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How to treat hives like rashes with itching on the body?

Hi I am 17 years old. Im 5'4 and i weigh 105 lbs. I've gotten hives before around my neck when i was about 8 years old. I noticed that about 2 years ago I started itching around my arms and wrists. Whenever I would wear a watch I would become itchy around my wrist. It starts to get red and lines would appear. Just random lines that kinda look like hives. It comes and goes. Its very random and I get it everywhere i go. Recently its been happening more often. Im getting it on my legs , around my ankles and shoulders. sometimes on my back and belly. The soles of feet sometimes itch as well. Just itching for a few seconds, red lines will appear. Im not sure what it is. Eventually the lines go away after i stop itching. Could you tell me what this is?
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

Since the hives like rashes are spreading at many places in the body (neck, wrists, arms, ankles, shoulders, legs, etc). Your rashes form in lines indicating that you have sensitive skin. Do not touch or scratch. Instead take frequent warm baths. Avoid strenuous activity, wear loose fitting soft cotton clothes.

You can apply hydrocortisone ointment/gel in the area affected to ease out discomfort. Cool compress are effective. You can take a course of oral antihistamines for relieve. You can get clinically examined by a dermatologist & get blood workouts, urinalysis, X-rays. If it is chronic your treating doctor may prescribe corticosteroids. You may also be treated with antibiotic shots.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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How to treat hives like rashes with itching on the body?

Hello, Since the hives like rashes are spreading at many places in the body (neck, wrists, arms, ankles, shoulders, legs, etc). Your rashes form in lines indicating that you have sensitive skin. Do not touch or scratch. Instead take frequent warm baths. Avoid strenuous activity, wear loose fitting soft cotton clothes. You can apply hydrocortisone ointment/gel in the area affected to ease out discomfort. Cool compress are effective. You can take a course of oral antihistamines for relieve. You can get clinically examined by a dermatologist & get blood workouts, urinalysis, X-rays. If it is chronic your treating doctor may prescribe corticosteroids. You may also be treated with antibiotic shots. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician