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    Old 10-10-2016, 08:48 AM   #1
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    Over the past month and a half I have been getting a rash on my body. I went to the dermatologist and she said she thought it was hives and did a battery of tests to see if she could find a cause. The tests can back normal and I am currently on Prednisone and 2 topical steroid creams. My concern is they keep coming back even while on the medicine so I wanted a second opinion on if you thought they looked liked hives. The marks are usually one to three red spots in an area with a hard bump or two in the middle of the welt. They itch and are painful to touch. I have had them on my elbows, fingers, wrists, thighs, stomach, and buttocks. They come up randomly and last for a week. They usually start one place and then the next day I'll get one or two somewhere else and it continues from there. After a month and a half I can still see bruising and discoloration from the original set.

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    Re: Hives?

    I've just been reading up on bites in the past week, trying to ID my own strange one.
    I've had hives in my life. What you describe doesn't sound like them to me. Mine weren't like that at all.

    From what I've been reading, it might be flea bites. If you have indoor/outdoor pets of any kind, consider the possibility of a flea infestation in your house.

    Bed bugs are another possibility. Have you traveled lately, or brought used furniture into the house from an unknown owner?
    "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln

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