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Raised red patches on arms, legs, feet, back. Warm, itchy. See a doctor?

My daughter has some raised red patches on her arms, lower legs, tops of her feet, and a spot in the middle of her lower back that all itch and some are warm to the touch. There are spots like hives and one patch on her are looks a bit puffy. I just gave her Benadryl , should I take her to the doctor now or wait it out.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Hi, thanks for your query.

Your daughter seems to have developed urticaria.
It can be due to food items like sea food, nuts, dairy products, or any other food,infection, infestation, dust, pollens, medicines etc

You have just given her benadryl, so you can wail for a few hours, if it settles and no new lesions occur then you may not need to visit a doctor but if it persists and new lesions continue to appear, then you may get her examined by a doctor so that other appropriate medications can be added.

Hope this solves your query.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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