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Hives That Won T Go Away
I have had acid reflux for more than a year. I have difficulty in swallowng and breathing. Plus, I now have hives which won't go away
2 days leading up to my period I get very bad costochondritis, a red nose and chin that won't go away, hives, and severe cramping. Is this normal?
No; cyclical hives?: With hives, etc. Occurring regularly 2 days before periods you may have cyclical urticaria (hives) which seems to be related to Progesterone level changes with your periods. Stopping birth control pill or if not on one, starting one, may control your symptoms. One case responded to buserelin which works on pituitary to modify hormone release. Have to consult allergist for proper management. ...Read more
Antihistamine, other: If someone's hives are caused by allergies, seeing an allergist for tests, and avoiding the allergen is the way to go. If someone's hives r of "no obvious causes" type, antihistamines r safe and effective ways to alleviate symptoms. U can start w zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). The treatment should be directed by an allergist or ur family doctor. ...Read more
Usually under 6 wk.: In about 80% of hive cases they resolve within 6 wk. If the hives last longer then about 80% of those cases resolve within 1 yr. Treatment with antihistamines can control the hives until they resolve on their own. Consult your pediatrician to confirm diagnosis and get treatment. ...Read more
See your Doc: Hives can be very annoying and distressing to deal with. For hives that persist or are particularly troublesome one should consider see a physician who is interested in this problem -- typically an allergist. One should expect a thorough history and examination to be done. Depending upon the history obtained you may or may not be skin tested or have blood work done. ...Read more
I keep getting these randome hives that comes, itch like crazy and then go away. What could it be?
Quick overview: Acute hives lasting <6 weeks: food or drug allergy, viral or streptococcal infections. Chronic hives >6 weeks: common: idiopathic & autoimmune; rare: parasites, malignancy, mastocytosis, food allergy. Physical urticaria: due to increased mast cell fragility: dermatographism (literally skin writing), pressure, delayed pressure, vibration, cold, hot, sunlight. If answer not obvious see an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After taking my shower I break out in hives this started about 10 days ago some days thire real bad other days light they go away in 3-4 hours?
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
It depends: Hives that areresult of taking penicillin usually resolve in less than a week. However, if you have developed a more severe allergic reaction, lesions may stay longer and may require treatment with anti-histamines and sometimes corticosteroids ("cortisone"). If otc antihstamines such as Cetirizine or Loratadine haven't helped, see a physician. ...Read more
Broke out into hives, maybe 40 over body. Its been 2 days. Should I be worried and see a Dr? Or just take OTC allergy meds and it should go away?
Depends on trigger: Urticaria (hives) is common, affecting up to 20% of the population. Acute hives is defined as periodic outbreaks of red, raised itchy lesions that resolve within 6 weeks. Common viral and 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
I have been getting hives that go away when I sleep and come back during the day, what could they be?
For how long?: Hives present <6 weeks are often due to food or drug allergy. Could be any food but dairy, egg, wheat, soy, corn, seafood, peanut, sesame & tree nuts are most common triggers. Antibiotics, Aspirin & Ibuprofen are common drug triggers of hives. Herbal remedies & supplements & viral infections are other causes. Daytime only symptoms suggests something you are swallowing but that's not absolute. ...Read more