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Does Herpes Cause Hives
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
My vagina has itched and burned for 2 months. I have been tested for everything from hives to herpes and every test was negative. I have tried monosta?
So Many Causes: There are a number of potential causes of hives (urticaria) which include: viral infections, parasitic infections, IgE-mediated allergic reactions like bee stings, medication allergy, latex allergy, food allergy, transfusion reactions, and contact reactions. Some meds/products can induce hives like narcotics, radiocontrast media, muscle relaxants, stinging nettle, physical stimuli, and foods.
Yes: Psychological/emotional stress has been recognized as a potential cause of hives. There are, however, numerous other potential causes of hives including potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, physical factors (heat, cold, pressure, etc) and underlying systemic illness or infection. You should discuss this with your doctor or allergist who can help make an accurate diagnosis.
Not usually: But there are literally hundreds of chemicals that you are introducing to your body when you smoke tobacco, including additives, preservatives and flavorings, including menthol and others. You could have allergy to any of them. See your doctor or an allergist, but the single best thing you can now do for your health, allergy or no, is to STOP SMOKING> Talk to your doctor about ways to do this.
Chronic Urticaria: Agree with Dr. Al Hegab. The cause of chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria (hives) is currently unknown. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. No specific cause can be identified in most patients. Screening labs can be drawn by Allergist to see if hives caused by autoimmune condition including thyroid disorder. Typical screening labs include CBC/diff, CMP, TSH, ESR/CRP.See 2 more doctor answers
Allergic reactions: Hives & angioedema (deep tissue inflammation) are most often caused by things ingested (like foods & medicines), stinging insects, and latex allergy. They can also be caused by an underlying condition such as an autoimmune condition or blood disorder. Sometimes they result from direct physical activation of the skin such with exercise & cold. In many cases the cause is difficult to pinpoint.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe food allergy: If the person with hives had kissed someone who had recently eaten a food to which the first person is allergic, or applies some lipstick or other cosmetic that contains a chemical to which the person is allergic, hives could develop.
Chronic urticaria: Chronic urticaria and angioedema is a common condition. Most patients have no underlying disorder. Some illnesses that have been linked to chronic urticaria include: chronic infections (HIV, Hepatitis, parasitic infections, H.pylori), autoimmune disease (lupus), thyroid disorders, and malignancy.See 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: If you are allergic to blueberries, you could get hives from eating them. But, most people with food allergies have other symptoms in addition to hives, like vomiting, wheezing, or even anaphylaxis. Also, allergy to blueberries is quite rare. If the hives happen for a long period, it is likely that they are not related to anything you are exposed to (food, soaps, etc.). See an allergist for info.
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