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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hives In The Elderly

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Skin peeling in elderly woman that when peeled turns black, different areas of body, eyelids. Had hives reaction to drug. Ideas on what it could be?

Skin peeling in elderly woman that when peeled turns black, different areas of body, eyelids. Had hives reaction to drug. Ideas on what it could be?

?: Exfoliative dermatitis, meaning inflammation of the skin lleading to its falling, (exfoliation/peeling), that can happen as a type of alllergic reaction to a drug, which can explain the hives as well, which is another type of allergic reaction, please see your doctor soon, stop any drug you believe is causing this, and 63 is not elderly, take care

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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 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.

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What are the food causes of hives?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What cause hives and inflammation?

Allergic reactions: Hives & angioedema (deep tissue inflammation) are most often caused by things ingested (like foods & medicines), stinging insects, and latex allergy. They can also be caused by an underlying condition such as an autoimmune condition or blood disorder. Sometimes they result from direct physical activation of the skin such with exercise & cold. In many cases the cause is difficult to pinpoint.

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Can moisture in bacement cause hives?

Can moisture in bacement cause hives?

Possibly: Basements are notorious for mold or mold-related issues, although this is waaaaaaay overestimated by the public and the media.

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What could have caused hives from kissing?

What could have caused hives from kissing?

Maybe food allergy: If the person with hives had kissed someone who had recently eaten a food to which the first person is allergic, or applies some lipstick or other cosmetic that contains a chemical to which the person is allergic, hives could develop.

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What major illnesses can cause chronic hives?

What major illnesses can cause chronic hives?

Chronic urticaria: Chronic urticaria and angioedema is a common condition. Most patients have no underlying disorder. Some illnesses that have been linked to chronic urticaria include: chronic infections (HIV, Hepatitis, parasitic infections, H.pylori), autoimmune disease (lupus), thyroid disorders, and malignancy.

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Can eating blueberries every day cause hives?

Unlikely: If you are allergic to blueberries, you could get hives from eating them. But, most people with food allergies have other symptoms in addition to hives, like vomiting, wheezing, or even anaphylaxis. Also, allergy to blueberries is quite rare. If the hives happen for a long period, it is likely that they are not related to anything you are exposed to (food, soaps, etc.). See an allergist for info.

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Can having too much vit d in your system cause hives?

Can having too much vit d in your system cause hives?

Allergic response: Hives are generally an allergic response not a sign of overdosage. I would wonder if you we're allergic to something in the compound. Since vitamin d is normal in your body, it should not be vitamin d itself.