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Are my hives permanent?

Are my hives permanent?

No.: Hives can be chronic which means that they have lasted for more than 6 weeks. They may last for several months, but almost always resolve eventually. However, they may return at a later time. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Is hives permanent?

Well....: I think you mean to say will you keep getting hives "forever"? If you are clearly get hives when you come into contact some "offending agent" then every time you come into contact with it yes, you will get hives, and maybe worse. However, a lot of the time we are not able to determine why you get hives (or to what). See your dermatologist or allergist if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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I have hives for last 10-12 years. Any permanent solution for chronic hives?

I have hives for last 10-12 years. Any permanent solution for chronic hives?

Yes and no: Hives are one of the most difficult skin eruptions to determine the source of.
The only permanent way to "cure" hives is to treat the underlying cause. Hives are labeled as either acute (less than 6 weeks) or chronic (more than 6 weeks). The longer hives are present the less likely it is to identify the cause which are epic in numbers.
Read about Xolair and hive treatment. Just FDA approved. ...Read more

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I get hives 2-3 times a year for unknown reasons. How do you get rid of hives permanently?

I get hives 2-3 times a year for unknown reasons. How do you get rid of hives permanently?

Chronic hives: Ideally, finding the cause of the hives is your best bet. Most cases of hives will remit over time. However, 20% of cases will remain for more than 1 year and half of these will be gone within 10 years. Thankfully, most cases are amenable to treatment/ suppression with antihistamines. ...Read more

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Hives from past 9 week Levocetrizine, Dexchlorpheniramine, famocid 40, Levociz-M not effective. Allegra 180 twice daily little effective. Permanent cure?

Hives from past 9 week Levocetrizine, Dexchlorpheniramine, famocid 40, Levociz-M not effective. Allegra 180 twice daily little effective. Permanent cure?

Agree with Dr Chiu: There are options. Would suggest seeing an Allergist now. Increasing Allegra (fexofenadine) is an option, but there are others and it is time to have some basic labs checked to rule out some causes of chronic hives (even if most cases are never "solved"). ...Read more

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Is there a cure for chronic hives and angioderma? Have been suffering from chronics hives for almost 4 years now and no medicines are giving me a permenant relieve. My allergist hasn't done an allergy test to find out if I have a serve allergy to any certa

Is there a cure for chronic hives and angioderma? Have been suffering from chronics hives for almost 4 years now and no medicines are giving me a permenant relieve. My allergist hasn't done an allergy test to find out if I have a serve allergy to any certa

It: It is unlikely that allergy tests would be of use. There are some medications that can be used off label. Would discuss with your allergist about being seen at a university setting, regarding these. Do note- they are not side effect free. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be cured permanently from urticaria?

Tough to say but: It really depends upon whether or not you have found a cause that triggers the hives. If so, then a cure comes from avoiding the item. Unfortunately most of the time allergists "look hard" but can't find the cause. However, over time, hives usually go away by themselves. Your immune system does the "healing." but until that happens taking anti-hiostamines can usually provide relief of itching. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cold urticaria. How to cure it permanently?

Can't be done: I wish it could, and I hope you'll forgive my frankness. I know it's a nuisance. If you're clever enough to have found HealthTap, you'll learn tricks over your lifetime to manage it, and perhaps be able to share them with others online. ...Read more

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I am suffering from cold urticaria since six month. I was prescribed many medicine but they don't work at all. I want permanent cure from this disease.

Cold urticaria: So does everyone with cold urticaria, one of several "physical urticarias". It is usually very bothersome, usually doesn't involve the respirator tract and can be difficult to control. It rarely can be associated with cold agglutinins a possible marker of more severe underlying disease. See a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can urticaria cause permanent scars on face if so, can it be mistaken for rosacea if not examined properly?

Can urticaria cause permanent scars on face if so, can it be mistaken for rosacea if not examined properly?

Only few: There is a kind of urticaria which is caused by inflammation in the blood vessels which may leave a scar. Most urticaria should not lead to scarring unless the area has been deeply scratched. The location of rosacea is mainly on the face and not on the trunk or limbs whereas hives can occur nearly anywhere. ...Read more

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Can Urticaria cause permanent Malar type rash? I suffer from chronic Urticaria & on close inspection it appears to be in a wheel like form?

