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I woke up with what seems like hives on my face 2 days ago, yesterday there was was minor swelling under my eye. Today my eye is really swelled up?

I woke up with what seems like hives on my face 2 days ago, yesterday there was was minor swelling under my eye. Today my eye is really swelled up?

Eye swelling: You should seek medical attention to determine the cause of your problem. An allergist can help, you can take an over the counter antihistamine to calm things down until you see a medical professional. If you develop any trouble breathing, rush to the er. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Allergies? What to do about hives on my 4 year old my four year old has just developed 3 hives on his face. He is not complaining. Should i give him an antihistamine? He hasn't eaten anything unusual today and is having no other swelling or reactions. Th

Allergies? What to do about hives on my 4 year old my four year old has just developed 3 hives on his face. He is not complaining. Should i give him an antihistamine?  He hasn't eaten anything unusual today and is having no other swelling or reactions. Th

If : If the hives receeded on own not needed. Would speak to your pediatician about the possible causes. If he is not helpful consider seeing an allergist. It is most likely related to an exposure that occurred within 4- 8 hrs of the appearence. ...Read more

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Hi, I got a bit of face swelling and hives from the azithromycin. I took 3 tablets over 3 days. How long should these effects be for?

Hi, I got a bit of face swelling and hives from the azithromycin. I took 3 tablets over 3 days. How long should these effects be for?

Take antihistamines: 20 year old female with face swelling and hives while taking azithromycin. Sounds like an allergic reaction to the medicine, but hives and swelling could also be due to a viral infection. Azithromycin allergy is rare. Symptoms should resolve pretty quickly with oral anthistamines (diphenhydramine, cetirizine, etc). If not resolving with antihistamines, please see your PCP or allergist. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 21 weeks pregnant and my face just got hives amd swelling around the eyes?

What to do if i'm 21 weeks pregnant and my face just got hives amd swelling around the eyes?

Mgt: Your symptoms are consistent with an allergic reaction. An over the counter antihistamine may be taken, but if this does not control the symptoms, please let your OB specialist know. Did you try a new soap or face lotion? ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm 21 weeks pregnant and my face just got hives amd swelling around the eyes.?

What do you suggest if i'm 21 weeks pregnant and my face just got hives amd swelling around the eyes.?

Go to ER: Hives and swelling around the eyelids is not a normal finding, and spells trouble if it involves having orbital or eyelid cellulitis. Especially if you're pregnant, I would take no chances, and go to the ER and have it evaluated immediately, and get it treated. ...Read more

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Facial redness/hives/swelling that burns and covers my whole face this always coincides when I'm due on a period could I be allergic to my hormones?

Facial redness/hives/swelling that burns and covers my whole face this always coincides  when I'm due on a period could I be allergic to my hormones?

Autoimmune : Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis is a rare skin condition and woman that recurs premenstrually. The skin rash is and autoimmune response to the body's own progesterone see>http://bit.ly/1UCPtV4 The condition may improve with topical steroids and antihistamines and occasional systemic corticosteroids.The production of progesterone can be suppressed with hormone based therapy.http://bit.ly/1OiIRcl ...Read more

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Should i be worried about my son he has hives i took him to ER for swelling of face hands and feet.. They gave him bdrill and a steroid he is now not able to hold any thing down what should I do

Should i be worried about my son he has hives i took him to ER for swelling of face hands and feet.. They gave him bdrill and a steroid he is now not able to hold any thing down what should I do

I : I am answering this question well after you wrote it, so my response may or not be of any benefit. If he still has these health complaints by the time you read this, please have him seen. ...Read more

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What causes itchy swelling, like hives, only on your joints?

What causes itchy swelling, like hives, only on your joints?

Hives: This suggests that these can still be hives. I would suspect that if it is hives it can be in other sites. Hives occur in sites of pressure which would explain these also. A dermatologist can clarify this. ...Read more

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How can I make swelling from hives go away really fast?

How can I make swelling from hives go away really fast?

Antihistamines: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful to resolve hives quickly. If you have persistent hive reactions consider being seen by an Allergist for further treatment and evaluation. There are many triggers of hives so determining right trigger is important moving forward. ...Read more

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There is a lot of swelling and possible hives what's wrong with me?

There is a lot of swelling and possible hives what's wrong with me?

Hives: If this is an new problem, you may to identify a new medication, supplement or food you ingested. Some hives and swelling can be self limited and go away within a few weeks. .If this is a chronic condition, more than 6 weeks, seek the opinion of an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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