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What Causes Raised Welts Along With Itchy Scalp And Skin?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2015
Question: What causes a rash, raised welts, itching scalp and skin, and swollen lips, and a raspy cough?
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Pitroda (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Avoidance of allegen, Oral antihistaminics

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for posting on HCM.
The condition you have referred to is called Urticaria or hives. Its an allergic manifestation of skin, where an allergen leads to release of certain substances from your blood, leading to itchy skin rash and swelling over soft tissues.
Its proper management requires thorough history, clinical and laboratory work-up.You may have to go for specific tests like patch test, food prick test, IgE antibody levels etc. The allergen can be any infection, food items, drugs and medications, pollens, physical agents like sunlight, temperature, pressure etc.
As for treatment part, best would be the avoidance of allergen as far as possible. Try to eliminate possible triggering foods from diet. I would also advise you various anti-histaminics for long duration( atleast 3 months) with or without oral corticosteroids. For non- responding cases there are many other drugs like dapsone, cyclosporine, montelukast, omalizumab etc which can be used in certain selected cases.
Hope this will help you in resolving your query.
Thank you
Dr Hardik Pitroda

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What Causes Raised Welts Along With Itchy Scalp And Skin?

Brief Answer: Avoidance of allegen, Oral antihistaminics Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for posting on HCM. The condition you have referred to is called Urticaria or hives. Its an allergic manifestation of skin, where an allergen leads to release of certain substances from your blood, leading to itchy skin rash and swelling over soft tissues. Its proper management requires thorough history, clinical and laboratory work-up.You may have to go for specific tests like patch test, food prick test, IgE antibody levels etc. The allergen can be any infection, food items, drugs and medications, pollens, physical agents like sunlight, temperature, pressure etc. As for treatment part, best would be the avoidance of allergen as far as possible. Try to eliminate possible triggering foods from diet. I would also advise you various anti-histaminics for long duration( atleast 3 months) with or without oral corticosteroids. For non- responding cases there are many other drugs like dapsone, cyclosporine, montelukast, omalizumab etc which can be used in certain selected cases. Hope this will help you in resolving your query. Thank you Dr Hardik Pitroda