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Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Severe itching and very small red hives all over body, heat seems to be an irritant. Condition has progressed from day one, it is now day 7 with no signs of progress. No diagnosis, doctor did not come near me, nor did she even look at my skin. Yet she prescribed me prednisone, on what basis i was not informed. Calamine lotion has had no effect, nor has hydrocortisone, cold compress only alleviates symptoms on direct contact, and have no lasting effect.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Remedy for Urticaria

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr. kakkar (dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
I suggest you to take tablet Cetrizine 10mg once daily in evening and tablet Claritin (Loratadine 10mg) once daily in morning.
You may continue with calamine lotion. Prednisolone may be stopped.

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