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I am experiencing hives (urticaria). I have been taking adderall ir for a few months now with no problem, Dr added adderall xr and I got hives ?
What if you have hives/urticaria, and you tried every medication like zyrtec, (cetirizine) zentec, and a two meds I had to pay for, but I'm still breaking out?
Xolair now approved: Xolair (omalizumab) is now approved for chronic hives. It has been used for many years for allergic asthma. While it is expensive, there are programs to help cover the cost. This monthyly injection can remarkably control hives. See a board certified allergist and ask about Xolair for hives. This is the first FDA approved treatment since antihistamines. ...Read more
I am experiencing hives (urticaria) and swollen face. The following also describes me: Skin rash. What should I do?
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy) and lip swelling. The following also describes me: Hives (Urticaria). What should I do?
Maybe related: This may all be manifestations of your urticaria . You will need to have clarification as to why you have urticaria . This is something you can evaluate with your physician and possibly a specialist such as a dermatologist or an allergist ...Read more
Hives urticaria x 3 weeks. Antihistamines and prednisone are moderately effective only with consistent use. Would a skin biopsy help determine cause?
No: A skin biopsy can help prove that these are hives, but usually cannot help to identify a trigger (unless you have underlying blood vessel disease called vasculitis). Prednisone should be avoided if possible because the hives can come back stronger when it is stopped. There are many potential triggers to discuss with a physician and many effective treatment options. Recommend Health Tap consult. ...Read more
I am experiencing lip swelling, hives (urticaria) and chest pain or discomfort whenever I swallow food or drink. ?
Cure, hmmm: Wish there was an easy answer for hives. They have a mind of their own and don't follow a religion. Your best bet is to consult an allergist to help you determine possible triggers, but if you have chronic hives, this is going to be a tough call. Work is in progress in several studies to unlock the mystery of chronic hives. Some allergists have dedicated their careers in the study of urticaria... ...Read more
Can chronic dehydration cause chronic hives (physical urticaria) since water directly affects histamine production in the blood? Rehydration cure it?
Hi doc Good Day! My question is can i take zetirizine with my daily tablet myrin p forte, cause i have a skin allergy like hives or urticaria. tnx?
Yes: There is no problem with the combination. ...Read more
What to do if I have cold induced urticaria (hives) and would like some suggestions to help reduce my reaction.?
Avoidance: Avoiding cold exposure if possible. However many people need to take antihistamines to prevent symptoms. See an allergist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
See Allergist: There are a number of treatment options for severe, refractory hives. First line is high dose non-sedating antihistamines like Zyrtec followed by H2 blockers like Zantac (ranitidine). Montelukast can also be used as well as sedating antihistamines like hydroxyzine or doxepin. If these therapies fail there are more aggressive treatments like omalizumab, anti-inflammatories, and immunosuppressants. See Allergist ...Read more
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