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Medicine For Hives
If you were to get hives from reacting badly to medicine, do the hives have to appear all over the body or can they be in a tiny spot only?
Hives from: a medication allergy are generally all over (and can be dangerous if this swelling occurs in the upper airways!!) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Antihistamine: It depends on what the cause for your hives may be. Unfortunately, although hives can usually be controlled with antihistamine, we often can't find the cause for them. If the hives have lasted over 6 weeks, see an allergist. Otherwise, keep on scratching if otc antihistamine fails. ...Read more
Can hives from reacting to medicine show up days after taking it or do they have to show up within hours?
Sometimes: the allergic reaction involving skin is DELAYED however if previously "sensitized" (exposed to the allergen with a delayed response in the past) the reaction can not only be immediate it can involve the airways and result in a dangerous reaction (anaphylaxis) ! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Hives treatment: If your diagnosis is correct, you can try any otc allergy meds like claritin, (loratadine) allergra, zyrtec or their equivalent generic forms. If it does not improve or you have hives more than 6 weeks, you should see either a dermatologist or an allergist. Remember hive lesions do not stay at the same place for more than 1 day. If they do, see a doctor to have an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
2 separete things: For hives, as far as over the counter medications, then Diphenhydramine (benedry) can work well esp for itching. For fever and pain, if your child is above 6 mos, then Ibuprofen is best. For 2-6 mos, Acetaminophen will work. Dosing for these meds can be found online. The better question is why is you child having both of these normally separate problems, he should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get mild hives when i take nsaids. If i used a patch or an ointment w an nsaid type of drug in it, would that also bother me? Would reaction be less
Husband broke out in hives yesterday all over his body, went to ER, treated with oral medicine & 2 shots, pretty much cleared up at ER. 2 hours later, he was covered in them. Suffered through them all night, and still has them now, as well as a very per
Probably allergic to: something that is still in his system. So initial symptoms were controlled by medicines but came back when they wore off. Was he given any oral medications to take, or told what to do if symptoms came back? If not, see your doc or return to the ED. Emergently if any breathing difficulty. ...Read more
Subtle: hives can occur as part of an allergy syndrome. people with chronic hives or who have an inborn low threshold for hives have difficulty differentiating simple hives from drug allergy. If the drug reaction is IgE-mediated, or occurs via a similar pathway without IgE, then one would expect additional symptoms other than hives (breathing problem, dizzy, nausea, swelling, headache, etc) ...Read more
See an allergist: The best treatment for hives is to avoid whatever is causing them; an allergist can help with the identification. In the majority of cases in which no cause can be identified, prescription medications can be vastly more effective than what is available over the counter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Hives may be caused by many things including viral infections. Some drugs like opiates trigger certain types of cells to release histamine and thereby causing hives. Only on rare occasions are hives caused by airborne allergens. On the other hand, drug allergy can indeed cause hives. ...Read more
Is it possible after hives occur from drug ingestion, resolved, then develope into.Sjs?I need the source regarding ur statement.
I've been having hives for 5 months and it's been very stressful and irritating. I'm tired of medicines. What should I do? Am I dying? No docs Help
Chronic Urticaria: 19 year old lady with a concern about chronic hives. Visit a dermatologist. There are several causes of chronic urticaria and the underlying trigger needs to be determined. A full exam is required because medical conditions can cause this problem Do not let this problem make you angry. Focus on addressing problems calmly and with resolve. There are treatments and you should see MD ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
I gotten hives again. They haven't happened for few months. I've had Flucloxacillin recently. Although hives started at end of medicine treatment
Hives: Most probably not related to the antibiotic, however note that you had a reaction towards the end of treatment next time a doctor prescribes an antibiotic of the same kind, you want to take the first dose in the doctor's office or in hospital waiting area, wait for an hour, if no reaction, continue,as for the hives, just take an antihistaminic for now, if no improvement see an allergist or dermato ...Read more