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Does Lupus Sometimes Cause Itchy Hives
Yes.: Hives may be the first symptom of autoimmune diseases like lupus. Hives that are a symptom of lupus are chronic. That means that you suffer from hives everyday or nearly everyday for at least 6 weeks. Still when looking at all patients with chronic hives less than 1% have lupus. The presence of chronic hives is a very good reason to visit a board-certified allergist who can rule lupus in or out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
What can cause huge itchy hives that last for 2 days? Responds to antihistamine but returns hours later. No known allergies but strong family history.
Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. See Allergist ...Read more
Why I am getting itchy hives while exercising? This is just started 2 weeks ago. I got hives mostly on arms and shoulders sometimes on back and legs.
Many answers: The most common type of hives associated with exercise is called cholinergic urticaria which however usually occurs after and not during exercise. Nobody knows for sure why this happens. Since yours occur during exercise, I am not certain that we are talking about the same thing. Try taking an antihistamine 1-2 hrs prior to exercise and see if it helps. ...Read more
Everytime I get into water (bath, pool, lake ect) I get extremely itchy hives on my neck chest and back. What could be causing this?
Unpredictable: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband has itchy hives after hot showers. should he worry, and is he more prone to hives from cold such as a cold pool, too? no hives at other times.
? Cholinergic: Urticaria, developing hives when exposed to warmth, or hot weather, together with cold urticaria, are kind of urticaria due to physical agents, usually no clear reason for it and usually disappears on its own, better see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, and this link http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/basics/prevention/con-20034524 ...Read more
I occasionally have outbreaks of itchy hives on ankles & body that last up to 2 weeks. Could they be a symptom of my hayfever?
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