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Snorkeling yesterday, bumped into a buoy line, felt

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snorkeling yesterday, bumped into a buoy line, felt stinging/sensation and now have large raised red area on my back. Also hives have spread all over my trunk and upper thighs.
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: Snorkeling monday, hives were there yesterday when I woke up and still here today. The area on my back is still red and raised.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I take thyroid hormone replacement daily.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

This is Dr. David

this could be a bad rope burn which could be infected.

hives can often be from a bad allergic reaction.

you need to see a doctor about these hives.

you may need oral steroids and antihistamines like benadryl 50mg to help calm down the hives

you might need a course of antibiotics to help your hives to calm down.

you might need steroid creams or even an epinephrine shot if the allergy is bad.

do you have a hospital or ER close to you where you can see a doctor about the hives?

do you want to upload a clear photo of the hives on your back here. I would be happy to look at it.