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Cause Of Hives In Adults
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
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
Hives can be due to many things including:
1. Allergies to pollens, mold, dust, food, drugs and bee stings
2. Infections like hepatitis
4. Complement deficiency – acquired or hereditary
6. Idiopathic – unknown cause – very common
treatment may include antihistamines, steroids, h2 blockers and if very severe, cyclosporine. ...Read more
Food, drugs, stings: Common causes of acute hives (hives lasting less than 6 weeks) are foods, medications and insect stings from honey bees, yellow jackets, hornets and wasps. Most common foods: peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, milk & any dairy product, egg, shellfish, fish, wheat, corn & soy. Most common drugs: antibiotics, aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn (naproxen). ...Read more
Hard task: Assuming this is new for your, the most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of immune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. Consultation with an Allergist will help ...Read more
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
Hives: If your hives is less than 6 weeks, most of the time, we cannot identify what causes it. Chronic hives more than 6 weeks need to be worked up. Hives at night might be caused by cold temperature or allergies to the allergens you expose to more often at night like dust mites, animal danders if you are allergic to those. ...Read more
Hives:urticaria: I would suggest you to see an allergist. For now take antihistamines. Sometimes is difficult to find what causes it. ...Read more
Many Things: Hives can be caused by viral infections, allergies including food allergies, airborne allergies, or stress. In some studies up to 50% of patients with chronic hives (greater than 4 weeks) had no identifiable cause. If your symptoms don't improve see your doctor or an allergist for help. ...Read more
Many things possible: Assuming this is new for your, the most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa ...Read more
Yes: U can develop a new allergy at any time in ur life, whether u have used it before or not. We frequently develop allergy to things we have used, eaten, exposed to before. ...Read more
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
Hives appear out of nowhere, even when my diet hasn't changed nor the have I products I use. They last no more than 24hrs. What could cause this?
Uncertain: When hives appear "out of nowhere", it's a challenge to figure out the cause. OTC & Rx medications are s0metimes the culprit. Regardless of the cause, it's wise to take an anti-histamine to control the itching and prevent worsening. If you ever get swelling of your lips, mouth or throat or you notice wheezing, seek IMMEDIATE medical care. Consider seeing an allergist for skin testing. ...Read more
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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