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Itching and burning on the lower back, neck, chest and armpits. Had hives. Any solution?

my skin on my arm pits, buttocks, neck, chest, lower back itches and burns mostly in the morning after sleeping or late at night, I had this same thing 6 years ago and now its back, they new found out why or what it was i had it for 4 months with hives, now i dont have the hives but am afraid if it goes on it may turn to that

Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.

After reading your short query it appears the possibility of "Urticaria" recurring after a period of 6 years.

This is a common condition caused by bursting of allergy producing cells known as "mast cells". As the chemical inside them is released it produces a rash which you have mentioned. There can be multiple factors producing this condition which are included in day to day life and some times it is really difficult to find one exact cause.
For the betterment you can apply over the counter calamine lotion 3-4 times a day. You can do cold water compresses to reduce the intensity of itching. Do not scratch or rub the skin as it can lead to further aggravation.
You can take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine under medial advise.
Kindly don't get panicky about the situation as I told it is totally a simple and manageable condition. It never turns to any serious disease. If you have any fear of anything serious in your mind then kindly relieve the tension of the same.
Despite above measures if the problem is not getting better then it is better to consult a dermatologist for best guidance.

Hope these informations will help.

"With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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