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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

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

Difficulty: With swallowing in the presence of GERD is an indication for EGD with without video swallow. Older doctors may suggest a barium studies before EGD ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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What can I do if my hives won't go away! What do I do?

What can I do if my hives won't go away! What do I do?

See allergist: If they have been present for less than 6 weeks, try taking antihistamine up to 4 times a day (much higher than the average dose). If they are getting worse or have been present for more than 6 weeks. Consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my hives won't go away. What can I do, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my hives won't go away. What can I do, what do you suggest?

Hives: Evidently you are probably allergic to something that is causing the hives. Try eliminate things in your diet or environment that may be causing them. I would suggest you see a physician for treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I make my baby hives go away?

Hives: Hives are often transient in children. Most often I have personally found that it is usually due to one of three things: (1) post-viral infection; (2) antibiotics; (3) new food. Otc antihistamines will help. ...Read more

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What could I do to make hives go away?

Hives: Chronic hives are a plague and can be a nuisance to control, consult an allergist to help you keep them at bay. ...Read more

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What can be done to make hives go away?

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

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In what way can I make my hives go away fast?

In what way can I make my hives go away fast?

Antihistamines...: ... Generally treat the hives and the itchiness the best, but the best way to handle this is to find out what's causing the hives so you don't get them in the first place, and get an optimal treatment regimen if you simply cannot prevent them. See an allergist. ...Read more

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How long does it take hives on a baby to go away?

How long does it take hives on a baby to go away?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for hives to go away?

It depends.: Hives may last from hours to years. If you have hives for over 6 weeks then you are classified as having chronic hives and the average duration of hives may even be about a year. ...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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I'm worried because my hives will not go away! Help me please asap : (!, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my hives will not go away! Help me please asap : (!, what do you suggest?

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

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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 more

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How can I make swelling from hives go away really fast?

How can I make swelling from hives go away really fast?

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

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How long until hives go away after stoppping penicillin?

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

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Almost every night between 7-9 I break out in hives sometimes it go's away sometime I take benadril to make it go away. Why does this happen?

Biorhythm: Most diseases tend to get worse at night from our body system winding down before going to sleep. The body's cortisol and Adrenalin level drop as the day progress to allow us to rest and at the same time lowering our defense. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Developed hives after taking ferrous sulfate - will the hives go away on there own now that I've stopped taking?

No: Hives from iron very unlikely. See a dr. To determine cause of hives. Why iron? This is never a simple matter for a 79 yr. Old person. Not for a 44 yr. Old woman, either. ...Read more