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Chronic Urticaria Hives Thyroid Food
Wife suffering frm severe food allergic reactions (hives).Done food allergen tests.Avoided all of them, but stll allergy reappeared.Reasons&suggestions?
Any allergy can.: Urticaria (hives) is due to true allergy only 10% of the time. Any type of allergy can cause the skin rash. Foods & drugs are the most common. Other causes can be physical (direct pressure on the skin; cold; change in skin temperature) or underlying diseases like thyroid or auto-immune disorders, infections, cancer, etc. Urticaria that lasts up tp 4 weeks is considered acute. Longer is chronic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?
High wbc, chronic fever(low), fatigue, adrenal innsufficiency, thyroid disease, nodules on thyroid.Had biopsy, hard to eat, swallow, breathe, 20yrs chronicwbc?
You have a lot of Sx: Have you discussed all these symptoms with your doctor and are you on treatment. Trouble swallowing after biopsy of thyroid could indicate some significant swelling or bleeding in the nodule especially if symptoms not there before. F/u with your endocrinologist. Also are you on treatment for adrenal insufficiency, if not d/w your doctor why not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Hives can be acute and last less than 1 day- 1 week or they can be chronic lasting greater than 6 weeks. Acute hives often have a trigger- such as food, medication, bug bite, venom sting, or pet allergy. However, they can also coincide with infections and the cause may not be easy to identify. Hives that are chronic >6 weeks require evaluation by an allergist and often have no known cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chronic dehydration cause chronic hives (physical urticaria) since water directly affects histamine production in the blood? Rehydration cure it?
Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 24-48 hours after exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are common include redness, itching and swelling. Sometimes blistering and weeping of the skin also develop. What you are allergic to is determined by your genes, not foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a chronic hives sufferer w/multiple med allergies, too. Tested negative for food allergies, but should I avoid high allergy foods (peanut, fish)?
ige 240, TSH 4.7, fti normal, ANA negative , suffering chronic hives, ppd& hepatitis posithives might be due to allery, infectionor autoimmun?
Complicated: For starters, if your PPD is positive, you have either been previously have been exposed to tuberculosis or could have active disease. It also sounds like you are hepatitis + , you need to know what type of hepatitis (a, b, c, or non-a non-b) and whether you are currently positive or just have evidence of past infection. See your doctor. Positive hep and PPD are not due to autoimmune or allergies. ...Read more
Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.
Mast cell activation: constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal .changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more
See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more
Have multiple med allergies, chronic hives, but no food allergies. Should i be nervous to eat peanuts, fish, etc, since i'm clearly hive sensitive?
Get seen: At age 39, if you've not had food allergies surface, restricting yourself like this will make your life more difficult than it needs to be. If you've not been seen for your chronic hives, you might want to check in with an allergist anyway -- there's some new biologicals that might help you out. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?
Yes: Allergy is usually associated with itching at the affected organ but most itching are not caused by allergies. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without a skin rash. If the itching is caused by allergies (but not contact allergy), antihistamine in sufficient doses would work. In contact allergy involving the skin, topical cortisone works far better. ...Read more
I have controlled hypothyroidism by taking levothyroxine. However I have chronic allergies producing urticaria and rhinorhea. Which antihistamine best?
Yes, but complicated: In short, yes, food allergies can cause gastritis. Not commonly. The condition where gastritis would occur from food allergies is known as eosinophilic gastritis and is where the stomach lining becomes inflamed from the presentation of allergic foods. This condition is not common but recognized. Food intolerance, theoretically could but many more conditions are more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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