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I have hives on my arms, could they be from nerves? Why I

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I have hives on my arms, could they be from nerves?
Why I ask my daughter and her family moved in with me in a 4 room apartment, due to flooding.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 5 years ago.
Doctor-Bob :

how long have you had this rash?

Customer:

About a week

Doctor-Bob :

do the lesions come and go?

Customer:

yes, bad when I get up in the morning and around this time

Customer:

also thy are only on the inside of my arms

Doctor-Bob :

are they pinkish in color and itchy?

Customer:

Yes, I know they're not bug bites because as hard as I itch them they do not bleed

Doctor-Bob :

and they fade away...only to return the next day, correct?

Customer:

yes

Doctor-Bob :

that sounds like urticaria (hives) and it can be precipitated or worsened by stress

Doctor-Bob :

it is an allergic reaction so often there is something else in the environment that triggers it, like a food (seafood is common cause) or a new medication, sometimes a new soap or laundry detergent...but stress makes the situation worse usually

Doctor-Bob :

it usually responds well to, and can often be prevented by, antihistamines like claritin or ceterizine (Zyrtec) or even Benedryl. Do you have any of these meds to try?

Customer:

no, but I will get some tomorrow

Customer:

Thank you for all your help

Doctor-Bob :

You're welcome. If you have no further questions, please remember to accept my answer. I appreciate it!. Thank you and best wishes. This should get better soon.

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