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Does lupus sometimes cause itchy hives?

Does lupus sometimes cause itchy hives?

Yes.: Hives may be the first symptom of autoimmune diseases like lupus. Hives that are a symptom of lupus are chronic. That means that you suffer from hives everyday or nearly everyday for at least 6 weeks. Still when looking at all patients with chronic hives less than 1% have lupus. The presence of chronic hives is a very good reason to visit a board-certified allergist who can rule lupus in or out. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Husband has itchy hives after hot showers. should he worry, and is he more prone to hives from cold such as a cold pool, too? no hives at other times.

Husband has itchy hives after hot showers. should he worry, and is he more prone to hives from cold such as a cold pool, too? no hives at other times.

? Cholinergic: Urticaria, developing hives when exposed to warmth, or hot weather, together with cold urticaria, are kind of urticaria due to physical agents, usually no clear reason for it and usually disappears on its own, better see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, and this link http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/basics/prevention/con-20034524 ...Read more

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Can chronic anxiety cause itchy hives on chest?

Can chronic anxiety cause itchy hives on chest?

Possible: Anxiety and stress have been known to induce or aggravate hives. However this diagnosis is usually made after the common causes have been ruled out. The most common type consists of small red itchy bumps called cholinergic urticaria. ...Read more

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How long do itchy hives last?

How long do itchy hives last?

Unpredictable: Unfortunately this is one of the most difficult if not impossible questions to answer. For hives as a result of a food allergy they should only last a day or 2 as long as the food is not continued. The problem comes in when the underlying source is not clear. Arbitrarily after 6 weeks hives are labeled chronic. The short answer is hives can last minutes to a lifetime. ...Read more

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MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

Not unusual: The body's defense declines towards the night to allow one to fall asleep. Thus nearly all symptoms tend to worsen at night. Try antihistamine after dinner. If still not controlled, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Itchy hives all over body now have itchy clear bumps on hands what is this?

Itchy hives all over body now have itchy clear bumps on hands what is this?

Hives: Hives can be an allergic reaction to food or medications. It is important to be evaluated by a physician to eliminate any potential causes and to be recommended appropriate oral antihistamines. Occasionally, oral steroids may be needed as well. If the hand blisters are on the palm, it could represent a severe allergic reaction known as erythema muliforme. You should see a physician quickly. ...Read more

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Can itchy hives be a symptom of hiv or std/sti?

Almost never: Hives are rarely if ever a symptom of HIV or any other STD. You'll need to look to other causes. ...Read more

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What can cause huge itchy hives that last for 2 days? Responds to antihistamine but returns hours later. No known allergies but strong family history.

What can cause huge itchy hives that last for 2 days? Responds to antihistamine but returns hours later. No known allergies but strong family history.

Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. See Allergist ...Read more

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I am currently on minocin (minocycline) to treat my acne but I think I am getting itchy hives?

I am currently on minocin (minocycline) to treat my acne but I think I am getting itchy hives?

Possible allergy: You might be allergic to the antibiotic, to something else, or your hives might be due to a viral infection. Check in with the prescribing physician before stop the antibiotic. If you stop the antibiotic and the hives resolve within a few days consider yourself allergic to tetracyclines until you are evaluated for this allergy by a physician. ...Read more

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I'm getting itchy hives on my legs up to my waist. Making it hard to sleep. Any remedies?

I'm getting itchy hives on my legs up to my waist. Making it hard to sleep. Any remedies?

Antihistamines: The easiest step to take at first that may provide some relief would be an over the counter antihistamine taken daily and up to twice daily if needed. You could try zyrtec, loratadine, allegra, (fexofenadine) etc. If this does not help you should consider seeing an allergist for more involved testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to albuterol? Really itchy hives developed in groin area (havent really need albuterol in a while but now i do)

Is it possible to be allergic to albuterol? Really itchy hives developed in groin area (havent really need albuterol in a while but now i do)

Remote: I have never heard of it especially when little albuterol enters your blood stream. If suspect that you may have a viral infection which has exacerbated your asthma and it is the viral infection which has caused the rash. I am more concerned over your asthma and you should see your doc soon about it since regular use can actually worsen your asthma. ...Read more