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Doctor insights on: Cause Of Hives In Adults

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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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What causes hives?

What causes hives?

Many causes: 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

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What causes hives?

What causes hives?

Usually allergic rxn: Usually it is caused by an allergic reaction, like contacting something you're allergic to touch. Consult your physician. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

Anything: Just about anything and everything can cause hives. Despite this we never determine the cause in many cases of chronic hives. Treatment is the main approach. For many people the hives eventually go away. ...Read more

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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

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Can drugs cause hives?

Yes: Any drug can cause hives. Some drugs may take minutes, others a few hours. ...Read more

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What could cause hives?

What could cause hives?

Many things: Would see an allergist who can best determine the cause if one is obvious. In most cases a cause is never found. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hives?

What are the causes of hives?

Many causes: Hives can be due to many things including:
1. Allergies to pollens, mold, dust, food, drugs and bee stings
2. Infections like hepatitis
3. Autoimmunity
4. Complement deficiency – acquired or hereditary
5. Vaculitis
6. Idiopathic – unknown cause – very common
treatment may include antihistamines, steroids, h2 blockers and if very severe, cyclosporine. ...Read more

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What are the food causes of hives?

Any food: Technically speaking, any food can cause hives...However, the most common dietary triggers for an allergic reaction would be milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and seafood. ...Read more

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Do strawberries cause hives & why?

Two reasons.: Allergy to strawberries can cause hives. Since strawberry can cause histamine release on the skin, it theoretically can cause hives if eaten in large quantities but I have yet to see one in my practice. ...Read more

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Exposure to what substances causes hives?

Exposure to what substances causes hives?

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

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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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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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How do I find what's the cause of these hives?

How do I find what's the cause of these hives?

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

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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

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Which type of substances could cause hives at night?

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

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Could you tell me what are my hives being caused by?

Many reasons: There are many reasons to experience hives. In many cases we are never able to identify the trigger. Patients with chronic hives should see an allergist for evaluation and treatment. ...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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What causes hives... I have had them for 3 days now...

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

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Please describe the most unusual thing to cause hives?

Anything: Literally anything can cause hives. In patients with chronic hives perhaps the most unusual trigger is hives from water (aquagenic urticaria). ...Read more

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I don't know how to figure out the cause of these hives?

I don't know how to figure out the cause of these hives?

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

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Can a product used before then not for a while cause hives?

Can a product used before then not for a while cause hives?

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

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Are hives caused by contact substances or internal substances such as food?

Are hives caused by contact substances or internal substances such as food?

Can be either: Hives can be caused by food, contact with substances, stress, cold, exercise, etc. They are simply a reaction to something and not specific for any one cause. If there is any shortness of breath, tightness in the chest or chest pain seek immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I ate 2 portabella mushrooms yesterday. Could that cause me to break out in hives??

I ate 2 portabella mushrooms yesterday. Could that cause me to break out in hives??

Possible: It's a definite possibility if the hives are all over your body. You should probably have someone take a look at them, though, to make sure it's not something other than hives. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes me to randomly break out in hives twice a day and. How do I make it them do away!

See an allergist: You should probably see an allergist for evaluation. In the interim, taking Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec can suppress hives. Be cautious of sedation with zyrtec. ...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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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

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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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What causes hives under armpits?

? ur deodorent: Most common cause is due to deodorants, different types, or other cosmetics as depilatory creams, could it be insect stings, may be but unlikely. ...Read more