Urticaria

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 do I have itching all over my body for the last one and a half years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 49 years old. For the last one and a half years, I have been suffering from itching all over my body, especially in my hands and feet. When it was very itchy, I used to take Prog 1O. Then it did not itch for a few days and started again after a while.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You did not mention that if there are any skin lesions anywhere on the body. The investigation attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) does not show any significant abnormalities. Anyone else in you...  Read Full »

Does vasoconstriction occur due to an allergy to antihistamines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having major vasoconstriction problems. I would like to know if my daily antihistamines intake is causing this problem. I am taking Loratadine and Fexofenadine hydrochloride daily for allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know in detail, what you mean by vasoconstriction problems? Is it affecting your hands or your feet or anywhere in the nasal bed? Do you experience any bluish discoloration of the nails or hands? Do you any pain in the hands or feet? Do you have ulcers any...  Read Full »

Why am I having itchy rashes and bumps on my skin at the time of periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I have rashes and bumps, that itch and look like they are big bites, but they are not. They come and go in different places and are more frequent around the time of my periods. I have had these bumps for seven months now. I am attaching a picture, what are thes...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw the attachment provided by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it appears that you have urticaria or hives in simpler terms. These usually occur when your immune system is a bit low such as during your periods, af...  Read Full »

Does allergic rashes on the face and chest indicate urticaria?

Query: Hi doctor, I had mowed the lawn on the seventeenth or eighteenth and ran over some poison sumac but was careful not to step in it. I am aware it could take up to two days to show up, but no issues were present until the twenty-fourth or twenty-fifth. Then my face started getting itchy, and I was ru...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you have been suffering from rashes around your eyes, on your face, and on your chest. Again, acnes irritation has been flared up from this allergy. According to the pictures provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient's id...  Read Full »

How to get resolved from the problem of chronic urticaria?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chronic urticaria. I have done some allergy tests. I am allergic to dust mites, mussels, and tuna. I followed different diets to have some relief. But still, I feel itchy in certain parts of my body. When I start scratching, it seems to spread all over my body. Currently, I take...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are suffering from chronic urticaria. It is defined by episodic urticaria (hives) occurring with a duration of more than six weeks. It causes marked distress to patients as it creates uncomfortable situations by interfering with works ...  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 72 kg. 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. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I have hives recurring on my thighs. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had hives for a month. They are recurring in my feet, left leg, underarms and face. The rash is in one or more of those places every day. My left thigh has remained inflamed and covered with hives. I have kept a photo diary. I have seen a local dermatologist who did a punch biopsy....  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history, clinical description and histopathology (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are most likely suggestive of urticaria. Urticaria is an immediate hypersensitivity reaction of the skin to various common triggers such as insect bites, infective fo...  Read Full »

Is urticaria seen in few COVID patients?

Query: Hi doctor, 1) I have chronic hives since last year. I have been taking Bilaxten 20 mg tablets since then, an almost daily tablet. Nowadays, it is once in two days or when hives appear. Even after one year, no relief. I am worried about what is the root cause. I consulted a dermatologist and did a b...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is chronic urticaria, as you already know. Now urticaria can be of two types (besides acute and chronic). Chronic spontaneous urticaria: This is the commonest and seen in more than 70 % of patients of duration more than six weeks. ...  Read Full »

Can you transmit skin infection by coming in contact with them?

Query: Hi doctor,Before few months, I was diagnosed with atypical dermatitis. I had red spots on and off regularly. They were not itchy except the ones present on my scalp and forefront. Showering exacerbated the symptoms for about 30 minutes. But this happens only with water. But there was no reaction to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your description, you seem to have hives or urticaria. It is a slightly red or white lesion occuring on the skin and disappears after a few minutes or hours. This often occurs due to allergies to some internal or external agent. It can also occur due to...  Read Full »

Why does my skin allergy not heal fully and keeps itching?

Query: Hi doctor,I have developed some skin allergy on my back, and it itches a lot and sometimes uncontrollably. The allergy is fading, but the burning and itching are still there. The affected skin area has got rough, and it feels weird also.For the past year, I have realized that all my wounds never rec...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This type of allergy occurs in some genetic diseases. During the healing process, there is increased formation of some cells which release histamine chemical cause itching. This is a very resistant condition, but you try the following treatment. I want to know when you...  Read Full »

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