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Keep Breaking Hive
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
Food allergies, other: Food allergy, drug allergy are common causes of hives. Patients who are very allergic to grass pollens or animals can sometimes develop hives when touching them. Rarely, people with internal diseases, such as viral hepatitis, autoimmune diseases, HIV can have hives. There are also people who have hives for no reasons. Their hives can be triggered by heat, pressure, menstrual periods and stress. ...Read more
Not easy: Check for indoor allergens or pets. Have you had a flood or water leak at your home lately since this could cause increase in mold counts. Do you have any conflict with your spouse? Stress can induce hives as well. More importantly, do you have hives only when you are at your own home and not at another location? ...Read more
Does the fact I break out in hives when I pet dogs mean I am severely allergic as opposed to mild or moderate?
I believe that I have hives. This has been going on since oct 1 2013. Break outs are all over. What can I do? Or go to we now.
Hives: The first step in controlling hives is to identify the cause, if possible. If the source of the problem can be identified and avoided, try to avoid exposure to it in the future. A mild case of hives often disappears on its own after a few hours. A longer-lasting case should respond to the manufacturer's recommended dosage of an over-the-counter oral antihistamine. See your allergist for help. ...Read more
I am currently having a hive break out. I was just wondering if it's safe to take 3-4 10mg loratadine. That is all I have right now.?
Not safe: To take 3-4 tablets of loratadine 10 mg at once during a hive break out, 1-2 may be fine, in a 24 hours period, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can be another option, but don't exceed 300 mg total daily dose divided every 4-6 hours as needed. If hives are a chronic problem, please see an allergist or a dermatologist, you may need to keep epinephrine shots handy too, in case hives progress, good luck ...Read more
My body breaks out in hives after a shower everytime. None of my family members have this happen. I have changed all shower products also.
After taking my shower I break out in hives this started about 10 days ago some days thire real bad other days light they go away in 3-4 hours?
Partial explanation.: Although inhalation of mold spores can rarely cause hives in people who are allergic to them, mold counts are usually elevated after the rain especially when it is followed by hot, windy, and dry days. When the weather is humid, certain molds (ascospores) may release spores but when it is raining all of the spores are washed down. Mold allergy is more likely if you have hay fever or asthma. ...Read more
Possible: This is possible but it is more likely from making the water too hot. ...Read more
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
? unrelated: But you need to be seen, the best to judge initially would be your primary doctor. Hives can be acute or chronic, if not related to a certain food or medicine, most of the time follow a viral URI (acute), and most of the time have no specific cause thatwe know of (the chronic type). Whether the mild hallucinations are related or related to any medicine you are on, yet to be known, c ur MD, goodluck ...Read more
Hives: Hives/urticaria are most commonly form some allergen, wither a new food or grooming product as you state. But also can be an external allergen such as pollen, dust, mold, danders, insects, trees, grass, etc etc. Anxiety can also cause a "stress induced urticaria." Try the OTC meds, and if they do not work, get the Dr. To evaluate you. Best wishes. ...Read more