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What allergies are the most likely causes of urticaria?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Urticaria: Milk, cheese, egg, protein products, wheat, cereals, certain daals as used in india, peas, orange, fish, chicken, etc. Synthetic and natural food additives and artificially-flavored food articles can cause urticaria. However, medications, environment allergens, infections, infestations, emotional factors, autoimmune diseases, systemic and general disease states and idiopathic causes.See allergist.
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xuanswered
Allergy and Immunology 25 years experience
Food allergy: Urticaria is a common presentation of food allergy. The common food allergens r peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg white, wheat, seafood, etc. But any food can cause allergy. Urticaria can also happen w drug allergy, sometimes pollen/animal allergy, but not as often. Sometime urticaria can happen w no obvious reason. See an allergist if it bothers u often, or u suspect it is due to an allergy.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Which allergies cause urticaria?

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Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 47 years experience
Any allergy can.: Urticaria (hives) is due to true allergy only 10% of the time. Any type of allergy can cause the skin rash. Foods & drugs are the most common. Other causes can be physical (direct pressure on the skin; cold; change in skin temperature) or underlying diseases like thyroid or auto-immune disorders, infections, cancer, etc. Urticaria that lasts up tp 4 weeks is considered acute. Longer is chronic.

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