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Chronic Urticaria Hives
I have chronic urticaria hives and im takin telfast 180mg twice a day. As i have had the allergy reaction since aug2014. I need a solution not meds?
Can chronic dehydration cause chronic hives (physical urticaria) since water directly affects histamine production in the blood? Rehydration cure it?
Hello it has been over 6 weeks and I have hives on my body. Some are big and some are small. Some Dr say that it can be chronic urticaria. ?
Chronic urticaria: A 39 yo female breaking with hives for over 6 weeks. This condition is called chronic urticaria and often has no known environmental or food relationship. In most cases, there are no known allergen triggers, but can be triggered by some things like heat or stress. Can treat with oral antihistamines. Might need something stronger if not working. See allergist to further evaluate and treat. ...Read more
How common is Chronic Urticaria w/Celiac Disease? Was diagnosis w/Celiac almost 2 yrs ago but hives just started a week ago & only on areas in the sun.
Uncommon: The two issues are likely unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
What r the symptoms, tests, and treatment for autoimmune urticaria? Is au the same thing as chronic idiopathic hives or is there a distinction?
Treat the cause!: Good morning, good morning, urticaria refers to hives, due to changes in blood flow to skin due to certain neuro-chemicals. Autoimmune urticaria suggests an association of these chemicals being released as a result of immune system fighting your own cells producing antibodies against nuclear components of cells such as those of thyroid glands (thyroiditis), intestines, pancreas, skin, kidneys etc. ...Read more
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 been dx'd with chronic urticaria & hypothyroid. Now I have a red vasculitic rash on my face/neck (not butterfly, not hives). What is this?
Autoimmune: It could be that your hypothyroidism is related to hashimoto's thyroiditis which can be associated with chronic urticaria, did you check your thyroid antibodies? One autoimmune disease can coexist with another causing the vasculitic rash. You need to see an immunologist for a work up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a chronic urticaria last? Apparentely it is related with hashimoto thyroiditis.. Any idea? Its been 1year of hives and angioedemas.
Can be a long time: The association with hashimoto's thyroiditis is generally just thought to be that people who make antibodies to one thing inappropriately (thyroid) are more likely to make antibodies to other things inappropriately (mast cell receptors which can be a cause for urticaria). Most chronic urticarias last 2 weeks to 2 months, but 10-20% can last more than 2 years. ...Read more
Hi I was diagnosed with have chronic urticaria, angiodema in 2011. Have had 30 anaphylaxis since I'm take antihistamines, break out in hives daily. Developing lipomas & cysts everywhere. ?
Can chronic autoimmune urticaria go into remission? Will taking levothyroxine for thyroid help stop the hives without taking antihistamines?
Yes: The average duration of chronic hives lasts for 5-6 years and thus remission is indeed possible. As for thyroid, I have only had one patient with thyroid antibodies benefited from thyroid replacement out of the many hundreds I have seen over the years. Usually antihistamine would be needed. Studies so far with thyroid replacement have mostly been negative. ...Read more
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