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Allergic To Laundry Detergent Hives
Rarely: Hives are rarely if ever caused by laundry detergent although may get a contact or irritant dermatitis from it. I often caution people about using fabric softener or anti-static strips which tend to increase the itching. For most cases of hives, oral antihistamine up to 4 doses per day would be the first choice. ...Read more
My son Braxton Mann, had a runny nose for about 3 days but hasn't shown any signs today. On Friday he came up with a few hives on his stomach. I thought it was the new laundry detergent I was using so I changed his clothes and bathed him. But they just ke
Remove name: Please try to edit your question and remove your son's name to protect his confidentiality and repost, we will gladly answer it. This is for your son's protection and privacy. Thank you. ...Read more
Chronic Hives: Chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria (hives) is the persistence of hives on most days of the week for a period of 6 weeks or longer. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. No specific cause can be identified in most patients with this condition. Treatment involves daily high doses of non-sedating antihistamines. See Allergist for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more
I woke up with 5 hives, 4 on my leg & 1 on my arm. All on right side of my body. I haven't changed my diet or detergent. They are extremely itchy.
I get severe hives every night-no change in diet, medication, detergent, soap, linens, weather, stress, or habits. Is there another possible cause?
Burnig/itchy hives upper body/face x6days in row. Come ad go w/ benadryl (diphenhydramine). No allergies/new foods/detergent ect. Symptom of something else serious?
Possibly: The fact that it is new onset, responds to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and has sx limited to what you mention still point to some type of allergy to a food/ air borne pollen in bloom. Ask your doctor to use a stronger tx than just Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and if it persists to do an allergy work up. Also make sure you have not been exposed to mites/fleas, bed bugs, etc. ...Read more
Hives started in back of scalp and back now all over except face and legs. Antihistamines are not working. Shampoo? Detergent? Something else?
My son suffers really bad urticaria for 5 months now and I have suddenly got it too how could this be havnt changed any detergents?
Allergist dx constant flat rashes neck, arms, are from choligenic urticaria, the heat from exercise and a mix of detergent reaction. Says try zyrtec (cetirizine)?
Urticaria: It's difficult to tell if you truly have cholinergic urticaria from your description. Usually urticaria is raised. But some people have what is called dermatographia which causes flat red hot skin especially when stressed, touched or hot. In either condition Zyrtec (cetirizine) should help ...Read more
I think I'm allergic to my laundry detergent. Extreme itchiness in vagina since a week with extreme unusual dryness. Had xyzal (levocetirizine) but it didn't help????
See GYN: I doubt that your laundry detergent is the cause for the internal vaginal dryness and itching. I would have expected problem at the labia if this is a laundry detergent or anti-static strip issue. At your age, the itching is more likely from allergy to something introduced into the vagina in the absence of a discharge- latex, semen etc. ...Read more
Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?
Detergent reaction: You can try OTC topical hydrocortisone 1% cream. Akathesia, although very rare, may occur with first generation antihistamines as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), hopefully not the case with the newer less sedating as loratadine or desloratadine, as for your akathesia vs RLS, I believe you need to see an experienced neurologist for assessment, best wishes ...Read more
My husband seems to be having an allergic reaction to something but we haven t changed soap laundry detergent etc he has small red bumps all over his face the inside crook of one elbow his genitals and a patch on each thigh he is taking Benadryl but doesn
Dermatitis: Sounds like dermatitis to me as well, and thinking of laundry or personal care products is smart. May have become allergic to things that he was not prior, or maybe something you are not thinking about. Be suspicious of any new medications as well. Consider using hypoallergenic soaps and a topical Hydrocortisone cream and if persists seek some help from a derm. ...Read more
I had a reaction to what I thought was laundry soap. Was told I have hives but the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Zyrtec alone don't seem to help. Can I take both?
Is it dangerous to do an at home allergy patch test? We're trying to figure out what caused my 22 y/o son to break out in hives and angioedema last week. We believe it might be a new laundry soap. Would it be dangerous to take a small 1 inch bandage, pu
I have been having lots of clear discharge, itching constantly, hives and swollen. My mom says I'm sensitive. Could it be the laundry soap?
Hives: Allergic reactions, particularly to foods and medications, are another common cause of acute hives. Generally speaking, hives that occur as a result of eating certain foods almost always appear within a few minutes to a few hours of eating the food. Reactions to medications may occur after the first dose, or not until the medication has been taken for a week or two. See an allergist. ...Read more
My daughter had a heat rash on back so put onsie on later gave her sweet potatoes now has hives laundry deter. Or sweet potatoes what do I do?
Rash: The heat rash may have made your childs skin more prone to getting hives. Was the onesie new and did you wash the onesie before putting it on? Was the detergent new.? The heat rash may have been the fore runner of the hives. Stop the sweet potatoes and once the rash clears you can challenge your child by reintroducing the sweet potatoes and see if she breaks out. New unwashed clothes may cause rash. ...Read more
If the small red bumps that come and go are hives due to allergy could this be developed over time to a laundry soap. And how long will it last?
Unlikely: The mechanism for contact allergy or an irritant reaction to laundry soap is different from that causing the bumps. Have you consulted an allergist about this? ...Read more
Suddenly have itchy hives all over my stomach. They go away when I take Zyrtec (cetirizine). Haven't changed diet or laundry or soap. Been a month or so?
Hard to tell: When hives have been present for less than 6 weeks. We call it acute urticaria. When it exceeds 6 weeks, then it is called chronic. Since you have anal itching as well, consider consulting an allergist when the problem lasts >6 wks. Up to 40% of cases of chronic urticaria is considered to be from an autoimmune process. ...Read more
Itching & hives for 3 wks. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & synthroid. Cut out sunscreen, nuts, soy, tomatoes, vitamins, switched laundry det. No relief. Now what?
Hives: Hives are an allergic reaction. There are many possible causes of hives-foods, medications, infections, inflammatory or autoimmune conditions. Did you start any new meds, supplements, foods, etc? Recent onset hives, if there is no apparent cause, are treated with antihistamines. Hives lasting > 6 weeks need a workup to look for causes. Please see your dermatologist right away for evaluation. ...Read more
Histamine driven: Hives (or welts) are histamine driven reactions. These lesions come and go within hours and do not leave scales or marks. Hives can be a form of allergic reaction (ie to drugs or shellfish), but they can often be idiopathic (unknown trigger). Because we know this is a histamine driven problem, we treat with oral antihistamines, or oral steroids if severe and associate with wheezing. ...Read more
Chronic Urticaria: Chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria (hives) is the persistence of hives on most days of the week for a period of 6 weeks or longer. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. No specific cause can be identified in most patients with this condition. Treatment involves daily doses of non-sedating antihistamines like Zyrtec (cetirizine). See Allergist for more details and treatment options. ...Read more
Hive triggers: Hives can be a manifestation of allergies, viral infections (especially in children), bacterial infections such as strep, physical triggers like cold and heat. If hives persist beyond 6 weeks, then autoimmune trigger is possible and there continues be a large group of patients with "idiopathic" hives (cause unknown). ...Read more
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I have had hives for several years now and no one can give me a diagnosis. What could it be? I'm not allergic to any foods
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