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Itchy Hives Lupus
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a specific test to check for lupus?My mom has it.I get very swollen joints when I go in the sun also itchy rash/hives.I feel horrible!
Yes: But as with all illnesses, the test results need be interpreted along with the symptoms and physical findings. ...Read more
I occasionally have outbreaks of itchy hives on ankles & body that last up to 2 weeks. Could they be a symptom of my hayfever?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My 2 year old son has non-itchy hives and his belly looks quite distended. He is behaving normally. ?
My 5 yr old daughter is getting itchy hives about her body chest area at night after her shower any suggestions?
My bf's legs broke out into itchy hives after he went for a walk wearing shorts in the cool air. Is this dangerous?
Hives: Can be cold-induced. Usually not dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A deep scrape on my leg healed with a yellowy-white pus forming a thick scab with blood. But why are there painfully itchy hives surrounding the scab?
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
Everytime I get into water (bath, pool, lake ect) I get extremely itchy hives on my neck chest and back. What could be causing this?
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
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