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 ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

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 »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 »

Are dermatographism and hives similar?

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 »


Dr. Sudhir Kumar N

Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Cosmetologist

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 »

I have growing itchy red dots due to bug bites. Should I visit a doctor?

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

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

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 the red spots on my thigh be?

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

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

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 »

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

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

My son has rashes all over his body since five months. Please help.

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 »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 »

I need 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 »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

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 »

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