I am asking this on behalf of my mum who, when she gets nervous or is put in a difficult spot, gets hives, mainly on her face.
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what she can do to help get rid of them. It would be good if she could go to a dermatologist but in Pittsburgh it would take like 3 months to get an appointment and by then they'll be gone.
Anyway, I suggested that she take an anti-histamine but I don't know what else she can do for the spots on her face. It seems that they get itchy, and she scratches them (big No No I know but she can't stop) then they get real dry and irritated, red and splotchy. She has had them for about a week now so new ones aren't popping up but the old ones are very red, irritated and painful. She said they feel like tiney knives poking her skin.
If you have any suggestions on what else she could do please let me know.
PS, did you ever feel that because you are a nursing student or a nurse that everybody comes to you looking for medical advice?