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hand rash

a few months ago i started to get this splotchy hand rash first it came out of no where and lasted for three minutes then a few weeks later it just permenetly stayed and it comes and goes during the day. it's not itchy and my hands sometimes get dry and sometimes the skin peels a little. i just want to know is it allergies or some kind of infection because the doctor said i have urticariea.
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Hello,
You seem to be having urticaria. 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.

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 Chlorphenamine(Benadryl) is used at night. 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 if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.

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