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Can chronic autoimmune urticaria go into remission? Will taking levothyroxine for thyroid help stop the hives without taking antihistamines?

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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Does acute urticaria have effect on any of the body part such as liver, thyroid etc?

Does acute urticaria have effect on any of the body part such as liver, thyroid etc?

Urticaria: Acute urticaria can be from different reasons and is rarely associated with autoimmune disorders, best is to see an allergist for a work up. ...Read more

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I have malar rash and physical urticaria from 8 months, I am obese , blood and thyroid investigation normal, serum IgE elevated, no other health problems?

I have malar rash and physical urticaria from 8 months, I am obese , blood and thyroid investigation normal, serum IgE elevated, no other health problems?

See a rheumatologist: What you describe are symptoms if an autoimmune problem. You will need further investigation to determine the exact cause. You should see a rheumatologist. To get an answer. ...Read more

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42, no food allergies, but, i am scared to eat peanuts or fish. does my celiac disease and my chronic urticaria increase my allergy chances to these?

42, no food allergies, but, i am scared to eat peanuts or fish. does my celiac disease and my chronic urticaria increase my allergy chances to these?

No: No relative risk of peanut or fish allergy in this context. If you eat fish and peanuts without history of immediate reaction, then your risk is very low. If you strictly avoid these foods, then an Allergist can perform testing to begin to quantify risk and this can be followed by supervised food trials to confirm absence of allergy. ...Read more

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Does having chronic urticaria, celiac, & dermatitis make me vulnerable to food allergies? Tested neg for foods, but still paranoid of nuts, fish, etc.

Does having chronic urticaria, celiac, & dermatitis make me vulnerable to food allergies? Tested neg for foods, but still paranoid of nuts, fish, etc.

No: The most reliable test for food allergy is a safe challenge. Labs are for confirmation. Some chronic urticaria patients try an elimination diet, occasionally with benefit. If you have bona fide chronic urticaria and celic sprue and some unspecified skin problem, avoiding foods because of allergies you have no real reason to think you have will make your life even more unmanageable. Your dr agrees? ...Read more

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I was told that my thyroid level was 4.47 which was high. Can this be a cause of my chronic hives?

I was told that my thyroid level was 4.47 which was high. Can this be a cause of my chronic hives?

Which?: There are two kinds of tests for thyroid level. Assuming that yours was high, then it can potentially be linked to chronic hives. This predicates that your thyroid disease is caused by an autoimmune process and thus the potential link to chronic hives. Do you have an elevated anti-TPO in the blood test. ...Read more

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Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Chronic Urticaria CU: CU can be associated with various autoimmune disorders. Even in the absence of hypo- or hyperthyroidism, patients with thyroid autoantibodies are often poorly responsive to standard therapies and have more persistent disease. Studies have examined the use of thyroid supplementation in the treatment of CU, with mixed results. Best treatment for this condition is daily antihistamines. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Ok more results back for my thyroid from Drs. TSH 4.47, thyroglobulin 42.7. PER. AB 163. What does this mean? Can it be a cause of my chronic hives?

Autoimmune hives: About 40% of chronic hives are from chronic autoimmune urticaria. Many of these patients have auto-antibodies including anti-thyroid antibodies. A good test to follow up on chronic autoimmune hives is High affinity IgE receptor antibody test. An allergist can provide direction. Thyroid disorders should be addressed by an endocinologist. ...Read more

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First TSH levels were 6.8, 1 week later are 3.1. Not on thyroid medication. Have many symptoms of hypothyroid incl. chronic hives. What causes this?

First TSH levels were 6.8, 1 week later are 3.1. Not on thyroid medication. Have many symptoms of hypothyroid incl. chronic hives. What causes this?

Thyroiditis: inflammation of the thyroid often impacts its function. TSH is usually a reflection of the thyroid present in the blood. When the thyroid is releasing a lot of hormone, it goes down and vice versa. The thyroid function only stabilize when the inflammation subsides or gets under controlled. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


Dr. Patricia Foster
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more