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Is itchy red welts all over my body after waking up an allergic reaction ?

I stayed at a friend s house and woke up itchy. Later I got huge itchy red welts all over my arms,some on my stomach, neck ,legs, hands and feet also. I went to the doctor and am now taking antibiotics . Please tell me it wasn t bed bugs or at least that they don t travel after they are fed because i m really hoping that I left it at her house. Also, there was more hours later that day.
Asked On : Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi there.

There is possibility that you may have eaten something you are allergic to like nuts, eggs, certain fish etc. Also lying in a bed with allergenic bedsheets or bed clothes can cause allergic wheals on the parts of the body exposed to the bedclothes. It could also have been an allergic reaction to an insect bite.

You can take Tablet Cetrizine and you may need a steroid shot as well. Kindly consult your Doctor in this regard.

Kindly get a consult at an Allergy clinic to find out what you may be allergic t so that you can avoid the same. This is the only way to prevent such attacks again.

Wishing good health.


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General & Family Physician Dr. Vijay Immaneni's  Response
hi the itchy red welts u r complaining of might be scabies infection as u r giving a history of overnight stay/sleep. nothing to worry if it is so ,what did the doctor examined u said an infection? did it comedown after antibiotics u did not mention? the first treatment for scabies is exposure to sunlight daily for atleast 2hrs, start permite ointment /cream daily twice leave over and expose to sunlight ,tab allrite-d twice daily for 3days for itching,tab nexprofast40beforebreakfast,tab acceclo-ptwice daily afterfood, use dermadew permithrinsoap/tetmosolsoap regularly,make sure ur clothes and linen evrything washed properly in hot water and exposed to sunlight.make sure ur closedones do not use ur clothes or linen as scabies mites can be transferrable .
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