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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)

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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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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Can hives kill?

Can hives kill?

VERY Rarely: Hives are annoying but extremely rarely are life threatening and only if hives cause swelling in throat/upper airway. Usually hives only affect skin and pattern of distribution tends to recur so if previous hive attacks were only on skin, not internal, then unlikely future attack will be internal and affect throat/upper airway. ...Read more

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Can hives cause fevers?

Can hives cause fevers?

Yes: Hives are usually the result of sudden release of histamines in the body as a response to stress caused from an allergic reaction or occasionally nerves. This in turn can cause a short acting low grade fever. ...Read more

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Does strep cause hives?

Does strep cause hives?

It can: Infections such as streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) can cause acute hives, however, there are numerous other potential causes of hives, including significant allergic reactions. Discuss with your pmd or consult a board certified allergist to get more information. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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