Can Urticaria cause permanent Malar type rash? I suffer from chronic Urticaria & on close inspection it appears to be in a wheel like form?

No: Urticaria does not cause a permanent rash although in certain cases (vasculitic urticaria) some scarring may occur. ...Read more

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I have cholingeric urticaria during heat and sweating events. Please could you suggest me some natural remedy for permanent cure or atleast to reduce?

I have cholingeric urticaria during heat and sweating events. Please could you suggest me some natural remedy for permanent cure or atleast to reduce?

No natural meds: We know that cholinergic urticaria is triggered by heat and other conditions that lead to secretion of acetylcholine. If possible, exercise in a well air-conditioned environment or swim. Alternatively, take an antihistamine before you exercise. The efficacy may be limited and only high-dose Cetirizine has some effect. Ketotifen (which is very sedating), has shown efficacy. Unfortunately, no cure. ...Read more

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What are hives?

Itchy, red, raised.: Hives are itchy, red, raised lesions on the skin and they usually happen after contact with or ingestion of something you're allergic to. Try some benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cold packs, and see your doctor if they get worse! ...Read more

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What are hives?

Skin rash: That is characteristically raised, evanscent, and itchy. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

What causes hives?

Many causes: There are many causes of hives and these include infections, medications, bee/wasp stings, food allergies, environmental allergies, stress, cold temperatures, and exercise amongst other rarer causes. Oftentimes, hives are idiopathic, meaning there is no known cause.

For further evaluation and management, consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

Usually allergic rxn: Usually it is caused by an allergic reaction, like contacting something you're allergic to touch. Consult your physician. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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Are hives chronic?

Are hives chronic?

Depends: Hives can be acute and last less than 1 day- 1 week or they can be chronic lasting greater than 6 weeks. Acute hives often have a trigger- such as food, medication, bug bite, venom sting, or pet allergy. However, they can also coincide with infections and the cause may not be easy to identify. Hives that are chronic >6 weeks require evaluation by an allergist and often have no known cause. ...Read more

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How to trat hives?

How to trat hives?

Avoid and take meds: Hives are generally treated by removing the offending trigger and taking antihistamines (loratadine, Cetirizine or fexofenadine) or glucocorticoids if lesions are severe. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

Anything: Just about anything and everything can cause hives. Despite this we never determine the cause in many cases of chronic hives. Treatment is the main approach. For many people the hives eventually go away. ...Read more

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What can cause hives?

What can cause hives?

So Many Causes: There are a number of potential causes of hives (urticaria) which include: viral infections, parasitic infections, IgE-mediated allergic reactions like bee stings, medication allergy, latex allergy, food allergy, transfusion reactions, and contact reactions. Some meds/products can induce hives like narcotics, radiocontrast media, muscle relaxants, stinging nettle, physical stimuli, and foods. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause hives?

Yes: Any drug can cause hives. Some drugs may take minutes, others a few hours. ...Read more

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How long do hives last?

How long do hives last?

Varies: Sometimes hours....Sometimes months. It varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Why am I getting hives?

Why am I getting hives?

Hives: Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/hives-urticaria-angioedema#1

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What could cause hives?

What could cause hives?

Many things: Would see an allergist who can best determine the cause if one is obvious. In most cases a cause is never found. ...Read more

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How fast can hives spread?

Very rapidlly: Some allergic reactions are more aggressive than others and spread rapidly. In this case the patient needs emergency medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why don't some hives itch?

Are you sure?: Do you really have hives since nearly all hives itch. A bump on the skin is not necessarily a hive. ...Read more

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How should I control hives?

Find trigger first: If a trigger for the hives is found, this should be avoided. If no obvious trigger, antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) allegra, zyrtec are indicated for treatment of hives. An allergist can assist in finding the trigger and developing a treatment plan for the hives. Sometimes different doses of antihistamines are used or combinations with other medications are used to obtain control. ...Read more

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What can I do about hives?

Don't worry!: Hive are uncomfortable, but not dangerous or contagious. For acute hives, the cause is frequently found and easily treated with antihistamines and avoiding the trigger. For chronic hives (>6 weeks), an allergist can assist in finding the trigger and a treatment plan that does not include steroids. Don't panic...Anxiety may aggravate hives. ...Read more