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What are the cause of hives all over your body?

What are the cause of hives all over your body?

Multiple triggers: Acute hives affect about 20% of the population. Generalized hives can occur from a food, insection sting, latex or medication allergic reaction including Aspirin or antibiotics. Both viral and bacterial infections have been associated with hives. Physical triggers like cold, heat, exercise, dermatographism can lead to hives. Sometimes, a cause is not found. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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I get hives all over my body everyday. What causes it?

I get hives all over my body everyday. What causes it?

Hives:urticaria: I would suggest you to see an allergist. For now take antihistamines. Sometimes is difficult to find what causes it. ...Read more

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The past 2 months I am getting hives all over my body after a shower. They cover my chest back, face. I have changed nothing !what could be the cause?

Urticaria: Most commonly it would be Cholinergic Urticaria caused by a rise in skin temperature. These tend to appear as very small bumps surrounded by red flare. You could also have hives from water itself called Aquagenic Urticaria but this is rare. An allergy to products used in the shower is also possible. Finally the pounding of water on to the skin may cause Dermatographic Urticaria but unlikely. ...Read more

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Can blepharitis cause hives on body?

Can blepharitis cause hives on body?

Not by itself: If you are taking some products like antibiotics or some other agents to treat the blepharitis, you might get hives from allergy to them. Blepharitis by itself will not induce hives. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a rash and hives all over the body without any itch?

What are the causes of a rash and hives all over the body without any itch?

Hives usually itch: If you have a rash that resembles hives but doesn't itch, it probably isn't hives. Hives almost always itch and therefore is probably another type of rash. Unfortunately, rashes are usually diagnosed by physical examination and the history, so it will be difficult to help you over the internet and you likely will need to be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps all over my body! it's not hives so what else can cause this?

Itchy bumps all over my body! it's not hives so what else can cause this?

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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I keep getting hives all over my body (esp legs) and can't figure out a cause! help?

Hives: Hives are red, raised and intensely itchy bumps that have multiple causes. If you have tried avoidance measures, then maybe you should see an allergist for evaluation. Keep showers cool, topical anti-itch creams and oral non-sedating antihistamines at a dose of twice daily as opposed to once daily. ...Read more

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What can I do, besides taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) to treat hives. Ate something that caused my body to break out in hives. Dont want to go to work drowsy. Help!

What can I do, besides taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) to treat hives. Ate something that caused my body to break out in hives. Dont want to go to work drowsy. Help!

Hives: Non drowsy antihistamines like Allegra (fexofenadine) can help, not usre if it is food that is causing your symptoms if they are persistent, you may want to consider seeing an allergist if theybpersist. ...Read more