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Had occasional bouts of hives most life + see health profile. I have a tendency 2 get sick (w/ mid to very high fever) a lot, like 6-10 times/year. What could cause this? What can I do?

Had occasional bouts of hives most life + see health profile. I have a tendency 2 get sick (w/ mid to very high fever) a lot, like 6-10 times/year. What could cause this? What can I do?

C an allergist/immun: Better be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist, he / she would take a detailed history, examine u, and might order some relevant tests to reach a diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Why do charcoal fumes/burn off make me sick? Get real sick from the smell of charcoal, cat eat anythig cooked on coal burning grill. I get serveal headaches/stomaches, real nervous, hives, laying in a fetus position, shaking, can't think straight. Is thei

Why do charcoal fumes/burn off make me sick? Get real sick from the smell of charcoal, cat eat anythig cooked on coal burning grill. I get serveal headaches/stomaches, real nervous, hives, laying in a fetus position, shaking, can't think straight. Is thei

This : This may be less an allergy as a sensitivity to the fumes or by products of the grilling process. See your physician or an occupational specialist who would know more about your exact exposure. In any event -avoidance may be the only answer. ...Read more

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Would I get sick if I take expired prednisone? I got a prescription last year for hives and I have 2 left can I use it for a facial rash?

Would I get sick if I take expired prednisone? I got a prescription last year for hives and I have 2 left can I use it for a facial rash?

No---BUT: Prednisone is seldom the best treatment for hives. What is the nature of your facial rash? What size are your Prednisone pills? Safest & best course is to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have MRSA hives on arms and legs, back and now an ulcerated one on my vagina lip how likely is it that ill get sepsis?

I have MRSA hives on arms and legs, back and now an ulcerated one on my vagina lip how likely is it that ill get sepsis?

MRSA treatment: Sepsis can occur but is less likely to happen if you get treated. Mrsa infections are usually treated with antibiotics. People with recurrent infections sometimes need decolonization. Chlorhexidine is a soap that can be used to decrease the load of MRSA on the skin and decrease risk of infections and sepsis. You should ask your doctor if this would be a good option for you. ...Read more

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I have had chronic urticaria (for over 2 years), have had fluctuating thyroid results (also high antibody levels) with a family history of hypothyroidism. I also get ill frequently and often get severe fatigue for no specific reason but is worse on exerti

I have had chronic urticaria (for over 2 years), have had fluctuating thyroid results (also high antibody levels) with a family history of hypothyroidism. I also get ill frequently and often get severe fatigue for no specific reason but is worse on exerti

See internist: If you are taking enough thyroid pill, your fatigue is not related to it. Are you taking something like hydroxyzine or benadryl for your hives? If yes, these are the likely cause for your fatigue. You need to get a workup to rule out anemia and possibly another autoimmune disease or asthma. A recent study found that nearly 20% of all cases of fatigue are related to depression. ...Read more

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What could it mean if you get hives when you get your menstral period?

What could it mean if you get hives when you get your menstral period?

Urticaria: Urticaria, or hives, can occur during times of stress — both physical and emotional. Menstruation can cause both. Hives, as with most allergic reactions, are additive, meaning that little thing you may be allergic to (food coloring, pollen, etc) may add up to a flare-up, and worsen with stress. Controlling some of these with antihistamines (claritin, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc) may help. ...Read more

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How exactly do you get hives?

How exactly do you get hives?

An allergic reaction: Hives occur when mast cells release histamine. Histamine makes nearby nerve endings fire causing the sensation of itching & iincreasing blood flow causing redness. Small veins leak plasma (the liquid part of blood) causing local edema — that's the white bump. Hives lasting 6 weeks or fewer are usually caused by a virus or an allergic reaction to a food, medication, insect bite or sting. ...Read more

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How do I get relief from hives?

How do I get relief from hives?

Avoid: Avoid the causative agent. Use an over the counter antihistamine such as Cetirizine in adequate dose. Cool compresses, avoidance of heat and irritants. Consider additional agents if these don't work. See your doc. ...Read more

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Do hives get progressively worse?

Do hives get progressively worse?

No: For people that have had hives for a long period (more than a couple months) they may get better and worse in intensity off and on, but don't usually worsen steadily or progressively. However, they may continue for a long time, which can be frustrating. Usually, we can find a combination of medicines that controls most hives, but it can take some trial and error to find what works. ...Read more

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Why do I get hives while exercising?

Why do I get hives while exercising?

Urticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a rash brought on by physical stimulus. The stimulus might be heat but thought also to be sweating. Hives last a short time. It develops usually in response to exercise, bathing, in heated environment, or emotional stress. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to get hives?

What is the easiest way to get hives?

Allergic rxn to food: Hives generally represent allergic reactions to some trigger, often a food ingestion. Hives can also arise in response to fabric softeners, shampoos, makeup, metals & a large variety of other agents. ...Read more

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Can you get hives any place on your body?

