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strange mark or rash on thigh

I got these rashes that look like a bug bites on my thigh Sunday night when I got home from work.  It really itched a lot until I took some benadrily and it helped to stop the itching.  When I woke up Monday morning and they were still there, there are 4 of them on the right side of my thigh and one big one on the left, all of them just above my knee.  They are not itching that bad anymore but it is Monday night and I would figure if they were bug bites that they would be gone by know.  Please help with any feed back.  It is really hard for me to get to a doctor since I don't have insurance or any money.
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These marks can be insect bite,contact dermatitis,hives or dermatitis.

The mainstay of treatment is antihistamine and non-sedating antihistamines such as Cetirizine(Zyrtec) or Loratadine(Claritin) may be needed to get symptom relief. Sedating antihistamines such as Chlorphenamine(Benadryl)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. It helps stabilize mast cells so they are less likely to release histamine.Also apply calamine lotion and mild steroid cream on the rash.

If the symptoms persist then pls consult a dermatologist.

Hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.

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Application of caladryl should help to what look like bugbites in this pic.
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