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What causes stretch marks to look raised like hives or skin allergy?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Wed, 3 Oct 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, my stretch marks usually dont look like this. Not this raised anyway. Is this nornal? Are these hives? Am Inmaybe having an allergic reaction to something? Or are they just stretch marks, over stretch marks? Any idea what these are and what is going on. Please help. Thank you
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Looks like stretch marks, answer few questions.

Detailed Answer:


I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photographs.

These are looking like stretch marks only. They don't look like hives or any allergic reaction.

Please provide the following information:
1. Are you having itching, burning or any other complaints on these marks?
2. What is the duration of these marks?
3. Have you gained or lost weight recently?
4. Have you used or applied anything new on the skin?

Kindly revert with the answers.

Awaiting for your response.

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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