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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Which allergies cause urticaria?

Which allergies cause urticaria?

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 more

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Is goats meat can cause urticaria?

Is goats meat can cause urticaria?

Yes, sometimes: Any food has the potential to trigger an allergic reaction including various meats. A food allergic reaction would occur after ingestion of the food. There are many causes of hives (urticaria) so if goat meat was eliminated from the diet and hives continue, then another reason for the hives should be considered. ...Read more

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What allergies are the most likely causes of urticaria?

What allergies are the most likely causes of urticaria?

Food allergy: Urticaria is a common presentation of food allergy. The common food allergens r peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg white, wheat, seafood, etc. But any food can cause allergy. Urticaria can also happen w drug allergy, sometimes pollen/animal allergy, but not as often. Sometime urticaria can happen w no obvious reason. See an allergist if it bothers u often, or u suspect it is due to an allergy. ...Read more

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What are the causes & treatment of chronic urticaria pl advise?

What are the causes & treatment of chronic urticaria  pl advise?

Complex: Chronis urticaria is a riddle we have not been able to crack yet. Some people have underlying autoimmune disease and others we don't know. Treatment is antihistamines and sometimes immunosuppressants, depending on the severity of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of test I have to get done to find out the cause of urticaria allergy that I have?

What sort of test I have to get done to find out the cause of urticaria allergy that I have?

Skin and blood tests: To evaluate urticaria (hives) that come more than one time, a doctor can first examine and talk with the patient. Then blood tests can be done, to check for abnormalities in the blood, as well as for antibodies to foods or other possible allergens causing the urticaria. At an allergist's office, skin tests can be done to look for reactions to possible allergens causing the hives. ...Read more

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I've had chronic urticaria for almost three years now. Two dermatologists have failed to find the cause/cure me. What else can I do?!

See an allergist: Chronic urticaria can be due to a variety of allergic and/or immunologic disorders. There are also familial causes as well as environmental causes such as exercise or cold air exposure. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dermatographic urticaria?

Histamine: Du is caused by histamine release from mast cells in the skin. It is caused by physical pressure on the skin and is not due to allergies. ...Read more

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Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Not usually: Solar urticaria is not usually associated with anaphylaxis but cold urticaria may. Perhaps extensive exposure can cause problem but most people would have had a sunburn before further complication develops. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more