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I'm pregnant, and I think I have hives. Is it okay for my baby?

I'm pregnant, and I think I have hives. Is it okay for my baby?

Yes.: During pregnancy, there is a great deal of immune regulation that is changing due to multiple factors which are poorly understood. Some of these changes include triggering or increasing symptoms of asthma, rhinitis and urticaria (hives). Your hives are not harmful to the fetus but if they are causing you discomfort, I would suggest starting with Cetirizine 10mg daily. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Will hives while pregnant affect unborn child?

Will hives while pregnant affect unborn child?

No: Hives are common. 1 in 5 people gets them at some point in their lives. Generally, if not caused by food or drug or bee sting allergy, they are not a sign of a dangerous problem. Unless you have another underlying problem causing the hives, there should be no affect on the fetus. But make sure you tell your ob. ...Read more

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Ordered sushi, a California, dragon roll & miso soup. Started getting small hives hours later, a food allergy? I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Is the baby ok?

Ordered sushi, a California, dragon roll & miso soup. Started getting small hives hours later, a food allergy? I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Is the baby ok?

Food: Possibly a reaction to food. If your sx's were limited to only hives - it is most likely ok. I don't know the contents of your particular sushi. However, it is recommended that pregnant women don't eat any raw fish. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant, I broke out in hives last week, will a lot of benedryl/ zyrtec and cortizone (hydrocortisone) creams affect my unborn baby? My hives burn...

I'm 26 weeks pregnant, I broke out in hives last week, will a lot of benedryl/ zyrtec and cortizone (hydrocortisone) creams affect my unborn baby? My hives burn...

Probably not: Zyrtec is a class b (very safe), Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is category c (safe). Odds are that your baby will be fine. However, simple hives usually itch, not burn. If you need to use a lot of medication without getting adequate relief, go see your obstetrician and/or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will my chronic urticaria affect my baby? Will it be passed on to it? I am 9 weeks pregnant. Thanks!

Will my chronic urticaria affect my baby? Will it be passed on to it? I am 9 weeks pregnant. Thanks!

Chronic urticaria: It should not affect the baby. No way to know at this time if it will passed on to your baby. Time will tell. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant 9weeks and I have allergic. Guess its hives. Almost everyday...can I take zin tablet 10mg. Is there any effect on pregnancy. Plz help?

I'm pregnant 9weeks and I have allergic. Guess its hives. Almost everyday...can I take zin tablet 10mg. Is there any effect on pregnancy. Plz help?

Zin?: Can you provide a generic name for this drug. If you are talking about cetirizine, then it is likely ok since it is considered pregnancy category B in the old FDA classification - the safest rating it can give. As always, the less medication you take, the better off you are during pregnancy especially in the first 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Can your hives get worse if you are pregnant?

Yes: Hives are due to dilated blood vessels in the outer layers of the skin. In pregnancy, blood volume increases, as does the flow of blood to the skin (hence the "pregnancy glow"). Therefore, hives can worsen.... ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives now and wondering how do I treat it if I am pregnant?

What to do if I have hives now and wondering how do I treat it if I am pregnant?

Antihistamines: H1 antihistamines like Zyrtec, Xyzal, (levocetirizine) Claratin are all category B in pregnancy and so assumed to be safe. Also H2 antihistamines like Zantac are Category B as well and we frequently use this combination to treat hives. You should be ok with a regimen like this, but I would see an allergy specialist to help you choose the safest combination of medications. ...Read more

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Can hives come from pregnancy?

Can hives come from pregnancy?

Hives and pregnancy: Hives can occur during pregnancy however, there is typically no direct cause and effect. One disease that is caused by pregnancy and is often mis-diagnosed is pupps (pruritic urticarial plaques and papules of pregnancy) unlike typical hives, pupps does not last less that 24hrs at a single site. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women get hives by eating spicy food?

Hives: Anyone with food allergy or sensitivities can get hives from certain foods. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for the hives during pregnancy?

Are there any natural cures for the hives during pregnancy?

No: I am unaware of any "natural" cures for hives in the pregnant or nonpregnant state. Hives are tough to diagnose and treat in the best of circumstances. ...Read more

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I think I have hives? I'm pregnant and took Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Still not working.

Get examined!: If you are pregnant with hives, you need to get examined. Also, you may not have hives but something else. If your reaction is severe, then go to ER or urgent care. If mild, then make appt with your OB/gyn or primary care doc. If you really do have hives, then you might get prescribed steroid pills which can be taken while pregnant. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Zyrtec, Claritin or Allegra are all safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I take Zyrtec once a day everyday for chronic hives. I'm pregnant now, can I continue to take it? Thanks!

I take Zyrtec once a day everyday for chronic hives. I'm pregnant now, can I continue to take it? Thanks!

Yes: Pregnancy category B. No known risk to fetus. Generic cetirizine is same, only less expensive. How well does it work? Some people with chronic hives need 2 or 3 a day for control. There is a good chance it will go away in the future. Most chronic urticaria is autoimmune and not allergy. ...Read more

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I went for a walk yesterday and had hives all over my body. Now they came back today. No chg in diet or meds. Been ttc. Could I be pregnant?

I went for a walk yesterday and had hives all over my body. Now they came back today. No chg in diet or meds. Been ttc. Could I be pregnant?

Urticaria: You could be allergic to almost anything. Foods, medications, hormonal changes...Pregnancy would not be the first thing that I think about. ...Read more

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Is the hives over the body and hand is symptomps of pregnancy?

Is the hives over the body and hand is symptomps of pregnancy?

