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Hives Urticaria In Children
Chronic cholinergic hives never cause angioedema or anaphylaxis. They are common in teens and disappear after a while alone. Is this all true?
Hives: They are common and benign and may come and go as they please. ...Read more
See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more
Several things: Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause.Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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All age groups: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Some adults "grow out of" their eczema entirely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes + environment: To develop an allergy, you need a genetic predisposition. For example, children at highest risk of developing allergic asthma are those whose parents have asthma. Also necessary is multiple exposures to the allergen. The strongest predictor of developing allergies in the future is having allergic disease now (for example, a child with eczema has increased chance of developing asthma). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can be: Chronic hives are thought to be an autoimmune reaction to the cells that make histamine, and can be associated with swelling of the lips and tongue. This type of angioedema is usually itchy and rarely affects the back of the throat or causes trouble breathing. The hereditary form of angioedema does not cause hives and does not itch, but can cause trouble breathing. See an allergist for more info. ...Read more
Allergist dx constant flat rashes neck, arms, are from choligenic urticaria, the heat from exercise and a mix of detergent reaction. Says try zyrtec (cetirizine)?
Urticaria: It's difficult to tell if you truly have cholinergic urticaria from your description. Usually urticaria is raised. But some people have what is called dermatographia which causes flat red hot skin especially when stressed, touched or hot. In either condition Zyrtec (cetirizine) should help ...Read more
Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)
Tattoo inks are safe: But some people still react to them. "hypoallergenic" isn't a guarantee against allergy. Anyone can have an allergic reaction to nearly any substance, even after years of exposure. In general, tattoo ink allergic reactions are fairly rare. Only use a reputable artist. If you're concerned, ask for a test spot in an inconspicuous area 1-2 weeks before a full tattoo as a precautionary measure. ...Read more
Have allergies, hives that are frequent, sometimes warm flushing. When to use epipen (epinephrine)? For every bout of hives? Never have breathing probs or swelling.
No epipen (epinephrine): Epipen (epinephrine) should be used only when you have breathing problem from swelling in the throat of tongue or starting or faint from anaphylaxis. It should not be used for hives which can usually be controlled with 4x daily antihistamine. Consult an allergist to find out what can b e done about your hives. ...Read more
No different: I am not aware of any difference in prevalence between allergic and non-allergic people in having dermatographism although theoretically one would expect allergic people to be at a higher risk. ...Read more
Wife suffering frm severe food allergic reactions (hives).Done food allergen tests.Avoided all of them, but stll allergy reappeared.Reasons&suggestions?
"most people who experience chronic cholinergic urticaria experienced a stressful event one year before their first outbreak". Immunology explanation?
Not unnessarily: Cholinergic urticaria happens in some people after the core body temperature rises then cools down. It may happen with stress, exercise, or even after having taken a hot shower. The cause is unknown but it is speculated that this group of people have an overactive cholinergic system. ...Read more
In the event of a hives-only, but still troubling, allergic reaction, what can someone allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take? Don't wanna use an epipen for hives.
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