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Doctor insights on: Can Alfalfa Cause Hives

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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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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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Hives that are returning what can cause this?

Hives that are returning what can cause this?

See a dermatologist: There are several kinds of urticaria [hives] and multiple different causes. You do not supply enough detail for any but the most general discussion. Try cetirizine [Zyrtec] 1 or 2 a day. Avoid alcohol and aspirin. ...Read more

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Can hives cause fevers?

Can hives cause fevers?

Yes: Hives are usually the result of sudden release of histamines in the body as a response to stress caused from an allergic reaction or occasionally nerves. This in turn can cause a short acting low grade fever. ...Read more

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Does strep cause hives?

Does strep cause hives?

It can: Infections such as streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) can cause acute hives, however, there are numerous other potential causes of hives, including significant allergic reactions. Discuss with your pmd or consult a board certified allergist to get more information. ...Read more

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Can stress cause hives?

Can stress cause hives?

Yes: Psychological/emotional stress has been recognized as a potential cause of hives. There are, however, numerous other potential causes of hives including potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, physical factors (heat, cold, pressure, etc) and underlying systemic illness or infection. You should discuss this with your doctor or allergist who can help make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does stress cause hives?

No: But it makes them worse and people with severe hives feel very stressed due to the constant itching. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause hives?

Can smoking cause hives?

Not usually: but there are literally hundreds of chemicals that you are introducing to your body when you smoke tobacco, including additives, preservatives and flavorings, including menthol and others. You could have allergy to any of them. See your doctor or an allergist, but the single best thing you can now do for your health, allergy or no, is to STOP SMOKING> Talk to your doctor about ways to do this. ...Read more

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What causes chronic hives?

What causes chronic hives?

Chronic Urticaria: Agree with Dr. Al Hegab. The cause of chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria (hives) is currently unknown. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. No specific cause can be identified in most patients. Screening labs can be drawn by Allergist to see if hives caused by autoimmune condition including thyroid disorder. Typical screening labs include CBC/diff, CMP, TSH, ESR/CRP. ...Read more

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Can levorphanol cause hives?

Can levorphanol cause hives?

Any drug can: I am unawar of a special predilection for this. Honestly, i rarely see it used outside the hospital. ...Read more