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  • 1 month ago

    Hives from cat?

    The last 2 months I’ve woken up with hives all over my forearms that fade slightly during the day. I finally went to a doctor and they’re trying a steroid to eliminate them. If that doesn’t work I’ll probably be going to an allergist or dermatologist. I have 2 cats and a mild cat allergy. They just make me a little sniffly and sometimes my eyes itch. Maybe once a year when I get a scratch it forms a hive with it but that’s it. They’ve been sleeping on my bed for years but they’ve started sleeping....
  • 1 month ago

    Itching scalp

    I have intermittent burning itching all over my body and have for years. I have eczema that is generally well controlled with topical triamcinolone. Several weeks ago I developed an itchy scalp at the back of my head! At first I was terrified I had some infestation, so I treated myself for lice and scabies even though I have no idea how I would have contracted parasites like that! That didn't help...I have seen my primary care and a dermatologist twice...Prednisone helped some while I was on....
  • 1 month ago

    red spots all over skin

    Hi ! all of a sudden i have red spots all over my skin similar to hives kinda itchy burny im worried its not bumps or anything smooth sorta like when you take a hot shower and you get red spots on thighs type my throat hurts a bit like swollen tight other than that i feel fine
  • 2 months ago

    Hives

    I have a ten year old that is suffering from chronic hives.  We have been to a specialist and they have performed gratuitous blood tests and charged us astronomically for them, but they have yet to come up with anything that could be a trigger.  They are medicating him beyond my liking with Ranitidine and Omeprazole.  They have told us to keep him on these indefinitely but I have a hard time medicating him every day without knowing the effects they can cause after long term use.  I also don’t like....
  • 2 months ago

    itching from salt

    years ago, I started getting very itchy after having anything with salt in it.Right on top of my arms. So I avoided salt. Let's go back to when I was about 11 yrs old, I had inner ear wax and had tubes put in to drain the wax out. Recently, I went to Brasil, and on the way back to US, I had some salty food on the airplane. I could not hear when we landed, or for one month after landing. went to my ear doctor, he saw nothing wrong. I then started my regular no salt diet, and it slowly came back....
  • 5 months ago

    I am allergic to fish oil pills, but have no seafood allergies...?

    When I was around 8 years old, I began taking fish oil pills. I started itching heavily all over my body and subsequently quit taking the pills, soon after which the itching stopped. Years later at 20 years old, I decided to try them again. This time, I developed hives all over my body, trouble breathing, and constricted airways. Needless to say, my reaction has become anaphylactic. My question is if anyone else has experienced this issue? I have done what seems like endless research only to find....
  • 5 months ago

    Bed bugs or hives?

    I have twice now had an episode of small itchy bumps that start off white and end up red. They arent in a triangle like bed bugs but either two in a line or by themselves and theres only 3 or 4 of them. I'm 33 weeks pregnant with severe allergies too and I live with a dog. Idk if its hives or bed bugs? They itch but arent huge welts but they are bumps
  • 5 months ago

    Burning sensation on neck with no visible redness. Allergic Reaction?

    I have a rather large skin abscess on my neck from an ingrown hair or debris after shaving. It appears that it is on its way to healing well as its not as huge and firm as before. I also believe it has already drained as their is a huge crater hole left behind. Anyways, I was taking Amoxicillin Clavulanate 875/125, and shortly after taking it i would develop a pretty bad fever. It would seem to come in waves. It helped with my infected abscess as it visibly looks much better. However, the area around....
  • 6 months ago

    Strange rash on foot

    I have a small hive like rash that just showed up on my foot. It's raised and itches. One is circular and one is kind of snake like. I recently got a full allergy skin prick test, and had a couple of allergies, but nothing crazy. I have been taking xyzal daily since the test. Does anyone know what this might be? Could it be a non - allergy related problem?
  • 6 months ago

    Itchy rash after being in plane?

    Past few trips I've had, my face has broken out into some itchy patches that swell in places and itch so much. They take about 6 days to fully go away. It has gotten worse with every trip, to the point that my whole face looks red sometimes. I talked to my doctor and he just said to take allergy meds everyday twice a day and I have been doing that to prepare for my honeymoon, even took benadryl along with the meds to prevent it. But when I got on the plane I started itching immediately b4 we....