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Is This Hives Or Something More Serious?

I was just sitting here minding my own business when a small bump appeared on my arm. I then began to get itchy all up and down my arms and now I have this. It's accelerated from a tiny bump to what's in the photos in a matter of one hour. Is this just hives that can be taken care of with Benedryl or should I be going to the E-Room?


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Asked by VioletPlacebo at 3:34 AM on Dec. 4, 2010 in Health

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  • i suffered from chronic hives for eight years. they were the worst things i had ever been thru. it was like itchy hell on earth

    Answer by newmommyjazz at 3:37 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Okay... is that what they looked like? I've never had hives before.

    Comment by VioletPlacebo (original poster) at 3:37 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • i can't see the pics since i'm at work... but if it is hives benadryl would take care of it.

    Answer by asil at 3:47 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • It looks like hies. I have had them since I was a kid and they seem to appear pretty randomly. You may want to mention it to your regular doc if it becomes a regular thing, but I wouldn't go to the er over it.

    Answer by MooNFaeRie30 at 5:04 AM on Dec. 9, 2010

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