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what allergies are the most likely causes of urticaria?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 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 Xu answered
Allergy and Immunology 24 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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Which allergies cause urticaria?

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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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Are hives a form of allergy?

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Yes: Yes hives can be a result of allergy to foods, inhalant allergen or medications. However in many chronic cases (almost 70-80%) an exact cause cannot be detected. It can be very frustrating to the doctor and patient and can be very challenging to find a cause and get it under control.
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Do solar urticaria allergies go away?

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What makes hives come out, and do the different types of allergies cause different sizes or different types of hives?

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Dr. Howard Gollup
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Not related to type: Hives are the result of an allergic reaction which causes a chemical called histamine to be released into the skin. It is irritating, which causes itching; it increases blood flow and leakage of tiny blood vessels, causing redness, swelling, and welts. There isn't a relation between type of allergen and the intensity of the hives; it's more the intensity of the reaction of the individual person.
A 20-year-old member asked:

What can I do to help my allergy hives when no OTC medicine or cream seems to help?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
See an allergist: Otc medications are very helpful for a lot of allergies nowadays, but if your symptoms do not respond to them, it's time to see a specialist who can prescribe something stronger. If you know the cause of your hives, you can try to avoid the trigger; if you don't, an allergist can help you try to find your triggers and teach you more about avoidance.

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