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I have had hives for a few days from blue dye (which I'm allergic to) that was in some of the pills I was taking.. How long will I have these hives?
Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?
"out of the clear blue" I have started coughing with terribleitching from head to toe. There are no rash or hives. Can I have Crohn's disease and RA ?
Raised, itchy skin: A raised, itchy area of skin that is rounded or flat-topped but is always elevated above the surrounding skin. It reflects local swelling of the skin. The hives are usually discrete, but my flow together and will blanch with pressure. Hives also may be called urticaria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatographism: Usually appears in lines from scratching. Take a blunt but narrow object like the tail end of a pen and draw a line with very firm pressure on the inside of your forearm. For cold urticaria : Rest a bagged ice cube on your arm. Cholinergic urticaria are small bumps with surrounding redness and can be tested by immersing yourself in warm water like in a bath. ...Read more
Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks. Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. See Allergist if concerned. Can treat with antihistamines ...Read more