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I have chronic idiopathic urticaria. Recently, I noticed my hives worsen when I use tampons, but when I remove them, they get better. Any ideas?

I have chronic idiopathic urticaria. Recently, I noticed my hives worsen when I use tampons, but when I remove them, they get better. Any ideas?

Triggers: Chronic hives have many triggers including hormonal changes such as those see with your period or pregnancy. A reaction to tampons is possible but unlikely. Try a different brand or try pads instead to what happens to the hives. ...Read more

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Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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What is best treatment for chronic idiopathic urticaria ?

What is best treatment for chronic idiopathic urticaria ?

Xolair: Xolair , a synthesized monoclonal antibody against IgE, is likely the most effective treatment today when high-dose antihistamine failed. It may work within a few weeks. ...Read more

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My mom has chronic urticaria & is prescribed predmet 8, allegra (fexofenadine) and spectra. Doc has told to avoid nonveg. Is it ok if she had nonveg once by mistake?

My mom has chronic urticaria & is prescribed predmet 8, allegra (fexofenadine) and spectra. Doc has told to avoid nonveg. Is it ok if she had nonveg once by mistake?

urticaria: I question your doctor's advice on diet restrictions for chronic urticaria without proven food allergies. Chronic urticaria has nothing to do with food and she should consult an allergist for better advice. ...Read more

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I have urticaria an the only thing keeping my hives away is to take two allegra (fexofenadine) aday about 10 hours apart is this ok?

Absolutely: Many patients require higher doses of antihistamines to control hives. Studies support even up to six pills daily under a doctor's supervision with a good plan. 2nd line therapy would be for you to add an h2 blocker such as zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid at one pill (with allegra) twice daily. ...Read more

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Can I take piriton and fexofenadine together for severe urticaria?

Can I take piriton and fexofenadine together for severe urticaria?

Not recommended: Piriton (chlorpheramine) and fexofenadine are both antihistamines so taking both would not really help you. Taking both would effectively increase the side effects of antihistamines, in this case drowsiness/ sedation, constipation, mucosal dryness, and mood irritability. Please see a healthcare provider to help with your urticaria problem. ...Read more

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I have what dr says is urticaria but it appears mid morning and mid afternoon, no other time. Using fexofenadine 120mg daily, betnovate cream.

Hives: Hives are interesting because the skin lesions can come and go at any time of day and frequently without an obvious trigger. Fexofenadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine and approved for the treatment of urticaria. Unfortunately, topical creams are not very effective for the treatment of hives. If symptoms persist, an allergist can assist in identifying the trigger. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Fexofenadine (Definition)

Fexofenadine, previously marketed under the brand name allegra, is an antihistamine similar to ...Read more