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How many years will a chronically hives last

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Kashkin
Allergy and Immunology 38 years experience
Yes and no: Hives are one of the most difficult skin eruptions to determine the source of. The only permanent way to "cure" hives is to treat the underlying cau... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: You may want to consider being tested for celiac disease---there are cases of chronic urticara associated with it.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Need full evaluation: You need to see an allergist or dermatologist to determine the cause. If idiopathic-i.e. Cause unknown, you may need to take medication on a continuou... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
In many cases: of chronic hives ..the cause is not determined ("IDIOPATHIC URTICARIA") I hope this helps! Dr Z
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jivaanswered
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Need to see Doc: Since you have been on oral steroids for a very long time, any decrease in dosage has to be done very cautiously because of withdrawal symptoms includ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Chronic Urticaria: Urticaria is not a disease but a cutaneous reaction pattern and can have many different causes. One of the many causes can be a form of autoimmune Pro... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Perhaps: Unfortunately, sometimes hives last for decades. The usual medications like antihistamines (h1 and h2) are first line. Some patients can have improv... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Urticaria: The cause of chronic urticaria can be very elusive. Obvious allergies are often not present. An allergist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and tr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Chronic hives: About 20% of patients with chronic hives that last more than 5 years. However, we don't have good statistics as to how long it will last after that ti... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Chronic urticaria: 47 yo female with hives for 17 years. Chronic hives is a common condition that allergists/immunologists see in clinic on a regular basis. Most times, ... Read More

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