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I am currently having a hive break out. I was just wondering if it's safe to take 3-4 10mg loratadine. That is all I have right now.?

I am currently having a hive break out. I was just wondering if it's safe to take 3-4 10mg loratadine. That is all I have right now.?

Not safe: To take 3-4 tablets of loratadine 10 mg at once during a hive break out, 1-2 may be fine, in a 24 hours period, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can be another option, but don't exceed 300 mg total daily dose divided every 4-6 hours as needed. If hives are a chronic problem, please see an allergist or a dermatologist, you may need to keep epinephrine shots handy too, in case hives progress, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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I have daily hive break outs and use Allegra (fexofenadine) but I also have anxiety...could the Allegra (fexofenadine) be exacerbating my anxiety? Is Zyrtec better for anxiety?

I have daily hive break outs and use Allegra (fexofenadine) but I also have anxiety...could the Allegra (fexofenadine) be exacerbating my anxiety? Is Zyrtec better for anxiety?

Allegra (fexofenadine) vs Zyrtec: Allegra (fexofenadine) does not commonly cause or worsen anxiety. That said it can cause problems when taken in combination with other meds. It might be worth trying Zyrtec to see if there is any difference in your anxiety. Talk to your doctor about it and see what is the best option. Some common SE of Fexofenadine are:
headache
dizziness
diarrhea
vomiting
pain in the arms, legs, or back. ...Read more

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I ve been getting cuts on my body recently the skin bubbles up all at once like a hive and then immediately breaks down into a cut, no blisters?

I ve been getting cuts on my body recently the skin bubbles up all at once like a hive and then immediately breaks down into a cut, no blisters?

Dermatitis: Get in to see a dermatologist when you have one of these acute lesions for a better diagnosis and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Can you break out in a single hive?

Can you break out in a single hive?

Maybe: You can have an isolated hive and it may come back somewhere else and usually these are benign and go away on their own without treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to randomly break out in hives?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are some reasons a that a person breaks out in hives?

What are some reasons a that a person breaks out in hives?

Food allergies, other: Food allergy, drug allergy are common causes of hives. Patients who are very allergic to grass pollens or animals can sometimes develop hives when touching them. Rarely, people with internal diseases, such as viral hepatitis, autoimmune diseases, HIV can have hives. There are also people who have hives for no reasons. Their hives can be triggered by heat, pressure, menstrual periods and stress. ...Read more

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I randomly break out in hives when I come home. How do I figure out what it is?

Not easy: Check for indoor allergens or pets. Have you had a flood or water leak at your home lately since this could cause increase in mold counts. Do you have any conflict with your spouse? Stress can induce hives as well. More importantly, do you have hives only when you are at your own home and not at another location? ...Read more

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I ate 2 portabella mushrooms yesterday. Could that cause me to break out in hives??

I ate 2 portabella mushrooms yesterday. Could that cause me to break out in hives??

Possible: It's a definite possibility if the hives are all over your body. You should probably have someone take a look at them, though, to make sure it's not something other than hives. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes me to randomly break out in hives twice a day and. How do I make it them do away!

See an allergist: You should probably see an allergist for evaluation. In the interim, taking Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec can suppress hives. Be cautious of sedation with zyrtec. ...Read more

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I believe that I have hives. This has been going on since oct 1 2013. Break outs are all over. What can I do? Or go to we now.

Hives: The first step in controlling hives is to identify the cause, if possible. If the source of the problem can be identified and avoided, try to avoid exposure to it in the future. A mild case of hives often disappears on its own after a few hours. A longer-lasting case should respond to the manufacturer's recommended dosage of an over-the-counter oral antihistamine. See your allergist for help. ...Read more

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My body breaks out in hives after a shower everytime. None of my family members have this happen. I have changed all shower products also.

My body breaks out in hives after a shower everytime. None of my family members have this happen. I have changed all shower products also.

Urticaria: A rise in core body temperature resulting in sweating causes the rash in cholinergic urticaria. Common triggers include:
Exercise
Hot baths/showers
Fever
Occlusive dressings
Eating spicy foods
Emotional stress
http://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/cholinergic-urticaria/ ...Read more

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What can make me break out in hives when I eat chocolate?

Allergy: If you break out in hives soon after eating chocolate it sounds like you are allergic to chocolate. The only cure is to avoid chocolate. ...Read more

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Why do I break out in bad hives when it rains or when its humid?

Why do I break out in bad hives when it rains or when its humid?

Partial explanation.: Although inhalation of mold spores can rarely cause hives in people who are allergic to them, mold counts are usually elevated after the rain especially when it is followed by hot, windy, and dry days. When the weather is humid, certain molds (ascospores) may release spores but when it is raining all of the spores are washed down. Mold allergy is more likely if you have hay fever or asthma. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why the inside of my arn suddenly break out in hives?

What could be the reason why the inside of my arn suddenly break out in hives?