No: Though hormones have been shown to affect hives, no, Harish, hives are not a reliable indication of pregnancy. I have seen certain women get hives during pregnancy, though. I would ask her to be careful with taking medicine if she is pregnant, especially if she is in the early stages. ...Read more

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Ever since I've been pregnant I get hives sometimes after taking a hot shower, is this normal. I also have eczema?

Can happen w pregnan: Hives with hot shower can happen with or without pregnancy, but there is another condition u have got : hypothyroidism, together with the hormonal changes during pregnancy, especially in the last 3 months, can lead to the symptoms described, at any rate pls follow with ur obstetrician who may refer u to an allergist for better control of ur symptoms, . ...Read more

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The day after sex, can a girl break out in hives from being pregnant?

The day after sex, can a girl break out in hives from being pregnant?

Although: Pregnancy hives can occur - this would not happen within a day of having sex. However, if one were really stressed about situation - that might trigger hives. ...Read more

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I take Zyrtec everyday for chronic hives. I am pregnant now, can I still take it? Thanks

Yes: Yes, zyrtec (cetirizine) and claritin (loratadine) are safe in pregnancy. You might notice that the hives get worse, or even get better, during pregnancy. If they improve, it might be worth trying to only take zyrtec as needed. ...Read more

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I had never had hives before. They have lasted four days, and there is a possibility I have become pregnant. Shingles?

Hives: They have multiple causes, most of them are mysterious. It may be you had a slight viral infection, sometimes hormonal changes can also trigger them, but usually they are benign. Shingles leave a long last painful rash, it is different. ...Read more

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I had never had hives before. They have lasted four days, and there is a possibility I have become pregnant. Shingles?

I had never had hives before. They have lasted four days, and there is a possibility I have become pregnant. Shingles?

Hives: They have multiple causes, most of them are mysterious. It may be you had a slight viral infection, sometimes hormonal changes can also trigger them, but usually they are benign. Shingles leave a long last painful rash, it is different. ...Read more

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After pregnancy I developed hives which lasted for 4 years until I fell pregnant again, then again after birth they have come back is this common?

After pregnancy I developed hives which lasted for 4 years until I fell pregnant again, then again after birth they have come back is this common?

Happens: Chronic urticaria is a great mystery and ongoing research into is pathophysiology still has not elucidated all the answers. It may be a certain hormonal balance that influences your urticaria. Treatment is the same no matter what, a daily antihistamine. If you are pregnant or breasfeeding, zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) are good choices. ...Read more

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How to get cure from hives over hand and body? Is this the symptomps of pregnancy?

How to get cure from hives over hand and body? Is this the symptomps of pregnancy?

Urticaria: If she can find causative agent, avoid it! Otherwise, it's chronic idiopathic urticaria (http://goo. Gl/gjgiJK, http://goo. Gl/eGJKSQ & https://goo. Gl/MwFpzp). I would not use hives as a sign of pregnancy but would recommend taking pregnancy test (her, not you) b/c Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPP) occurs in last trimester (http://goo. Gl/Wile3o & http://goo. Gl/8w3CwX). ...Read more

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I have hives from an unknown cause. I am taking 1 xyzal (levocetirizine) daily. I am planning for pregnancy. Is it safe?

I have hives from an unknown cause. I am taking 1 xyzal (levocetirizine) daily. I am planning for pregnancy. Is it safe?

Probably: Xyzal (levocetirizine) is listed as a class b drug. That means that it does not cause birth anomalies or miscarriage in laboratory animals & there are no reports of such problems in infants of mothers who took xyzal while pregnant. Ethically clinical studies of drugs cannot be performed in pregnant women. Class b is the safest level we have. The decision to use is yours with your ob's guidance. ...Read more

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Can taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) everyday cause pregnancy problems? Are taking for chronic hives.

Can taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) everyday cause pregnancy problems? Are taking for chronic hives.

Probably safe.: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is class B which means it has been found safe to take during pregnancy. You should still discuss this with your OB doctor since your health situation could make a difference. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a treatment for your symptoms but does not explain why you are getting hives. This should be investigated. Chronic hives can be a simple problem or very complex and a sign of other disease. ...Read more

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Can I take Diclegis (nausea) and Zyrtec for my chronic hives? I am currently 8 weeks pregnant.

Can I take Diclegis (nausea) and Zyrtec for my chronic hives? I am currently 8 weeks pregnant.

Better not: Combine diclegis and zyrtec, both contain antihistamine, and can cause CNS depression, stick only to one drug, see your doctor if no control, best wishes ...Read more

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I had sex about a week ago with my GF, she is now breaking out in hives, could it be because she is pregnant or a allergic reaction? Never had hives.

I had sex about a week ago with my GF, she is now breaking out in hives, could it be because she is pregnant or a allergic reaction? Never had hives.

Unlikely: But not impossible. Pregnancy can cause about any symptom you can come up with. Sorry. Use birth control. Or be prepared to deal with the consequences. That also includes life-long sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 21 weeks pregnant and my face just got hives amd swelling around the eyes?

What to do if I'm 21 weeks pregnant and my face just got hives amd swelling around the eyes?

Mgt: Your symptoms are consistent with an allergic reaction. An over the counter antihistamine may be taken, but if this does not control the symptoms, please let your OB specialist know. Did you try a new soap or face lotion? ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm 21 weeks pregnant and my face just got hives amd swelling around the eyes.?

What do you suggest if I'm 21 weeks pregnant and my face just got hives amd swelling around the eyes.?

Go to ER: Hives and swelling around the eyelids is not a normal finding, and spells trouble if it involves having orbital or eyelid cellulitis. Especially if you're pregnant, I would take no chances, and go to the ER and have it evaluated immediately, and get it treated. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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