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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Hives: Urticaria is the medical name for hives. This is an allergic reaction to something that has entered into the body, by either eating, or breathing. It ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamines: Antihistamines are the primary treatment for hives. Long acting ones like zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) are often effective and easier to take tha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
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17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: The primary way to manage hives (urticaria) is with over the counter antihistamines (cetirizine) or prescription antihistamines (hydroxyzine). If your ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Histamine: Urticaria is caused by the release of histamine from mast cells located in the skin. This can occur due to a variety of mechanisms, with allergy bein ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives: Cold urticaria is the development of urticaria or hives when one is exposed to a cold environment or other cold exposure (drink, ice).
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Urticaria: Chronic hives is a condition where a rash repeatedly appears on a person's body. Allergies, infections, pressure, exercise, heat or cold can all caus ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Sometimes: Cold urticaria is usually a chronic problem but sometimes it can be temporary if triggered by another problem which resolves. An allergy evaluation ca ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple: There are many because the causes of urticaria are many. Some of the tests are actually physical stimuli (temperature, vibration, etc). Most others w ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Bena ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Carter
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Examination: Examination of the skin or pictures of the skin during an outbreak.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri faaaai facaai fisaai
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Heat-induced hives: Cholinergic urticaria is a skin condition that is brought on by the physical trigger of increased warmth or blood flow to the skin (bringing warmth) o ... Read More
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