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How do I get rid of hives on one side of body?

How do I get rid of hives on one side of body?

Antihistamines: Whether the hives are localized or generalized, the first line treatment for hives is oral antihistamines. There are several new generation antihistamines including zyrtec, Allegra and claritin (loratadine). The distribution of one sided is curious. Take a photo and see an allergist or dermatologist. They can assist in determining cause and more specific treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 am experiencing hives throughout my body. They appear then disappear over one day. I am currently getting over the flu as well.

I am experiencing hives throughout my body. They appear then disappear over one day. I am currently getting over the flu as well.

? due to the flu: Acute hives can occur with any viral infection, and can last for few weeks then disappear, if stays longer than six weeks you want to see your doctor. For now, you can take any 2nd generation antihistamine, loratadine, cetirizine or fexofenadine OTC, regularly for a week or so, read the labels carefully, if no improvement see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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I have been itching for months. It moves from place to place on my body and can sudenly stop. Never in one place. No rash or hives.?

I have been itching for months. It moves from place to place on my body and can sudenly stop. Never in one place. No rash or hives.?

Itching: Kidney and liver disease, celiac, iron deficiency, thyroid disease can cause itching. Check complete metabolic profile, celiac and thyroid panels and abdominal sonogram for liver cirrhosis, if appropriate. Avoid gluten for 1-2 weeks as you can have sensitivity w/o celiac May be dry skin try moisturizing with coconut oil in shower. Rarely lymphomas can cause itching check CXR. F/u w/ doc ...Read more

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How long can a bout of hives last for? Broke out all over body a week ago. Old hives have gone but new ones keep popping up. Taking Reactine daily.

How long can a bout of hives last for? Broke out all over body a week ago. Old hives have gone but new ones keep popping up. Taking Reactine daily.

Usually : Urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives usually resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last >6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and insect stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more

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I have some type of rash and its on my left side of my body. I thought they were hives but I have had them 3x's with breakouts. Shingles?

I have some type of rash and its on my left side of my body. I thought they were hives but I have had them 3x's with breakouts. Shingles?

Not enough info.: It is hard to say. Rashes are such a visual thing, that it is important to get into a physician, more specifically a dermatologist, for an exam and more thorough history. The fact that is only on one side speaks to the fact it could be shingles, but to have it recur 3 separate times is quite unusual. Hives can occur randomly so this cannot be ruled out either. See a derm to answer your question. ...Read more

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I woke up with 5 hives, 4 on my leg & 1 on my arm. All on right side of my body. I haven't changed my diet or detergent. They are extremely itchy.

I woke up with 5 hives, 4 on my leg & 1 on my arm. All on right side of my body. I haven't changed my diet or detergent. They are extremely itchy.

Unusual: It is unusual to have hives affected only one side of the body. Are you sue that they are not insect bites (bed bug, fleas etc)? Try antihistamine and see it this helps. If recurrent or persistent, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I developed acne overnight one 1 side of face (always immaculate skin!). I'm having stye now too. Hives? Do hive blisters have pus? I can see pus

I developed acne overnight one 1 side of face (always immaculate skin!). I'm having stye now too. Hives? Do hive blisters have pus? I can see pus

See a dermatologist: Multiple skin problems, and acne doesn't develop overnight and not on one side of the face only, better see a dermatologist for proper management, good luck ...Read more

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Numbness and tingly feeling in left side of face nose lips and eye also have rash hives all over body .?

Numbness and tingly feeling in left side of face nose lips and eye also have rash hives all over body .?

Viral?: This could be a viral infection!? Sometimes the very first episode with a herpes family virus may cause a similar picture! A doc soon while the rash is still there and get started on antiviral meds to minimize potentially persistent tingling sensation! ...Read more

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Plan b one step pill and hives related? I took the Plan B pill 2 almost 3 weeks ago and I've started to get hives or rashes on my stomach, arms, legs, back and neck. It weird because I had no other side effects. But I was wondering if it could be related

Plan b one step pill and hives related? I took the Plan B pill 2 almost 3 weeks ago and I've started to get hives or rashes on my stomach, arms, legs, back and neck. It weird because I had no other side effects. But I was wondering if it could be related

The : The odds of you having an allergic reaction from a Plan B taken three weeks ago are highly unlikely. Even if this was the case, there is no treatment aside from over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. Consider other potential allergens like new products, lotions, or soaps.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction our 8 year old daughter was placed on amoxicillin antibiotic by one of her doctors for 10 days for throat infection/fever. On or about the 10th day; she woke up with hives, left eye swollen shut, red marks throughout her body. We took

Allergic reaction our 8 year old daughter was placed on amoxicillin antibiotic by one of her doctors for 10 days for throat infection/fever.  On or about the 10th day; she woke up with hives, left eye swollen shut, red marks throughout her body.  We took

Here are some...: At doubting possible drug-related allergy, stop such drug, report the suspicion to the prescribing doctor, and go to be evaluated if the Rx for the intended illness is adequate. ...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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Can you get hives any place on your body?

