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What causes itching and swollen patches on body?

Itchy swollen patches or bumps that appear suddenly.
Patches change shape and location frequently; any one patch generally only lasts for a few hours then fades away.
Size of patches varies from a 1/2 inch to several inches across.
In Caucasians and individuals with lighter skin tones, hives appear pink or red in color
Wed, 27 Aug 2014
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Hello.

Thank you for asking at HCM.

I went through your history and would like to know more details like - since when you are having the itchy patches (hives)? Do you have any other medical conditions? Do you need to take any other medication regularly/frequently? Are your hives associated with excessive sweating/physical activities? Do they occur after any specific food?

From you history, I would like to make following suggestions to you:

1. Were I treating you, I would prescribe you an antihistamine like cetirizine or levocetirizine or fexofenadine for symptoms.

2. I would also suggest you to apply lotion like calamine over hives. Please do not scratch the itchy areas, they can aggravate the condition.

3. Please avoid hot/spicy foods and activities causing excessive sweating.

Hope above suggestions will help you.

Should you have any further query, please feel free to ask at HCM.

Wish you the best of the health.

Thank you & Regards.
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What causes itching and swollen patches on body?

Hello. Thank you for asking at HCM. I went through your history and would like to know more details like - since when you are having the itchy patches (hives)? Do you have any other medical conditions? Do you need to take any other medication regularly/frequently? Are your hives associated with excessive sweating/physical activities? Do they occur after any specific food? From you history, I would like to make following suggestions to you: 1. Were I treating you, I would prescribe you an antihistamine like cetirizine or levocetirizine or fexofenadine for symptoms. 2. I would also suggest you to apply lotion like calamine over hives. Please do not scratch the itchy areas, they can aggravate the condition. 3. Please avoid hot/spicy foods and activities causing excessive sweating. Hope above suggestions will help you. Should you have any further query, please feel free to ask at HCM. Wish you the best of the health. Thank you & Regards.