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Nickel sized red bumps which itch and painful. Doctor said those were bites of hives. Taken predisone. Remedy?

I have developed these nickel sized red welts/bumps that itch and are painful. The first outbreak I thought something bit me during the night. They went away and within a couple of days more appeared. I went to the the doctor and they said it was hives. I took the 4 days of prednisone as directed. They went away and within a week were back yet again. I have disinfected my whole house and I am still getting them. No one else in my family is getting them. They appear only around joints. I have a noticeable loss of energy, weight gain and other issues that seem to have appeared about the same time as the first outbreak.
Asked On : Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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thank you very much for asking query on the health care magic
hives usually occurs due to allergy
it is not due to infection
take hydoxygine hydrochloride twice daily
aplly calamine lotion locally twice daily
weight gain is a separate issue and has no connection with hives
hope this answer will serve your purpose
take care
dr mv subrahmanyam
Answered: Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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