I thought I was bitten by a mosquito, but got home and found that I had 4 quarter sized large red itchy razed welts on my lower buttock and a larger 1/2 dollar one with a smaller one next to it (about the size of a penny) on my right upper back thigh. I had been to the gym, showered put on shorts and walked home. (During this time, things started itching, hence the mosquito thought) The itching was BAD during the night and still itches now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be hives,sweat dermatitis or fungal infections. The mainstay of treatment is antihistamine which may be necessary for prolonged periods .You can take non-sedating antihistamines such as Cetirizine or Loratadine to get symptom relief. Short courses of oral cortisone or steroids are taken for short periods (one to three days) to settle more severe symptoms. Application of calamine lotion will help in soothing the skin.
If the symptoms persist then please consult a dermatologist.
I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
Thanks for your answer. I got some cortisone and am putting cold compress on the welts...no spreading, but ITCHY!! they are raised and hard (not rock hard, but not like the surrounding skin) no pain...just itch. They blanch when i press on them...quickly, but they blanch.... One is rather large with a smaller one beside it....frustrating. As i said in my other post, i don't have insurance and really don't want to go to the emergency room....
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.