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Are My 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
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.
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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
Hives from past 9 week Levocetrizine, Dexchlorpheniramine, famocid 40, Levociz-M not effective. Allegra 180 twice daily little effective. Permanent cure?
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
Anything that scratchs, barley to a lot causes hives, itchy Ness, heavy in the area, many in arms. Perminate rash on wrist where fractures main arm.
Sorry: This question lacks anything specific & seems 2 me anyway 2 make no sense. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can Urticaria cause permanent Malar type rash? I suffer from chronic Urticaria & on close inspection it appears to be in a wheel like form?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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