Can you get hives any place on your body?

Anywhere on the skin: Some parts of the body react differently. Instead of hives the lips and eyelids often swell and hurt. This is called angioedema (see photo). This often occurs with the hands and feet as well. When the eye itself has an allergic reaction the white of the eye swells but the iris and pupil do not. This is called chemosis. ...Read more

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Can you get hives from being really upset?

Yes and no: Stress can worsen hives but does not cause it. If you have developed hives in the past, and are going through a stressful period, it may make them worse. ...Read more

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Why do I get hives during the winter months?

Cold urticaria: Urticaria or "hives" as they are commonly called, can be triggered by exposure to cold. Persons with cold urticaria often cannot hold a cold can in their hand without itching developing when the hand is re-warmed. ...Read more

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I get hives ever evening. What. Causes that?

Hives : Chronic hives are mostly of an unknown cause but you should be evaluated by an allergist to help elucidate the cause if any. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hives due to febreeze?

Is it possible to get hives due to febreeze?

Yes: It is possible to develop hives to febreeze or any fragranced air freshener. Fragrance is a very common irritant to skin and it is possible to develop an allergy to anything at anytime. If you google "febreeze causing hives" you will find that numerous people have reported this. Discontinue use of febreeze and see your dermatologist if hives persist. ...Read more

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

I get hives all over my body every day. 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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Every time I go into the cold I get hives. Could I be allergic?

Every time I go into the cold I get hives. Could I be allergic?

Cold urticaria: Hives occurring while exposed to cold or while warming up after cold exposure are in a class of non-allergic conditions called physical urticaria. No allergy antibodies are involved. Antihistamines taken 30-60 minutes before exposure may help. Swimming in cold ocean water can be fatal for those with cold urticaria. ...Read more

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Why do I get hives and have since I have had my son 2 years ago?

Why do I get hives and have since I have had my son 2 years ago?

Hives: Hives can be caused by allergic reactions, chemicals in foods, insect stings, sunlight exposure, or medicines can all cause histamine release. Sometimes it's impossible to find out exactly why hives have formed. Hives can also be caused by infections or systemic disease. See your local allergist for help. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it that every time I get out of the shower I get hives?

Please explain why is it that every time I get out of the shower I get hives?

Urticaria: Cholinergic urticaria can happen after contact with water, very comon and benign. You need to pretreat with an antihistamine before you shower. The best for this condition is periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride). ...Read more

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Why is it that every time I get out of the shower I get hives? I need some advice.

Why is it that every time I get out of the shower I get hives? I need some advice.

Urticaria : It is a type of physical urticaria and can also happen with swimming. I suggest taking an antihistamine an hour before showering or swimming. Reason is unknown. ...Read more

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I get hives in the fall. It usually starts after the first frost. Is temperature change a cause of hives?

Possibly: Hives can be triggered from any number of things, including certain exposures. Going from a warm home to a cold environment could be enough of a noxious stimulus to trigger histamine release, thus precipitating hives. Other causes are stress, certain ingested chemicals, and obviously, allergies. ...Read more

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I have hives all over my body but they only get this bad when I go to work. I only get a few or none when im at home. As soon I start doing some physi?

I have hives all over my body but they only get this bad when I go to work. I only get a few or none when im at home. As soon I start doing some physi?

? Chronic urticaria: May be also physical urticaria, or something at work that triggers your symptoms, stress can, keep taking a second generation antihistamine regularly if you're already taking it as needed, or start an OTC one, unless contraindicate. See an allergist/ dermatologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Have hives how to get rid of them?

Hive: Take showers with tepid or cool water, use non deodorants soaps such as dove or neutragena, and minimize frequency of washing. Avoid dryer sheets as well as harsh chemicals in laundary detergent and lotions. Use aveeno bath oil and lotion at least once or twice daily as well as vitamin E oil or a thich ointment as needed. Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Get allergy test if needed. ...Read more

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Could babies get hives from teething?

Could babies get hives from teething?

No: Teething does not cause (hives) body rashes. If they are drooling a lot from teething they may get a drool rash on their cheeks and neck but that is it. Other than diaper rash, if your baby as a rash elsewhere I would have them evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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Don? T understand ways to get rid of hives?

Hive: Need to find the offending allergen. Get allergy tested. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for now, avoid hot water, perfumes. ...Read more

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Can I get hives from eating all berries?

Can I get hives from eating all berries?

Yes..and no: Different berries in the "rosacea" family can cause hives. Strawberries are most commonly at fault. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over hives?

Acute/chronic hives: Hives vary greatly in duration, so we call hives lasting <6 wks acute, and >6 weeks chronic. It depends on the cause. A mild drug reaction may cause hives lasting only a day or two; a severe one up to 6 months. Chronic idiopathic urticaria resolves at a rate of approx 10% each month, but not every case resolves. Hives due to a known cause recur whenever re-exposure takes place. No simple answer! ...Read more