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Urticaria, otherwise called hives, is a type of skin rash that develops when some triggers release histamine. Some of the common triggers are certain food items, medications, infections, fever, dust mites, pollen, sunlight, and latex.

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Why am I experiencing recurring rashes and itching despite following a gluten-free diet?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing recurring rashes for about six weeks now. They appear as either hives or small pimple-like rashes. Sometimes, when I scratch them, they will bleed. I also experience itching on my face and occasionally on my scalp. However, there are times when the rashes do not...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concerns. Please provide me with the following information: What medications are you currently taking for celiac disease? Have you started any new medications recently that could be related to these rashes? Is ther...  Read Full »

My mother is suffering from persistent urticaria despite medication. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mom have acute urticaria problem from four weeks and she uses Deltacortil 5 mg, Fexofenadine 180 mg, Ebastine 20mg, and Famotadine 40 mg but no recovery. Please advice medication to recover. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It seems that your mom are suffering from acute urticaria The fiollowing are the causes of acute urticaria. • Infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic). • Drugs (pain killers or antibiotics). • Certain foods and food additi...  Read Full »

Generalized itching gets relieved on taking Cetirizine but recurs. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching problem in the whole body since last six months. When I take the Cetirizine tablet for this then it is fine for 4 to 5 days after that it again occurs.  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems you have chronic urticaria. In more than 50 % of cases, the cause is unknown. The rest of the patients it can be due to any infection anywhere in body or thyroid problems or diabetes, etc. I suggest you get the following tests done. CBC with ESR, S.TSH, S.T3...  Read Full »

I have an itchy blister under my right breast. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an itchy blister under my right breast. I had the same thing happen a year ago, and the doctor gave me steroid cream and antibiotics, and it went away. I have used steroid cream this time, and it went away after three days. However, it came back again after a few days. Do I need ant...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears as urticaria. Urticarial rashes may be due to hypersensitivity, where one's body immediately and excessively responds to an insect bite a...  Read Full »

I have chronic rashes for the past two months. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a chronic rash for two months to date. It usually lasts anywhere from one hour to six hours. But it seems to go away mostly. It is worse at night. The rash tends to run mostly along both sides of my torso, my back up to my shoulders, thighs, occasionally arms and calves but...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on your history and attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like chronic urticaria to me. Now I would like to know, 1. Does the rash disappear on its own? 2. Does it leave any mark? 3. Try to remember that in case any new m...  Read Full »

My husband suffers from a painful skin disease. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,For the past two months, my 89-year-old husband is suffering from a painful, burning, and itchy skin disease. He has been seen by his family doctor and on two trips to the emergency. At first, thought to be shingles and later pruritis. The painful episodes happen at night and early morn...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history and description, the most common possibilities are urticaria or peripheral small-fiber neuropathy. Shingles are a one-time episode and are usually localized. The complaints do not appear to be related to external factors such as scent or environment. Wit...  Read Full »

Why do I have skin rashes with swelling of lips and eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old man. For the past three months, I have been suffering from rashes on my skin. It is usually occurring at night. I have seen two dermatologists. Both of them have not been able to identify the cause. Now I am in big trouble that I am getting irritated. Sometimes my li...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your clinical diagnosis is urticaria. You have mentioned that you have had this issue for three months. So, to be more precise, it is chronic spontaneous urticaria. The most common causes ...  Read Full »

I have itchy rashes on my legs and arms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female and I have rashes on my legs, arms, and armpits with severe itching. I have no fever or difficulty breathing. I have had allergies but never this serious. I am currently on Allegra, Zentel, Xevor, and Moisturex. It has gotten worse in the last three days. Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think right now you are having an urticarial rash. I suggest you take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg at night for seven days. This may induce sleep but there is nothing to worry about that. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines wit...  Read Full »

What are the causes for headaches and swollen feet?

Query: Hello doctor,I am wondering if anyone would know what is wrong or what other tests can be done. My ANA is 1:360, TSH is 0.5, free and total, T3 and T4 are normal. SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) is negative, Sjorgen's is negative, and thyroid ultrasound is normal. Symptoms experienced are extreme...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. Firstly, let me summarize your complaints and investigations. You have symptoms of ill health which include headaches, giddiness, and swelling of feet and ankles. Positive findings on investigations are your high leukocyte count of more than...  Read Full »

I get sudden rashes in body and neck at least once in a week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. My weight is 180 pounds. I have sudden rashes on my body and back of the neck. I get this at least once in a week. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from urticaria. Since you have not mentioned the duration to say it is acute or chronic. It is of two types exogenous and endogenous. If you can pinpoint any cause like eatable or after wearing some clothes or any contact it is exogenous you have to av...  Read Full »

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