i was sick with some sort of virus so i went to the doctor and he gave me a shot and two pills of antibiotics and a day or two later i noticed a rash on my chest with a swollen lymph node in my groin the rash lasted a long time like about two months it looked like my hairs follicules were swollen sometimes they were itchy and other times it wasn't. it's now gone and now i was diagnose with urticariea and i heard that it can be caused my emotional stress and i was stressed out when this happen. so can someone help me and see is this caused by any infectious diseases.
You seemed to be having hives. Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours.
Many cases of hives are "idiopathic," meaning no cause is known. Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications.
The mainstay of treatment of hives is antihistamine which may be necessary for prolonged periods (in excess of 6 weeks).Non-sedating antihistamines such as Cetirizine and Loratadine may be needed to get symptom relief. Sedating antihistamines such as Chlorphenamine9Benadryl) is used at night to get urticaria control. Short courses of oral cortisone or steroids are taken for short periods (one to three days) to settle more severe symptoms.
You may take Vitamin C along with the prescribed treatment. Vitamin C is a general anti-allergy supplement.
If the hives don’t go after 6 wks of treatment also, then it can be a case of chronic urticaria which needs further evaluation as it may be due to auto antibodies.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or in case you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
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