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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. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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What sort of symptoms do pre-menopausal women undergo, and is skin condition such as rash or hives typical?

What sort of symptoms do pre-menopausal women undergo, and is skin condition such as rash or hives typical?

No: Hives and rashes are not a symptom of menapause, but are due to other conditions. Hives are usually classified as autoimmune or idiopathic (means no known cause). ...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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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 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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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