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What casues allergic skin rash?

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Posted on Wed, 3 Sep 2014
Question: I AM A 31 YR OLD FEMALE..FROM PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS I AM EXPERIENCING A TYPE OF SKIN ALLERGY WHICH LOOKS LIKE A MOSQUITO SWELLINGS,APPEARS RED IN COLOUR AND IS ITCHY..IT HAD HAPPENED TWICE EARLIER FEW YEARS BACK AND HAD DISAPPEARED AFTER MEDICATION.IT MOSTLY HAPPENS IN THE EVENING DURING THIS SEASON AND AFTER BATH..I HAVE ENCOUNTERED WITH A TERM KNOWN AS 'HIVES' OR 'UTRICARIA' IN GOOGLE ,THE SYMPTOMS OF WHICH MATCH OR LESS WITH MINE.KINDLY HELP IF I SHOULD GO FOR ANY MEDICATION AND IF IT IS SOMETHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Urticaria

Detailed Answer:
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I would keep a possibility of Acute Urticaria/Hives. It presents as skin welts/swellings, which can be distributed all over the body. Itching is usually severe however it is subjective in individuals.

Urticaria OR hives can occur due to various causes like(to name a few):
--Infections(bacterial, viral, fungal)
--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 10 mg once daily for a few days would be suitable.

A topical soothing lotion like calamine would help her symptomatically.

take care
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Urticaria Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic I would keep a possibility of Acute Urticaria/Hives. It presents as skin welts/swellings, which can be distributed all over the body. Itching is usually severe however it is subjective in individuals. Urticaria OR hives can occur due to various causes like(to name a few): --Infections(bacterial, viral, fungal) --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 10 mg once daily for a few days would be suitable. A topical soothing lotion like calamine would help her symptomatically. take care regards