Anywhere on the skin: Some parts of the body react differently. Instead of hives the lips and eyelids often swell and hurt. This is called angioedema (see photo). This often occurs with the hands and feet as well. When the eye itself has an allergic reaction the white of the eye swells but the iris and pupil do not. This is called chemosis. ...Read more

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I have hives all over my body, what to do?

I have hives all over my body, what to do?

Identify cause: Hives can have a variety of causes. Unfortunately sometimes the cause is never identified. In general the treatement is to identify the cause of the hives and avoid that substance. This is couples with use of antihistamines and possible other medications to control hives. ...Read more

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My son woke up with hives all over his body ?

My son woke up with hives all over his body
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Hives: Make sure first that he is breathing well and no tingling or numbness in his throat that you need to take him to the ER. Give him bendryl according to his body weight. Then let him change him clothes and take a shower to make sure about any reaction he could have from his clothes. You might want start checking what was he doing before sleeping to identify the cause of the hives. ...Read more

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What are the cause of hives all over your body?

Multiple triggers: Acute hives effect 20% of the population. Generalized hives can occur from a food, insection sting, latex or medication allergic reaction including Aspirin or antibiotics. Both viral and bacterial infections have been associated with hives. Physical triggers like cold, heat, exercise, dermatographism can lead to hives. Sometimes, a cause is not found. ...Read more

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Could hives really last for more than one week?

Could hives really last for more than one week?

Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. See Allergist ...Read more

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Hives all over my body please help what do I do!?

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have hives all over my body.?

What should I do if I have hives all over my body.?

Rule out anaphylaxis: Be sure it's not anaphylaxis first — which can be a medical emergency. Throat swelling, dizziness, wheezing in addition to the hives, especially following insect sting (venom), common allergic foods, or a dose of medication. That's a call to 911. Otherwise, a good start is oral antihistamines: Benedry, Zyrtec, Allergra or Claritin (loratadine) plus a steroid cream. If worsens, get seen. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about hives all over my body?

hives: Depending on how long you have had them, if they are acute and just happened, it can be an allergic reaction to something and you need to see a doctor asap, if chronic and intermittent, they are probably benign. ...Read more

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I get hives all over my body every day. What causes it?

I get hives all over my body every day. What causes it?

Hives:urticaria: I would suggest you to see an allergist. For now take antihistamines. Sometimes is difficult to find what causes it. ...Read more

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Does hives really last for more than one week in some people?

Depends on cause: Most commonly hives are short-lived, but sometimes hives can last a long time and be resistant to treatment. There is an entity called cholinergic urticaria, which are hives from stress, emotional states, heat, and sometimes unknown causes. That can be very tough to treat sometimes and keeps reoccurring. Talk to your doctor, maybe an allergist, if you're having hives for a long time. ...Read more

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What are hives really? How does the body make them go away or shrink away?

What are hives really? How does the body make them go away or shrink away?

Hives: More rarely they can be a part of hereditary respose involving the complement system and do not itch generally in that case. ...Read more

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What can I do if my body is one big hive. What can I do to relieve the itching?

What can I do if my body is one big hive. What can I do to relieve the itching?

Antihistamines: The usual first line treatment for the itching from hives is an antihistamine such as claritin, Allegra or zyrtec. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works well but can lead to significant drowsiness. ...Read more

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I have some kind of hives in random parts of my body. They appear mostly at night. This is a new thing.?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I have some kind of hives in random parts of my body. They appear mostly at night. This is a new thing.?

Try antihistamine: You may try taking antihistamine from 2 to 4 times daily. If the problem is not controlled or lasts more than 6 weeks, see an allergist. The reason why hives are more bothersome at night is that our body's defense winds down at night to allow you to fall asleep and thus nearly every symptom gets worse at night. ...Read more

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Sure, I've heard of hives. But now that my child may have it, I want to know what it really does to the body.?

Hives: Usually just uncomfortable and sometimes unsightly. Most times hives will burn out, never to return. Sometimes they fester or will come & go intermittently. Antihistamines are best for suppression. Long term side effects from hives are not something to worry about. If you are worried, definitely see an allergist to test for what might be the causative factor to get it treated. ...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 as well.

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

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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I have hives all over my body but they only get this bad when I go to work. I only get a few or none when im at home. As soon I start doing some physi?

I have hives all over my body but they only get this bad when I go to work. I only get a few or none when im at home. As soon I start doing some physi?

? Chronic urticaria: May be also physical urticaria, or something at work that triggers your symptoms, stress can, keep taking a second generation antihistamine regularly if you're already taking it as needed, or start an OTC one, unless contraindicate. See an allergist/ dermatologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more