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Itchy hive like rashes around knees and breasts - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxxx here
Doctor :   How can i help u ?
User :   hi im concerned for my roomate, she has what looks like hives starting to cover her body
User :   they have been there for over 2 days now and are spreading
User :   they center under her breasts and on her knees
Doctor :   Was she exposed to any insect bites ?
Doctor :   or does she have any allergy ?
User :   she recently got a naval peircing the other day we thought might be it
User :   not that we know of
User :   we are afraid maybe bed bugs =/
Doctor :   any other symptoms like fever, pain etc ?
User :   she is allergic to peniccillin but hasnt had any
User :   no, just itching
Doctor :   Does she have severe itching and burning pain ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i dont think there is anything to worry
Doctor :   aply ice packs over the hives
Doctor :   and if available apply betnasol cream over the hives
Doctor :   OR u can take dimenhydrinate tabets which are anti allergy tablets
User :   ok, that is what we have been doing. we shouldnt be afraid that they just keep spreading farther?
Doctor :   can u specify wat have u been applying so far ?
User :   she has been taking benadryl and hydrocortizone cream
Doctor :   In case the above methods have not helped she should be taken to the ER, for medical attention and additional prescription medinces like oral prednisone by her treating doctor
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