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Shaista posted:
I have been getting these lumps all over my thighs, knees and hands. It starts of really small but then they become itchy and start expanding. Also alot of little lumps appear around it. It becomes so unbearable and sometimes I feel like taking a blade and scratching myself. I don't know whether its an allergic reaction to food because sometimes they appear without me even eating anything. Most of the time they appear just after I come out of the shower.
Please help, you are my last hope.

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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear Shaista,

This could be a condition called aquagenic urticaria (hives induced by water) or even hives induced by warm water.

Given the severity of the rash, you should make an appt with your allergy doctor for testing and treatment. In the meantime, claritin/ allegra/ or zyrtec 1 hour before a warm shower may help.

I hope that helps

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