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Posted on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: For a few days I had itchy, red hives with red streaks behind the actual hive. The itching hurt when I would shower and I had to treat with ointments several time during the day. They did not look like insect bites but more like a rash which I never saw before. The hives appeared on the back of my upper right arm.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please upload an image

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. It could be due to an allergic reaction. I would request you to upload image of the affected areas. It will help me to evaluate the condition. Taking some antiallergic like cetirizine or benadryl (or possibly better ones like fexofenadine or loratidine which are prescription medicines) should help. You also should apply some emollient like calamine lotion or some moisturizer like aloe vera lotion.

It might take a few days to recover and so you need to be patient.

I would await your response based on which I will guide you further. Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 20 minutes later
Unfortunately, the hives faded away by this morning so I cannot produce a photo for you. However, I will heed your advice and use the medications you mentioned should this happen again. Thank you very much for your diagnosis.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can try the medicines if you ever get them in the future

Detailed Answer:
It is good to know that the hives have faded away. In case you ever get them again you can feel free to try the medicines I have suggested.

Feel free to ask me back directly if you ever have a health related query in the future.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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