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Could red bumps about the size of thumbprint in several places be hives ?

I have red bumps about the size of my thumbprint in several places: 1 on each side of my waist , 4 on my braline, 3 on my lower legs, 1 on my hip, 1 on my ribs, and 3-5 on my back. They are very itchy, but don t seem to have any pus or liquid. I was sitting in some grass two days ago, and they appeared yesterday. Could they be hives or some sort of bug bite?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Jun 2012
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Thanks for posting question on HCM,
You are probably suffering from acute urticaria perhaps due to sitting on grass ,start applying betamethasone lotion twice a day after taking bath and oral antihistamine like Lortadine 10 mg 1 daily .if the response does not occur in 24 hours take one shot of inj decadron 4mg IV stat.
urticaria /hives; a vascular reaction of the upper dermis marked by transient appearance of slightly elevated patches (wheals) which are redder or paler than the surrounding skin and often attended by severe itching; the exciting cause may be certain foods or drugs, infection, or emotional stress,cold,insect bite etc
Let me know if no response . I may ask for blood test,urine test x ray chest to exclude any infection.
Hope this will alleviate your anxiety
Dr sher bhutto
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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