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High Ig E And Urticaria
I pruritus and urticaria with heat in my left ear occur every day and goes with Cetrizine 5mg. CBC & ESR results normal but IgE is little high.
Skin issues: It seems like you are using the appropriate initial medicine, and have blood tests. The next step is another evaluation. Examination definitely, may need to add a topical steroid ointment (medicine applied onto your skin), and if still no relief maybe a skin biopsy. Good luck with finding the answer... ...Read more
I have malar rash and physical urticaria from 8 months, I am obese, blood and thyroid investigation normal, serum IgE elevated, no other health problems?
See a rheumatologist: What you describe are symptoms if an autoimmune problem. You will need further investigation to determine the exact cause. You should see a rheumatologist. To get an answer. ...Read more
That's normal: A very high result would have suggested allergy, but this normal result sheds no light on the cause of your urticaria. It may be allergic, cholinergic, autoimmune, idiopathic. .. The key in the workup of chronic urticaria, in which a cause is found less often than not, is the history. An elimination diet might just possibly reveal an allergy. Read up on chronic urticaria and good luck. ...Read more
I am suffering from urticaria hives. My doctor have tried anti histaminics but of no use. Ige test values were on higher side. What should I do?
Doc, safe to take a pill of probiotic everyday? Can it cause hives, allergies and any other side effects? I had high IGe. Any relation to probiotics?
Usually: Most people can tolerate probiotics but extremely high doses can cause gastrointestinal upset. I am not aware of any link to hives or allergic diseases. In fact, there are studies showing that probiotics may lower the chance of developing eczema for infants. Do note that not all probiotics are created equal and different strains may be needed for different folks- thus no universal good guy. ...Read more
I am 36 years old and having strange come and go uticaria with allergy test negative but ige's ten times higher than normal I also have rhenauds?
Do non-ige pseudoallergies get worse over time? I've had hives for 4 years; now know it is nsaid-related, but it hasn't worsened. Always mild hives.
Chronic urticaria: Chronic urticaria is not always allergy related and can worsen with nsaids. In some cases it can be autoimmune. It is good that it has remained stable over the years and mild. A daily antihistamine should control the symptoms. It can go through flares from time to time and can remit on its own also. ...Read more
I have got a question about a patient who have been suffer from hives and have 360 iu/ml level of IgE in the blood test. What should we do about this?
See allergist: Chronic hives are rarely caused by exposure o airborne or food allergens and thus the high ige may be related to some other allergic conditions. First thing to do is to increase your fexofenadine dose to 3 to 4 doses a day to see it this helps. If not, see an allergist since there are many other options to control hives nowadays. ...Read more
? Chronic urticaria: If you already had the hives for more than 6 weeks, most of the time there is no clear cause for it, but in your case you have hypothyroidism, many cases resolve with the correction of hypothyroidism, or the control of some auto-antibodies against your thyroid tissue, an endocrinologist would help you better, that would relieve your fatigue, hi IgE is irrelevant, you can still have it with normal values ...Read more
My 6 yr old son has IgE level of 3090 but has only shown a mild case of hives 4 times in the last 4 yrs. Is allergy shots only solution?
Depends on trigger: If the episodes of hives were caused by an allergen found on allergy testing (cat, for example), then allergy shots will reduce his sensitivity to that allergen. If the cause is not known, then most allergists recommend a daily antihistamine like Cetirizine to prevent future episodes. ...Read more
Chronic hives X 9months. Have been using Splenda X over 10 years. Labs and skin test normal. IgE normal. Can I develop a sudden allergy to Splenda?
Unlikely: This can easily be determine by stopping it. If your hives persist then you can rule that out as the cause. Chronic hives are a very itchy and one of the most frustrating conditions when no cause is found which is most often the case. The good news is that it will most likely go away one day but no one can tell you when. ...Read more
Is immunocap testing for IgE reliable? Can't do the skin prick test because of the chronic hives that I have. Wheat and egg Class 2 and milk and hazelnut class 1. Should I stay away?
Complicated: ImmunoCAP blood tests are useful for foods, but the tests need to be ordered specifically based on the allergic reaction and likely potential causes. The tests are very good at showing sensitization, but classically a positive test only infers a fifty percent chance of being allergic to that food. The best answer is see a professional to order and interpret the right tests. ...Read more
Can you develop hives suddenly after long term use of daily baby aspirin (15 years). IgE normal. Recurrent hives x 9 months. Skin test/ labs normal.?
Sorry to hear you have this very distressing condition.
Random onset of hives is quite common and may not have anything to do with the aspirin particularly if there has been no lapse in the aspirin regimen. Labs cannot confirm or rule out aspirin allergy. A careful history taking and timeline is essential. FYI Aspirin / NSAIDS sensitivity (aka AERD) is a different animal. ...Read more
Hello doctor, ige 240, TSH 4.7, fti normal, ANA negative, suffering chronic hives, ppd& hepatitis posithives might be due to allery, infectionor autoimmun?
For starters, if your PPD is positive, you have either been previously have been exposed to tuberculosis or could have active disease.
It also sounds like you are hepatitis +, you need to know what type of hepatitis (a, b, c, or non-a non-b) and whether you are currently positive or just have evidence of past infection. See your doctor. Positive hep and PPD are not due to autoimmune or allergies. ...Read more
Genetics: The tendency to make more ige in response to foreign substances that enter the body (aka allergens) is inherited. Allergies and parastic infections are the common reasons why people develop high ige levels. There are some rare disorders associated with increased risk of infections associated with very high levels of ige. A board-certified allergist can help sort this out for you. ...Read more
No: Donating blood will not lower IgE levels. ...Read more
Several: Depends on how elevated it is, some high values do not mean anything. However one can have a blood disorder producing a high level of ige, parasite infections may also cause ige to be elevated. You should check with an allergist to check for a mast cell disorder as well. ...Read more
Is there a specific test that can be run to tell if my high IgE (>770) is a result of mercury toxicity?
No: There is no blood test to see if you are or allergic to mercury and no test to see if your overall ige is due to mercury allergy. ...Read more
I m 25y student. Can you tell me steroids are safe for life time.... I take deflazcort 30mg daily in the morning due tuo high IgE level.?
My sons IgE level has been high for 3 years the highest it's been was 30, 000 which they found toxocara but its still 3, 100 is that a concern.
I don't have allergy symptoms but have had high IgE (>770) for yrs. My concerns were dismissed by specialist. I saw and want to addr it. Pls advice.?
Not to worry: A high ige does not necessarily mean that you have allergies. False positive test results are very possible with ige levels to the point that I hardly ever order them. What counts is your symptoms and overall clinical picture. ...Read more
I have high IgE (no allergy symp), told not to worry but I know they are the most powerful inflammation reactions. How do I find the source of inflamation?
Skin tests: Skin tests can reveal what you are allergic to. If your ige is elevated you have a higher chance of developing allergies. If the ige is extremely elevated then other issues may be going on so the answer really depends on how high the ige level is. ...Read more