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    Skin Problems: Hives, Swollen Feet Soles, Coming and going
    Bergjjoel93 posted:
    I am 19 years old living in Salt Lake City. I am currently getting over a sinus infection that was typical in symptoms (sore throat, fever, stuffiness, drowsiness, congestion in sinus etc.) and the final day when I actual felt better everything seemed fine until I started breaking out in mosquito sized itches. They were raised slightly on the skin and were red. they occurred at first on my arms, legs, and torso and then worsened into giant blotchy hive-like rashes. They itched awfully and once big enough began to burn almost. The blotches reached about 8 inches across in some areas especially my thighs. It was 9:00 at night when it was at its worst, and I couldn't do anything about it really. the next morning I was still really itchy around my ankles and parts of my legs but most of the blotches dissapeared. One wierd symptom is that my soles of my feet swelled up and it is very painful to walk on them. It feels as though there are sores on the soles of my feet. i thought my nightmare was healing up but i still went to my campus nurse who wrote me a perscription for clobetasol propionate cream ( an intense topical steriod) I had used this medication to help with past excema and he told me to use it with caution. Later that day i broke out in hives exclusively on my face. This left in an hour or so and later on at about 7 pm my body started to break out in the same stages it did the previous night. I plan to see a doctor soon. Is this eczema possibly? does eczema react this way? The topical steriod cream I was given does not seem to be working, which is odd seeing as my cream is one of the most potent on the market. The meds i took while sick was Allegra, Bennedryll, and a couple table spoons of Day-Quill so maybe i'm having an allergic reaction to these drugs. Would they have worn off by now? What I have seems like an allergic reaction but I am eating my normal diet (less because of loss of appetite due to sickness) and overall I am very healthy. Healthy weight, diet, exercise very regularly (except when i'm sick). What do you think? Anyone ever have this experience before?
    xrayshell1610 responded:
    I had hives in 2007 for 5 months, went to several Drs. finally my ddad said oh I remember a dr gave me Atrax (Hyroxyzine HCL 225mg) and they went away in 2 days. Well within 1 week mine were gone. I feel for you they are awful, I had all sizes eeverywhere. See if you can get your dr to write you a prescription for Hydroxyzine HCL 25 mg, 1 tablet every 6 to 12 hhours. (will make you sleepy). Thank goodness my dad remembered what he took, he now has Alzehemiers. Good luck to you. Oh benedryl made me worse.

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