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Posted on Wed, 3 Sep 2014
Question: All of sudden, from last few days my 13 year old son develops itching sensation all around the body. there is no visible bite or mark seen; occasionally he see some kind of rash, when he scratches.

Citrizen, 1/2 tablet taken without consultation from doctor provides temporary relief to him but problem seems to occur after a day or two.

It has been thrice so far. Any guidance?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Urticaria

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I would keep a possibility of Acute Urticaria. It presents as skin welts/swellings, which can be distributed all over the body. Itching is usually severe.

Urticaria OR hives can occur due to various causes like(to name a few):
--Infections(bacterial, viral, fungal, worms)
--Drugs(Pain killers/ antibiotics etc)
--Certain foods and food additives/preservatives
--Physical Urticaria: Cold temperature, Heat, Pressure(Prolonged Standing, Sitting), Dermographism etc.
--Cholinergic Urticaria: in response to strong emotions, exercise, spicy food etc ---Autoimmune disorders like SLE, RA etc.
--A few cases have no underlying cause and are known as idiopathic urticaria.

Treatment: An oral antihistamine like cetrizine syp 5mg/5ml once daily for a week would be suitable for him.

I would suggest deworming for him. Syp. Albenadazole 200 mg / 5ml. Give 10 ml single dose at night.

A topical soothing lotion like calamine would help him symptomatically.

take care
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Brief Answer: Urticaria Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic I would keep a possibility of Acute Urticaria. It presents as skin welts/swellings, which can be distributed all over the body. Itching is usually severe. Urticaria OR hives can occur due to various causes like(to name a few): --Infections(bacterial, viral, fungal, worms) --Drugs(Pain killers/ antibiotics etc) --Certain foods and food additives/preservatives --Physical Urticaria: Cold temperature, Heat, Pressure(Prolonged Standing, Sitting), Dermographism etc. --Cholinergic Urticaria: in response to strong emotions, exercise, spicy food etc ---Autoimmune disorders like SLE, RA etc. --A few cases have no underlying cause and are known as idiopathic urticaria. Treatment: An oral antihistamine like cetrizine syp 5mg/5ml once daily for a week would be suitable for him. I would suggest deworming for him. Syp. Albenadazole 200 mg / 5ml. Give 10 ml single dose at night. A topical soothing lotion like calamine would help him symptomatically. take care