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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog has some small bumps that appeared suddenly and are

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My dog has some small bumps that appeared suddenly and are making her itchy. They bumps aren't red or discolored. In addition, earlier today the bumps were not as bad but in the evening they "came back" like what happened yesterday. She also vomited twice today-once was bile, the other was almost all the way digested food.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. You've described hives or wheals which represent a hypersensitivity reaction to a food, drug, envenomation by flying insect or spider, vaccines, environmental allergens, and, less likely, changes in temperature or humidity. In most cases, such a reaction abates unaided within 36 hours. An over the counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) dosed at 1-2 mg/lb every 8-12 hours can be helpful. Persistent hives or wheals may require a prescription corticosteroid such as prednisone as treatment.
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