A member asked:
about two and half months ago i started experiencing first pricky skin in different spots then my skin feels like its on fire them itches like crazy then i get big welts like hives them it just disappears and its fine just happens out of no where at anyti
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Machtinger answered
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chronic urticaria: You have hives. Hives lasting more than 2 months are characterized as chronic. About 95% of chronic hives are a benign but uncomfortable manifestation of autoimmune disease. The other 5% may represent a more serious condition. A board-certified allergist can perform a few tests to tell you what is going on. The allergist will work with you to provide adequate treatment. An antihistamine may help.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. David Shulan answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likle hives: Hives are usually itchy red spots that comes and goes quickly. They can be caused by allergy, viral infections, and autoimmunity ( reacting to yourself). Antibiotics can cause a reaction as long as two weeks after stopping it and persist up to 6 months(recurrently). Foods reactions occur usually quickly after eating the food and clears in 24 hours. Autoimmune can occur sporadically for no reason.
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
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