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Can my hives be from menopause or hormones?

Can my hives be from menopause or hormones?

Hives and hormones: Hormonal fluctuations are a fairly common cause of hives. While we most frequently recognized hives in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease, we also see hives in patients at various stages of their menstrual cycles as well as during and after pregnancy/delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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What type of hormonal imbalances cause chronic hives?

None: Although allergy to Progesterone has been linked to hives. An overactive thyroid may make hives worse but is not known to cause them. ...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 of 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 hormones. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant and suddenly developed horrible hives all over my arms and legs. Do they go away after my body is use to the hormone change?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant and suddenly developed horrible hives all over my arms and legs. Do they go away after my body is use to the hormone change?

Possibly: Pregnancy can cause all sorts of hormonal and other changes. Cetirizine and Loratadine are pregnancy class b, so these can be safely used during the pregnancy if the hives do not resolve on their own within a short period of time. Your OB and allergist can work together to help in this circumstance. ...Read more

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I have had chronic urticaria for the last 13 year's. I often asked many of the doctors I had to see if it could be connected to my hormones......

I have had chronic urticaria for the last 13 year's. I often asked many of the doctors I had to see if it could be connected to my hormones......

Chronic Urticaria: Urticaria is not a disease but a cutaneous reaction pattern and can have many different causes. One of the many causes can be a form of autoimmune Progesterone dermatitis, which would be related to hormones. ...Read more

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Are hives chronic?

Are hives chronic?

Depends: Hives can be acute and last less than 1 day- 1 week or they can be chronic lasting greater than 6 weeks. Acute hives often have a trigger- such as food, medication, bug bite, venom sting, or pet allergy. However, they can also coincide with infections and the cause may not be easy to identify. Hives that are chronic >6 weeks require evaluation by an allergist and often have no known cause. ...Read more

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Is hives permanent?

Well....: I think you mean to say will you keep getting hives "forever"? If you are clearly get hives when you come into contact some "offending agent" then every time you come into contact with it yes, you will get hives, and maybe worse. However, a lot of the time we are not able to determine why you get hives (or to what). See your dermatologist or allergist if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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Are my hives permanent?

No.: Hives can be chronic which means that they have lasted for more than 6 weeks. They may last for several months, but almost always resolve eventually. However, they may return at a later time. ...Read more

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Why am I getting hives?

Why am I getting hives?

Hives: Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/hives-urticaria-angioedema#1

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What could cause hives?

What could cause hives?

Many things: Would see an allergist who can best determine the cause if one is obvious. In most cases a cause is never found. ...Read more

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How should I control hives?

How should I control hives?

Find trigger first: If a trigger for the hives is found, this should be avoided. If no obvious trigger, antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) allegra, zyrtec are indicated for treatment of hives. An allergist can assist in finding the trigger and developing a treatment plan for the hives. Sometimes different doses of antihistamines are used or combinations with other medications are used to obtain control. ...Read more

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Hives from taking singular?

Uncommon: Singulair (montelukast) is often given to treat allergic conditions and allergic people develop hives. However, although it is possible for singulair (montelukast) to cause hives, it is not common. ...Read more

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How come I keep getting hives?

Do not know: Recurrent urticaria warrants medical evaluation. I would start with your family doctor. However may need to be seen by an allergist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hives?

What are the symptoms of hives?

Itching and rash: Hives are a red raised rash often described as welts. Itching is often very intense. Hives are usually warm to the touch and feel "puffy". ...Read more

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What are hives on the body from?

What are hives on the body from?

Allergic reaction: Usually allergic reaction, although inflammation of blood vessels can also do this. ...Read more

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What are the food causes of hives?

Any food: Technically speaking, any food can cause hives...However, the most common dietary triggers for an allergic reaction would be milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and seafood. ...Read more

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Is rubbing alchohol good for hives?

NO: It will irritate and dry out your skin, and it will not stop the release of histamine by the cells that causes the hives. You need an oral antihistamine to settle down the reaction. Even topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not likely to be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to get hives?

What is the easiest way to get hives?

Allergic rxn to food: Hives generally represent allergic reactions to some trigger, often a food ingestion. Hives can also arise in response to fabric softeners, shampoos, makeup, metals & a large variety of other agents. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to treat hives?

What is the quickest way to treat hives?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Take 50 mg (two tabs) every 6 hours. Also, take tagamet or another h2 blocker (yes, for the stomach) like Zantac or pepcid. Claritin or another antihistamine will also work in conjunction with benadryl (diphenhydramine). The best addition is prednisone, but this requires a prescription. Your hives should clear in 5 days or so. If they last longer, check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have what appears to be hives?

What should I do if I have what appears to be hives?

Don't panic: Hives are pretty common affecting 25% of the population. They are itchy and can be prominent but are not life threatening. Triggers of acute hives includes food allergy, medication allergy, insect sting or bite and sometimes infections. Typically an antihistamine such as claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or Allegra can bring relief. To help identify the trigger, see an allergist, so it won't happen again. ...Read more

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What causes chronic hives?

What causes chronic hives?

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

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How are hives treated if itchy?

How are hives treated if itchy?

Itchy hives: The itching associated with hives is usually responsive to at least some extent to oral antihistamines, but often require higher than standard doses. ...Read more

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What causes hives under armpits?

? ur deodorent: Most common cause is due to deodorants, different types, or other cosmetics as depilatory creams, could it be insect stings, may be but unlikely. ...Read more

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What are hives on the skin from?

What are hives on the skin from?

Allergic response: Hives are swollen, usually reddish and occasionally donut shaped skin lesions related to exposure of your body to some allergic item (drugs, environmental chemicals, internal response from no actual known cause). They are treated by removal of the exposure and anti-allergic drug administration. If recurrent your allergist can help determine the cause and best response. ...Read more

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What to do if I've had hives for 7 months and predisone is the only thing that helps?

What to do if I've had hives for 7 months and predisone is the only thing that helps?

Hives: Hives that last over 6 weeks are called chronic hives. There are many causes. Here is a good link to help http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/chronic-hives/ds00980. ...Read more

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Can cancer cause hives?

Can cancer cause hives?

Skin manifestation: Some systemic conditions like autoimmune disorder, allergy, atopic disease, other chronic diseases like diabetes etc, and certain cancer can have some skin manifestations- may be in the form of hives, rash, nodules, discoloration etc.
If you have some hives, and you don't know why- discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hives from down allergy?

Hives from down allergy?

Antihistamine: I woul recommend use of an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec otc to help relieve the itching usually associated with hives and the rash. Avoiding future contact to prevent them in the future. ...Read more

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Best treatment for hives?

Hives: If you are looking for a medicine to start while waiting to follow up with an allergist or dermatologist, I prefer zyrtec 10 mg at night otherwise known as cetirizine. Bjs and costco have good pricing. If they lead to swelling or facial/throat symptoms, you should see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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How can I test for hives?

Dr can examine, test: To evaluate urticaria (hives) that come more than one time, a doctor can first examine and talk with the patient. Then blood tests can be done, to check for abnormalities in the blood, as well as for antibodies to foods or other possible allergens causing the urticaria. At an allergist's office, skin tests can be done to look for reactions to possible allergens causing the hives. ...Read more

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What causes rashes/hives?

What causes rashes/hives?

Immune system alert: For some reason (often it is mysterious even with best efforts to identify the agent) some people's immune systems go into an emergency alert mode and send out defensive weapons to protect you from what it feels as a threat. Unfortunately, it usually is an over-reaction and causes more problems for you. If your dr agrees - a daily benedryl may help. Be ready with an epi-pin & 911 for emergency! ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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