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What causes severe itching and welt-like swelling around my waist?

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Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Question: I have welts that are around my waist that itch. They look like a bite. About the size of a nickel to a quarter, 6 of them. They itch and I keep getting one or two a day. Can you give me an idea what they are?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Eczematous dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images.

Seems like eczematous dermatitis. I suggest you to apply a moderately potent topical steroid e.g mometasone furoate 0.1% cream Or triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream, twice daily. In addition I suggest you to take an oral antihistamine e.g Cetrizine 10mg tab once every evening for symptomatic relief from itching.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (59 minutes later)
Do you know what causes this?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Eczematous dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Predisposition factors include dry skin/atopy, cold weather, irritation from clothing - particularly woolens. Rubbing/scratching tend to exacerbate it further.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes severe itching and welt-like swelling around my waist?

Brief Answer: Eczematous dermatitis Detailed Answer: Thank you. I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images. Seems like eczematous dermatitis. I suggest you to apply a moderately potent topical steroid e.g mometasone furoate 0.1% cream Or triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream, twice daily. In addition I suggest you to take an oral antihistamine e.g Cetrizine 10mg tab once every evening for symptomatic relief from itching. Regards