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Welts formation after bursting the shingles blisters. Severe itching. Recovery?

We repaired a leak on our roof this weekend and after cutting a few shingles my hands and arms started getting welts all over them. Can I have an allergy to something in the shingles? I washed immediately and used hydrocortizone cream to keep from sctatching. This happened on Friday. The welts are mostly gone but the itching still comes and goes. Should this have cleared up by now?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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From the information that you have given it looks like you are having contact dermatitis.Roof shingles are made of different materials and this can cause contact dermattitis.Sometime the dust and the dustmites settled on it can also cause allergic reaction.
Along with the hydrocortisone cream,you will also require antihistaminic tablets to relieve your itching.You can try using calamine lotion for the soothening your skin.

Hope it helps,

Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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