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Old 02-04-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Around 6:00 pm yesterday I noticed my chest was all red and itchy. I put benadryl cream on it. Went to bed around 11:00 pm. Woke up and the rash is still there. It's just below my neck. Now I do have allergies to fake jewelry and was wearing a necklace that day but took it off as soon as I saw the rash.I do not have any known food allergies either. The rash is very itchy and burns slightly. I am pretty knowledgable when it comes to medical type stuff but today I went and bought cortizone 10, applied it twice, and took a bendaryl pill around 12:00 today. Well the rash is still there,itches like crazy. My last resort is going to the doctor.The rash has not spread or gotten worse but it has not gotten better, I also applied a cold pack to the rash. I use unscented laundry detergent and dryer sheets so I know that's not it. I did use a fabric softener last week but stopped using it after one load of wash because I could not stand the smell.The only liquid fabric softener that I can use without problems is final touch but they were out of it so I bought something else.The shirt I wore yesterday and the one I am wearing now were not washed while using that fabirc softener so it can't be that. Any advice before I call my doctor?
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there...
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I would keep doing what your doing and give it a few days. Doctors will give cortizone and prednisone for a rash, I'd wait a few days and if doesn't get better or becomes worse, then go in.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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I know the few times I have had hives it was less of a rash and more like welts. It hasn't spread, so that is good news. Give yourself another day or two and see how it is as long as it isn't spreading or you feel bad.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Sometimes people can have a virus that causes hives, or a fever. Other times hives can be caused by temperature change, stress, hormones, exercise related, terminal illness related, detergent reaction, or the standard food or medication allergy response.

For example, I know that when I get a virus (like when I got sick with the flu this year), I will break out in hives the day after my high fever finally breaks because it's happened to me a lot. It was my body's way of ridding the virus (accord.to my doctor). The virus could be any virus too, not just the flu.

I also get hives when it gets really humid, or after exercise when I sweat (which is really embarrassing). At first that freaked me out, but when it started to frequently happen, I finally accepted this is the way my body responds to exercise and sweat.

And when I get stressed, I break out in hives too. This all started happening to me in my late 20s. Very alarming and annoying but not fatal, luckily.

Go to an allergist to get tested for different kinds of allergens. You may be allergic to pet dander or something in the carpet in your home or at work, or who knows. An allergist can help you figure it out with testing. I found out that in addition to the reasons I listed, that I'm allergic to bed bugs and birch trees. Yuck. So I bought a new mattress and box spring which I wrapped in plastic before I put the sheets and bed spread on. I also tested the birch tree allergy by standing in a yard with a birch tree, even handing the leaves and whala....I broke out in hives, and took a Benedryl.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I also get a rash sometimes from metal necklaces. I have a cortisone cream prescription that clears it up quickly. Since you were wearing a metal necklace and have had a rash before after wearing a metal necklace, it makes sense that your current rash is caused from a metal necklace. Don't overthink this. Go to the doctor and get his opinion. Ask the doc for a prescription to keep on hand should you have rash issues in the future.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I have been to an allergist twice and I am not allergic to any foods, I have allergies to pollen and dust though. The itching and burning got so bad I could not stand it anymore so I went to the doctor last night at 7:00 pm. There is a walk in clinic by me called premiere care and there are about 4 of them on LI. Been there a few times already because my doctor does not have late hours every night and they are open until 9:00 pm. I was given prednisone which I have been on many times for repiratory illnesses. I can continue with the benadryl at night (makes me very sleepy) and use a cold pack on the area. He told me I don't need to use an topical itch creams. As of this morning it's better and not as itchy. I have to take 20 mg 3 times a day until Saturday. Thanks for the help.BTW I do not have any pets and have not been around any pets. I have wood floors in my house except the bedroom, I work in a school cafeteria but I was not there yesterday or last Friday. I vacuum, swifer and dust furniture at least 3 times a week.
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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I went to urgent care started having rash on my arms and elbows now spreaded to legs thighs chest they said it was hives gave me mometasone furoate cream and ic hydroxyzinehcl 25mg tablets been using since Friday seems to be getting worse then better eny Ideas
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I went to urgent care started having rash on my arms and elbows now spreaded to legs thighs chest they said it was hives gave me mometasone furoate cream and ic hydroxyzinehcl 25mg tablets been using since Friday seems to be getting worse then better eny Ideas
Go back to them.
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