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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
You probably can't.: The vast majority of chronic hives ends up being defined as chronic idiopathic angioedema, which in english translates as "hives of unknown origin." most likely, most of these patients have chronic autoimmune urticaria, meaning that the hives are caused by the immune system acting against the body. I do not find the labs to evaluate this condition to be particularly helpful. ...Read more
If some hives are autoimmune related then what causes the problem to suddenly appear when you've never had a hive problem.
I've broken out in hives 7-8 days after surgery twice. Been off all meds on day 3. Did or ate nothing new. What could cause the hives?
I have chronic hives that were present for 6 months or so last year, no cause was found and they went away as mysteriously as they appeared. They are?
Several causes: The most common causes of hives are allergy, autoimmunity, and physical stimuli. Foods or drugs can cause hives - peanut and shellfish are common food allergens, and Ibuprofen and penicillin are common drug allergens. Some hives are due to physical stimuli such as cold, heat, pressure or stroking of the skin. ...Read more
Causes rarely known: We rarely find the cause for hives that last longer than 4 weeks. Individual hives last less than 24 hours and don't leave any scars are usually benign (not due to some bad disease), even if they are very itchy and make you miserable. Initial treatment is with high doses of antihistamines. If unsuccessful, there are protocols as to how to proceed. See a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more
Many things: Unfortunately, the location of hives offers little diagnostic information. Assuming this is new for your, the most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa ...Read more