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Papular Urticaria

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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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 had bitt...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have red itchy rashes on my body. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have got red itchy rashes on my legs, feet, and arms. It has been going on for three days now. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. Possible differential diagnoses are allergic contact dermatitis, viral exanthem, irritant contact dermatitis, prickly heat, urticarial rash, or photodermatoses. I suggest the following medication...  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 »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 want to 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 »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This looks to me like papular urticaria, which a kind of reaction which is seen with small insect bites. The classical description is central vesicle or crusting surrounded by redness which can be seen in your case. You need to make measures to avoid insect and mosqu...  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 »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Read Full »

I am having itchy skin, red spots, and hive like spots on my body which are worsening and are very visible. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very itchy skin for the past eight months. I have small red spots and large hive-like spots that started on my forearms and are now appearing on my hands, torso, and legs. I underwent treatment for scabies and folliculitis conditions as suggested by my GP. I was prescribed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We take this opportunity to guide you. I went through your query and concern, and I examined your pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems that you have developed papular urticaria. The causes of papular urticaria are as follows: ...  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 »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have whole body itching.Is it anything serious? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. I have an irregular sleeping pattern due to software job. I do not drink or smoke. Also my job is a very stressful job. I had whole body itching very rarely in the past 3 years, like once I take bath or suddenly during sleep. This never disturbed my lifestyle ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from either scabies or urticaria. Since no other skin lesion is present this is going more in favour of scabies. Does any of your other colleagues suffering from itching? Does itching occur predominantly at night? Take the following med...  Read Full »

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