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Do Hives Normally Last A Long Time
Off and on: In the vast majority of cases they disappear within a few days or weeks. During that time it will come and go and move around the body. Each hive should appear and disappear rapidly (less than 24 hours). If the hive-like rash is fixed and doesn't move around or leaves scars, it's not typical hives and should be examined by a doctor. A few people will have hives for a very long time, up to years. ...Read more
I went into anaphylaxis shock three weeks ago every time I try to eat I break of in hives how long does this last?
Anaphylaxis: After an episode of anaphylaxis, you definitely must see an allergy specialist. You sound as if you may have a food allergy, in which case you will continue having reactions as long as you continue to eat the food causing problems. Usually it is only one main food, or a couple, that are to blame. If you had anaphylaxis once, you can have it again! Get an Epipen (epinephrine) and see an allergist soon. ...Read more
If the small red bumps that come and go are hives due to allergy could this be developed over time to a laundry soap. And how long will it last?
Unlikely: The mechanism for contact allergy or an irritant reaction to laundry soap is different from that causing the bumps. Have you consulted an allergist about this? ...Read more
How long hives last: It depends on what is causing them. If it is a food/medication, they usually stop after allergen is out of your system, 1-2 wks. There is many different causes of hives. People who have autoimmune urticaria (hives) can have it for a lifetime. Usually if hives last for more than 6 weeks, they are considered chronic and a workup is done to determine cause. Unfortunately cause is not always found. ...Read more
Unusual: It is unusual to get hives from pet danger but nonetheless it can happen when one is very highly allergic. With a single exposure, most people should recover in 1-8 hours. However if your clothing or hair has been contaminated with the dander, the reaction may return until you have them cleaned. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: A steroid shot is not a treatment of choice for hives. Due to blood transfusion? Was it really necessary? Do you really have hives, or something else? How long have you had this? Ever before? Using antihistamine? Which one at which dose? Why estrogen AND Premarin (conjugated estrogens) AND Provera??? No wonder you are bleeding. ...Read more
May come and go...: Hives may come and go for weeks. It also depends on what caused them in the first place and whether the offending agent has been removed from her environment (ie, her diet, what she wears...). Once you develop an allergic reaction that causes the body to react, histamine, a chemical is released, and causes the hives. This reaction can go on for weeks. ...Read more
Is there anything to take to lower the increase of patches of hives in a 3 year old. And, how long do hives last.?
Read on: Of course try to figure out the cause of the hives or they will constantly recur. U can give benadryl, (diphenhydramine) call ur dr for the dosage, or u can give some of the once a day antihistamines as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make them tired. Hives can last about three to five days possibly longer but consult ur dr if much longer especially if u can't figure out the reason for them. ...Read more
Unfortunately this is one of the most difficult if not impossible questions to answer. For hives as a result of a food allergy they should only last a day or 2 as long as the food is not continued.
The problem comes in when the underlying source is not clear. Arbitrarily after 6 weeks hives are labeled chronic. The short answer is hives can last minutes to a lifetime. ...Read more
Virus induced hives?:
hives result from release of histamine and other mediators (compounds) due to immune system being challenged such as an allergic reaction. Many viral infections are associated with hives. Hiv is a virus. In addition, HIV is known to affect immune regulation. The duration of hives after a viral infection can last from months to years. ...Read more
I get hives 3 times last month. Can't tell what is causing it. Not allergic to anything. Any ideas?
Non-allergic hives: Hives lasting over 6 weeks are called chronic and are almost never allergic and almost always "idiopathic" or of unknown cause. These hives are probably due to a problem controlling the cells in the skin which make and release histamine, mast cells. Bloods testing is almost always negative. Management involves giving larger than normal doses of multiple antihistamines. See an allergist. ...Read more
Hi I am allergic to pet dander and when in contact with it I get hives so how long will my hives last?
My husband took a dayquil liquid capsules and after a while he got hives all over his body? What is best to treat hives and how long will it last?
Less than one week: Typically, hives due to a medication will last for only a few days; two weeks tops. Medications that stay in the body for a few days could cause longer reactions. Adverse reactions to medications should always been discussed with and shown to the prescribing physician, so that the true cause is identified, and your chart is marked so you aren't given that medication again in the future. ...Read more
How long can a bout of hives last for? Broke out all over body a week ago. Old hives have gone but new ones keep popping up. Taking Reactine daily.
Usually: Urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives usually resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last >6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and insect stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more
Newly HIV positive?:
Hiv seroconversion can appear in a variety of ways. A common way is a rash that can even be as severe as one causing hives.
If you have any concerns that you got infected from HIV please find an expert to help you through this time. You can look here: http://www. Glma. Org. There are some great doctors in chicago that can walk you through this scare. ...Read more
Starting Xolair tomorrow for chronic hives, given once a month, how long does this treatment usually last?
Possibly a year or 2: Chronic hives can stop on their own any time. The fact that you live in NC and have IBS symptoms, makes it important that a Alpha gal and total IgE level be done before starting the Xoliar since Alpha gal meat allergy can present with IBS symptoms and with additional itchy tick bites progress to hives. Symptoms happen 4-6 hours after eating any beef or pork products, make it difficult to associate ...Read more
Took ibuprophen in past with no problem...Last 3 times got severe case of hives. Thought hives were autoimmune...Ibuprophen allergy?
I was taking lamosil for 35 days when I started breaking out in a rash and hives. How long will that last? I've been off for 3 wks?
Up to about 3months: Lamisil (terbinafine) can last in the system for a long time because it distributes to skin, nail, central nervous system and even adipose (fat) tissue. It may remain in the system for up to 3 months after therapy is discontinued. Increase water intake to help its elimination. The rash/hives should be improving with time. If its not improving or getting worse please see your physician for care. ...Read more
Mom been on antibiotics for 3 weeks, developed hives last night and Dr stopped antibiotics. How long should she expect hives to last?
My skin's gotten pretty itchy in last couple hour sw/hives in several places. Normally wouldn't stress but had colonoscopy today. Should I be worried?
I developed hives after contrast test. I've had them for four days now with no relief. How long should they last? I had 2cc of celestone (betamethasone) im yesterday.
Few days.: Hives can persist for several days after the trigger, which is annoying. The celestone should help - add a long-acting antihistamine such as allegra, (fexofenadine) which is now available otc. If they still won't go away, talk to your doctor, because something else may be triggering them. ...Read more
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