dermographism that I developed similar to hives?
Query: Hi doctor, I went to a dermatologist last week, and she told me that I have dermographism. It started last month. How long does it take to go away? I have little bumps in my stomach such as hives, just like a pimple. I have a doubt, can hives pop like a little simple bump or only occur in clusters?... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read about your query. Your condition can be acute urticaria/ hives. It usually presents with itching. Dermographism (dermatographism) is an exaggerated urticarial response which is also called skin writing. It is usually seen in young adults with a fair comp... Read Full »
Why am I having intense itching, which worsens at night, and there are bumps seen all over the body?
Query: Hi doctor, I have redness and bumps in multiple places on my body, on both legs, on my hips, under my hands where you put deodorant, on my buttocks. It can get really itchy sometimes, and it has been there for almost ten days now. I tried using Hydrocortisone cream a few days ago but did not see mu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like you have got scabies, a condition caused by a mite. It cannot be seen by naked eyes, only under the microscope. Symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, and bumps are seen all over but more prominent between fin... Read Full »
How can I get rid of itchy red dots from bug bites?
Query: Hello doctor, I have bug bites that appeared as small red dots first and then turned into bigger, more normal bug bites within two days. I have washed my bed sheets twice and got more when I was away in another city for two nights. They are itchy, but there is no pus or anything. I have about a doz... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Read Full »
What could be the reason for the red spots on my thighs?
Query: Hello doctor, I found 8-10 red spots on my upper right thigh and a few weaker spots on the right and left leg. They are not itchy. I noticed them just this morning.The spots are red in color. Their size is about 1/16" to 1/8" diameter. I am taking Flonase since last week. Should I quit taking it? W... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) It is a case of papular urticaria, a type of insect hypersensitivity reaction with irritant dermatitis. It is a very common problem and harmless too. It has nothing to do with Flonase (Fluticas... Read Full »
How to cure the rashes in the hands, face, and legs of my 2-year-old son?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 years and 9 months old. Five months back, he got rashes all over his hands, face and legs, from buttocks to toe. We have consulted many doctors. One of them said it would last three months and prescribed some medicines, but it did not subside. I was then told he is hypersensi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, your kid might be having acute urticaria symptoms, papular urticaria or purpura. Please send me a few pictures, taken when the rash is active. This will help me in diagnosis. For more information consult a dermatologist online --> http... Read Full »
How to treat the red rashes present on my back and shoulder without itching and pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I have some red rashes on my back. It is present on my shoulder too. It got started before a day. I do not have pain or itching over the marks. I seem to have a big patch and the other patches seems to be small. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have some questions to ask you. Please mention whether it is present only on one side of the back and shoulder. Please mention whether you have fluid or water-filled lesions. Please mention whether you have a burning sensation over it. Pleas... Read Full »
Can you give a second opinion for my skin pigmentation?
Query: Hi doctor,I am seeking a second opinion on an issue. Recently, a doctor at a skin cancer clinic observed my hands and arms and noticed sunspots on my hands. I have something similar on my right inner forearm. In the past, I have noticed a spot growing adjacent to this. Another, dermatologist felt th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blotchy pigmentation is a common problem noticed in patients above 50 years of age. A sensitive skin predisposes more to such pigmentary changes. Your clinical images are suggestive of macular seborrheic keratosis or solar lentigo, both of which are benign. Although, comm... Read Full »
How to treat papular urticaria in a small kid?
Query: Hello doctor, This query is regarding my baby boy’s health. He is 18 months old and recently had his varicella shot last month. Last week, he suddenly started shouting in the middle of his sleep and kept scratching his forehead and neck region. When checked two mosquitoes were near him and ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history and pictures shown (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I would recommend to get the child evaluated for scabies if the above treatment does not work. Until then continue the treatment as going on. It appears to be fine as per my knowledg... Read Full »
Why do I have red itchy bumps on my face and arms?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been having red itchy bumps on my face and arms for the past three weeks. I was given Fluocinonide, Hydrocortisone and Hydroxyzine by my doctor and dermatologist. The medications have not been helping at all. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and written descriptions. It looks like papular urticaria or urticarial vasculitis or polymorphic light eruptions (PMLE). You can try 0.1 % Mometasone cream twice daily over arms and Fluticasone... Read Full »
What are the red itchy rashes on thighs?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old, female. I am married and have 6 months old baby. I actually wanna discuss something with you. The thing is I have small red bumps with red background on my thighs and it is very itchy as well. Now it is on my lower abdomen, on the right side of my ribs area. In ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. This looks to me like papular urticaria, which a kind of reaction which is seen with small insect bites. 2. The classical description is central vesicle or crusting surrounded by redness which can be seen in your case. 3. You need to make measures to avoid insec... Read Full »