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I keep breaking out in hives what is causing this?

I keep breaking out in hives  what is causing this?

Depends on duration: Arbitrarily, hives are defined as acute (<6 weeks) or chronic (>6 weeks). Acute hives are usually secondary to a new exposure, such as a change in diet, medication or personal care product. Chronic hives are much more difficult to figure out and the majority end up being idiopathic, although we are now discovering that approximately 40-50% of these cases are autoimmune. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 could be the reason that I am randomly breaking out in hives?

What could be the reason that I am randomly breaking out in hives?

Chronic Urticaria: Chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria (hives) is the persistence of hives on most days of the week for a period of 6 weeks or longer. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. No specific cause can be identified in most patients with this condition. Treatment involves daily doses of non-sedating antihistamines like Zyrtec (cetirizine). See Allergist for more details and treatment options. ...Read more

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I keep breaking out in a rash all over my body. What could be causing this?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's happening chemically in the body when you break out in hives and severe itching/stinging from heat? Cholinergic urticaria. How is this happen?

What's happening chemically in the body when you break out in hives and severe itching/stinging from heat? Cholinergic urticaria. How is this happen?

Vasoactive Amines: Your body is more reactive to the heat and releases chemicals that cause urticaria. This answer in part depends on the rest of your health. Your body releases these chemicals known as vasoactive amines that cause the swelling and itching that you see with your urticaria ...Read more

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What could be causing me to randomly break out in hives?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to be breaking out in hives all the time?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to suddenly breaking out in hives all over my butt?

What could be causing me to suddenly breaking out in hives all over my butt?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is my skin breaking out in hives possibly related to me being very nauseous?

Is my skin breaking out in hives possibly related to me being very nauseous?

H pylori: If you suffer from acid reflux, it can cause nausea. It can be caused by h pylori that has been associated with hives. See an allergist to detemine the cause of your hives. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why the inside of my arn suddenly break out in hives?

What could be the reason why the inside of my arn suddenly break out in hives?

Hives: If hives have been occurring for more than 6 weeks, the cause may be: chronic autoimmune, physical or unknown (idiopathic). If hives occur for <6 weeks, hives may be related to medication, insect sting or bite or contact hives from another substance. Hives specifically on the arm in one spot is curious. Take photo and show your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has super sensetive skin and is always breaking out in rashes. What should we do to prevent this?

My son has super sensetive skin and is always breaking out in rashes. What should we do to prevent this?

Need more infor...: Good afternon , we do not know what you mean by sensitive skin. Many children with eczema will delelop dry dkin with pale dry rashes. Regular application of moisturizerising creams such as cerave moisturizerising cream will help to maintain a normal skin. Eloborate application of petroleum jell will help also. If you he rashes continue see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my arms keep breaking out into rashes?

Why might it be that my arms keep breaking out into rashes?

Rashes: Rashes on your arms can be from several causes, you need to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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Just recently when my son is exercising/gets sweaty he breaks out into hives all over. Anyone know a cause or condition as to why this is happening?

Just recently when my son is exercising/gets sweaty he breaks out into hives all over. Anyone know a cause or condition as to why this is happening?

Read up on...: Cholinergic urticaria. If this is a match, junior can learn to manage it. If not, i trust the other healthtap team members will have an idea. Thanks for asking; junior is lucky to have a mom who's this observant and devoted. ...Read more

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I am breaking out in hives and blister like bumps after showering. There is sulfur in the water. I am allergic to sulfa meds. It does me the same way.

I am breaking out in hives and blister like bumps after showering. There is sulfur in the water. I am allergic to sulfa meds. It does me the same way.

Sulfur allergy: I am breaking out in hives and blister like bumps after showering. There is sulfur in the water. I am allergic to sulfa meds. It does me the same way. ANS: not certain what the question is here. It is unlikely that allergy to sulfur containing meds is the same as sulfur in water. But check with the local health and water authorities for more information. Let us know what you learn. ...Read more

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I seem to break out in hives whenever i come in contact with hot water what is this?

Thermal urticaria: It looks like a type of physical urticaria or more specifically heat induced urticaria. You might try to take otc antihistamine daily. ...Read more

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Im getting dry patches in my lips and they turning into sores what can I do to eliminate this problem and what would be causing it

Im getting dry patches in my lips and they turning into sores what can I do to eliminate this problem and what would be causing it

Lips : Dry cracked, sore lips may be treated by a dermatologist with moisturizers and corticosteroid cream for a short time. It is important to make sure the rash is not caused by an allergy to sunscreen or lip balm or to a herpes virus which would cause painful blisters. ...Read more

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Constantly feeling zoned out and out of it. Scared. How can I prevent this and what could it be ? Please help. 16 years old/very active.

Constantly feeling zoned out and out of it.  Scared.  How can I prevent this and what could it be ? Please help.  16 years old/very active.

SEVERAL ISSUES: A person will always function their best when: they have enough restful sleep (9 hr minimum at 16), they are well fed (no skipped meals), are healthy (?) and in a comfortable setting. If you are not doing what you can to handle these things, do so. A visit with your doc to rule out illness or an anxiety disorder is also worth the effort. ...Read more

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The base of my spine sticks out since loosing weight, the skin is sore and broken what can I do to avoid it keep happening?

Pressure over bones: Our skin is made to take pressure, deeper tissues are not. When you lost weight, you also lost some of the deeper fatty protective tissue and now any pressure/friction /shearing directly pushes your skin into the spine causing injury. You need to protect this area by applying a good protective skin cream or simple dressings until healed. Reposition yourself frequently or use a cushion to the area. ...Read more