Hives: If hives have been occurring for more than 6 weeks, the cause may be: chronic autoimmune, physical or unknown (idiopathic). If hives occur for <6 weeks, hives may be related to medication, insect sting or bite or contact hives from another substance. Hives specifically on the arm in one spot is curious. Take photo and show your doctor. ...Read more

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I seem to break out in hives whenever I come in contact with hot water what is this?

Thermal urticaria: It looks like a type of physical urticaria or more specifically heat induced urticaria. You might try to take otc antihistamine daily. ...Read more

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I break out in hives every night and sometimes have problems with mild hallucinations?

I break out in hives every night and sometimes have problems with mild hallucinations?

? unrelated: But you need to be seen, the best to judge initially would be your primary doctor. Hives can be acute or chronic, if not related to a certain food or medicine, most of the time follow a viral URI (acute), and most of the time have no specific cause thatwe know of (the chronic type). Whether the mild hallucinations are related or related to any medicine you are on, yet to be known, c ur MD, goodluck ...Read more

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Why have I started to break out in hives daily? No changes to diet, or grooming products.

Hives: Hives/urticaria are most commonly form some allergen, wither a new food or grooming product as you state. But also can be an external allergen such as pollen, dust, mold, danders, insects, trees, grass, etc etc. Anxiety can also cause a "stress induced urticaria." Try the OTC meds, and if they do not work, get the Dr. To evaluate you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I break out in hives when I touch my new dog but im ok with my other dog of a different breed. Is there anything I can do?

Dog allergy: You may react differently to different dogs if you have dog allergies. Consult a board certified allergist, if you intend to keep your dogs, ask if you are a candidate for allergen immunotherapy, it will help you on the long run. ...Read more

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I have been feeling really tired and when I exercise I break out in hives and this itch and it happens whenever I'm not working out?

I have been feeling really tired and when I exercise I break out in hives and this itch and it happens whenever I'm not working out?

Hives: Hives or urticaria can occur like this and are referred to a exercise-induced uricaria. Certain individuals get it in hot showers or when they sweat. This is a physical "allergy" type of reaction. If you also get itchinbg otherwise go to an allergist and have tests since this can also occur with food or food additive allergy and let them help you. ...Read more

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Almost every night between 7-9 I break out in hives sometimes it go's away sometime I take benadril to make it go away. Why does this happen?

Biorhythm: Most diseases tend to get worse at night from our body system winding down before going to sleep. The body's cortisol and Adrenalin level drop as the day progress to allow us to rest and at the same time lowering our defense. ...Read more

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Anything that rubs my skin breaks into a hive fest. I itch it, my scratches turn into a hive fest. Never ending cycle of tourcher. Please help?

Anything that rubs my skin breaks into a hive fest. I itch it, my scratches turn into a hive fest. Never ending cycle of tourcher. Please help?

Pathergy: What you are describing sounds like a other guy reaction. Treatment will depend on the specific appearance to confirm this diagnosis and any other symptoms you may have. I would recommend you see your doctor to start an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I break out in hives or a rash so often?

Why do I break out in hives or a rash so often?

Needs evaluation: If nio related to a direct cause, eg a food or a medicine, and lasting more than six weeks, you need to be evaluated by an Allergist or a Dermatologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an Allergist in your area ...Read more

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MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

Not unusual: The body's defense declines towards the night to allow one to fall asleep. Thus nearly all symptoms tend to worsen at night. Try antihistamine after dinner. If still not controlled, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Could allegra (fexofenadine) cause me to break out more with hives?

Could allegra (fexofenadine) cause me to break out more with hives?

Allegra (fexofenadine) and hives: Hello, we commonly use Allegra (fexofenadine) to treat hives or urticaria. This is a helpful medication because of the lack of sedation. Even at twice the normal recommended dosage. So it is unlikely to cause hives but you can have an allergy to antihistamines that could lead to the development of hives. That would be most unlucky. ...Read more

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When I masturbate, I break out into hives. Could I be allergic to my sweat?

Define hives: Hard question to answer because it depends on what you are calling "hives". This is typically what we medically call, hives: http://wb. Md/2pd3zIv In terms of allergic reactions, we don't have true allergic reactions to substances that our own body produces, otherwise, you wouldn't have survived through conception. There are autoimmune diseases, but those are mediated by different mechanisms. ...Read more

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Saw old movie where after sex they get itchy and break out in hives all over. What could this be?

Saw old movie where after sex they get itchy and break out in hives all over. What could this be?

Sci Fi Plot: Some women, and this is very rare, develop allergy antibodies to male semen resulting in anaphylaxis during or after intercourse. One symptom of anaphylaxis is hives. But you referred to "they". There are only 2 things that can give a man hives during intercourse - latex allergy if he is using a latex condom or exercise-induced urticaria. Don't lose too much sleep over these possibilities. ...Read more

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