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Had miscarriage, rashes on chest, face, arms, stomach. Chronic hives?

I had a miscarriage in december, they issued methotrexate . around mid january i started getting this blotchy rash and i have had it ever since. it s on my chest, face, arms, and stomach. at first i was told it was ezcema, then told it wasnt. then i was told it was chronic hives . i am not thinking it is hives. it doesnt come and go, it s pretty consistant. any ideas?
Asked On : Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum 

Looks like you are suffering from chronic urticaria.
This is an itchy condition of skin which leads to redness and development of hives on the skin on itching.
In such cases with long term itching, it is very important to find out the cause of itching.
The causes can be varied: any drug intake, Intestinal infection, respiratory infection, thyroid disease, intake of preservative containing food stuffs etc etc.. 
Hope you are not on any medicines since long term. Pain killers, antipyretics, Antibiotics are the common agents causing itching.
You can try if you can find out the pathology. 
For the time being, start with some anti histamines like Loratidine twice a day for atleast 2 weeks.
You might need a tapering course of these medicines.
So if itching persists, consult a dermatologist for proper evaluation. 

Hope it helps ,
Wishing you speedy recovery .

Dr Geetika Paul 
Answered: Fri, 8 Nov 2013
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