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I've been trying to conceive for 2 yrs & scared my tubes could be blocked. I had severe internal hives in the past. Could they cause blocked tubes?
See a doctor: If you've tried for 2 years, a good gynecologist or fertility doc can help. Tubal problems are fairly common, but you can only tell by testing. I am not completely sure what 'internal hives' are, but unless you refer to pelvic inflammatory disease/pid, it's not likely. Good luck! ...Read more
Everytime I get bit by a mosquito I break out on my inner thighs. Bit lately it's been worse. I'm. It sure if its mosquitoes at this point sometimes I wake up and my inner thighs is filled with hives sometimes they appear and leave within the same hou?
On Flagyl for c diff. Noticed 1 small hive, but I get some hives anyway at times, tho not on inner arm like now. Dr said continue med. Should i?
Follow advice: You doctor knows more about your health and medical history and you should follow her/his advice. ...Read more
Itching hives come and go inner thighs pop up I can't let my legs to touch it bothers them they only stay for a few hours what is it I have pics?
I'm breaking out in hives looks like scratches on my back inner thighs Arms shoulders in head I've been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 hours and isn't workin?
I have itchy, small red bumps that look like hives on my inner thigh an arms and face is itching now as well the more I itch the small red bumps I see?
I suggest you see: A dermatologist for diagnosis and treatmentGet a more detailed answer ›
I've been on methimazole for 6 yrs & recently have developed itchy hives on my chest/inner arms/scalp/neck/ears and occasionally back & legs-related?
What would cause hives that come and go throughout the day, appearing symmetrically? Ex. Ears then subside; armpits then subside; inner thighs, etc.
See a dermatologist: Begin with a diagnosis. If hives, is it physical (dermographism) or allergic or other. How long? If hives daily for more than 6 weeks, likely chronic urticaria, which is not an allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a poor choice because it is more of a sleeping pill which should never be used if you drive or work. Zyrtec (generic ceterizine) is more effective and much safer. You can also try 1 or 2 claratin. ...Read more
I have been suffering with chronic idiopathic urticaria on and off for 10 years. I seem to be having hives internally. Plz help?
Urticaria: The cause of chronic urticaria can be very elusive. Obvious allergies are often not present. An allergist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more
Find trigger first: If a trigger for the hives is found, this should be avoided. If no obvious trigger, antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) allegra, zyrtec are indicated for treatment of hives. An allergist can assist in finding the trigger and developing a treatment plan for the hives. Sometimes different doses of antihistamines are used or combinations with other medications are used to obtain control. ...Read more
Don't worry!: Hive are uncomfortable, but not dangerous or contagious. For acute hives, the cause is frequently found and easily treated with antihistamines and avoiding the trigger. For chronic hives (>6 weeks), an allergist can assist in finding the trigger and a treatment plan that does not include steroids. Don't panic...Anxiety may aggravate hives. ...Read more
Very rare: It is rare for idiopathic hives (spontaneous hives without an obvious cause) to be deadly. Some people may get swelling of the lips or tongue, but it only rarely affects the breathing. If it does, Epinephrine can be lifesaving. Allergic reactions (to food, insect stings, medications, etc.) can cause hives and can be deadly. Again, Epinephrine is the treatment. See an allergist for more info. ...Read more
Hive treatment: Hives (urticaria) are common affecting up to 25% of the population. Hives are not dangerous, but very uncomfortable. The majority of people respond well to antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, etc. It's best to avoid Prednisone (steroids). An allergist can assist if symptoms are not improving. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Hives are very common affecting 25% of the population. If the trigger of the hives can be identified, then avoid the trigger. To decrease the itching and redness, an antihistamine such as allegra, zyrtec, claritin, Clarinex or xyzal (levocetirizine) can help without causing a lot of drowsiness. Usually antihistamines and time will work; if not, an allergist can help find the trigger and offer other treatments. ...Read more
Allergist can help: Hives can be challenging when it comes to determining a trigger, especially if the hives have gone on for > 6 weeks (chronic hives). An allergist or dermatologist can assist in determining the hives. Generally, only a few tests are needed; even then, frequently the "cause" may remain unsolved, but don't miss an opportunity to find the solution. ...Read more
Topicals don't work: Hives are caused by the release of a substance called histamine, which causes the characteristic "wheal and flare" skin reaction. Creams don't work because they do nothing to prevent histamine release. Try allegra, (fexofenadine) which is now otc; if that doesn't work, your hives may be due to an internal trigger, and your doctor will need to run some tests to find it. ...Read more
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 for acute hives. 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
Daily antihistamine: Most people with chronic hives have an internal imbalance in their allergy system. The hives are not caused by some external substance. Daily antihistamine, otc, is usually effective. If taking an otc antihistamine daily for a week does not control the hives, an allergist can help. ...Read more