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Red raised welts, very itchy....

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Doshusallie Tue 16-Apr-13 21:49:16


My husband has these appearing on his body. Latest are three long welts very red, on his back that look like scratches. He has them appearing on his hands and arms. The doctor on a phone consultation suggested piriton but it's not working.

Any ideas?

AgathaPinchBottom Tue 16-Apr-13 22:25:02

I had this .... and it ended up being a build up of intolerance to flea bites. When we moved into our new house, we had a flea infestation in the floorboards from the previous owner's cats. It took the fumigation guy three attempts to get rid of them over several months. I really sufferred with welts and weals during this time. It was a sort of poison building up in the system. I looked like I had been lashed and they would just appear from nowhere. I took piriton too - not sure it helped much. Eventually they disappeared after the fleas had gone. Strangely I was mostly bitten on my ankles but the weals would appear on my back, shoulders and arms.

It might also be an allergy or intolerance to something that he's suddenly developed. You can get a prescription from the doctor for something stronger to stop the itching. Probably keep going with the Piriton. Hope it gets better soon.

Doshusallie Wed 17-Apr-13 11:41:42

Thanks very much for your reply Agatha. I will ask him to go back the doctors. We have a cat.......... shock

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