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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Urticaria And Angioedema

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Are there any serious potential complications of urticaria and angioedema?

Are there any serious potential complications of urticaria and angioedema?

Depends on cause: The risk of severe laryngeal swelling or throat swelling depends on the cause of your hives and swelling. This risk can be high in food/ drug allergy but may be low some chronic hive disorder. An accurate diagnosis can help stratify risk. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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How do doctors treat urticaria and angioedema?

How do doctors treat urticaria and angioedema?

Antihistamines: Most physicians will treat urticaria with antihistamines. Often this requires higher than standard doses. In severe cases of angioedema, physicians often prescribe injectable epinephrine. Sometimes steroids are used to get the hives under control but often switched as soon as possible. It is helpful to see an allergist to try and identify any allergic triggers. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have angioedema or urticaria?

Blood tests: It is not an issue for self diagnosis as it requires blood tests to diagnose angioedema. ...Read more

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I've been suffering with chronic idiopathic urticaria & Angioedema for 6 months now. I still need 1/2 a tablet of 25 mg every 48 hrs. Want to cure it.

Urticaria/angioedema: The chronic idiopathic type (if no cause is found) can last much longer, and resolves on its own, and nobody can predict when exactly will it resolve, most important is symptom control. You mentioned half a tablet of the 25 mg every 48 hours!! of which drug? If it is an antihistaminic of any kind, that's a minimal dose and probably you won't need more, if it is a steroid, better taper it, C ur MD ...Read more

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How long can a chronic urticaria last? Apparentely it is related with hashimoto thyroiditis. Any idea? Its been 1year of hives and angioedemas.

How long can a chronic urticaria last? Apparentely it is related with hashimoto thyroiditis. Any idea? Its been 1year of hives and angioedemas.

Can be a long time: The association with hashimoto's thyroiditis is generally just thought to be that people who make antibodies to one thing inappropriately (thyroid) are more likely to make antibodies to other things inappropriately (mast cell receptors which can be a cause for urticaria). Most chronic urticarias last 2 weeks to 2 months, but 10-20% can last more than 2 years. ...Read more

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Severe urticaria & angioedema every day for 10 weeks now. Allergy tests show nothing. Not responding to antihistamine, steriods, or prednisone. Help!

Hives: I assume you saw an allergist, if not please do so. When steroids and antihistamines do not help, your doctor can suggest stronger medications. Their pros and cons should be discussed first. ...Read more

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22yr female. Experience the following symptoms: angioedema, chronic urticaria, anaphylaxis, bone/muscle pain etc, is this systemic mastocytosis?

22yr female. Experience the following symptoms: angioedema, chronic urticaria, anaphylaxis, bone/muscle pain etc, is this systemic mastocytosis?

Serum tryptase level: You're certainly describing an entity that sounds histamine mediated but of course can be due to other causes and mediators.
Does she have urticaria pigmentosa?
Have you done a serum tryptase level?
To my knowledge the one definitive diagnostic is a bone marrow bx.
The other lab I look at to asses a histamine mediated process is anti high affinityfc epsilon receptor antibodies.
Any meds? ...Read more

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Hives/angioedema abruptly 12 days post-microdiskectomy. Night sweats since surgery too. All infection tests (-). Delayed drug reaction? Off all meds.

Hives/angioedema abruptly 12 days post-microdiskectomy. Night sweats since surgery too. All infection tests (-). Delayed drug reaction? Off all meds.

Please see your MD: Who might refer you to an allergist/immunologist. With angioedema you should keep epinephrine handy. The allergist will sift through history and try to find a cause, which isn't present for most cases. Good luck ...Read more

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Does every urticaria and angiodema case end up in anaphilaxis shock?

Does every urticaria and angiodema case end up in anaphilaxis shock?

Depends on the cause: This depends on the cause. Most cases do not, however, food and drug allergy has potential to cause severe reactions. An accurate diagnosis is important to help determine risk. ...Read more

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Is it true that every urticaria and angiodema case ends up in anaphilaxis shock?

Is it true that every urticaria and angiodema case ends up in anaphilaxis shock?

No: Only a tiny %. If you have recurring episodes they will usually be the same. Consult a dermatologist about it. Be sure to bring all meds & vits etc. Do you take a BP med (ace inhibitor)? ...Read more

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I have borderline milk and maize allergy results, yet why are my reactions so extreme if b'line? Awful daily urticaria, facial angiodema, eczema.

History is more imp: Believe you are referring to rast testing, and you are describing urticaria/angioedema, which might be due to food allergy, symptom scores, if directly related to ingestion of milk/maize, are more reliable in establishing a diagnosis despite border line rast, however most of the time no specific cause could be found, at any rate you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist, good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I was diagnosed with have chronic urticaria, angiodema in 2011. Have had 30 anaphylaxis since I'm take antihistamines, break out in hives daily. Developing lipomas & cysts everywhere.?

Hi I was diagnosed with have chronic urticaria, angiodema in 2011. Have had 30 anaphylaxis since I'm take antihistamines, break out in hives daily. Developing lipomas & cysts everywhere.?

Allergist: I recommend seeing an allergist/immunologist. Often high dose antihistamines and other meds are needed to get control. Also you need to be evaluated to find out if the episodes are the urticaria/angioedema or truly anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Why do angioedema and hives usually happen together?

Hives/Angioedema: Both are typically triggered by the same mechanism which is the release of histamine from mast cells and basophils. ...Read more

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Are daily hives breakouts a common symptom of angioedema?

Are daily hives breakouts a common symptom of angioedema?

They can be: Chronic hives are thought to be an autoimmune reaction to the cells that make histamine, and can be associated with swelling of the lips and tongue. This type of angioedema is usually itchy and rarely affects the back of the throat or causes trouble breathing. The hereditary form of angioedema does not cause hives and does not itch, but can cause trouble breathing. See an allergist for more info. ...Read more

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Why would she be breaking out with hives everyday. She was diagnosed with angioedema.?

Severe allergic Dx: Hyper allergic response. I don't know who or what age person you are speaking about, but a combination of zyrtec (cetirizine) and rantidine, appropriate for size and age will usually work. An allergy work up should be undertaken. ...Read more

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I've had chronic hives for 2 yrs. Dr cannot find cause. What are chances of me suffering from angioedema and having a severe reaction?

Angioedema ; hives: Sometimes it's not possible to pinpoint the cause of hives and angioedema, especially when these conditions become chronic or recur. Hereditary angioedema is a rare inherited form of the condition. It's related to low levels or abnormal functioning of certain blood proteins (c1 inhibitors) that play a role in regulating how your immune system functions. Get an allergy test and blood work test. ...Read more

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17 days post-microdiskectomy; night sweats ever since. Hives/angioedema showed up day 10, first time in life. Back is doing great. Possible causes?

17 days post-microdiskectomy; night sweats ever since. Hives/angioedema showed up day 10, first time in life. Back is doing great. Possible causes?

As usual not obvious: I'm a little concerned about night sweats. The surgeon would be very concerned if associated with objective fever, and we know (rarely) hives can be associated with bacterial infection. Did you receive preventative antibiotics with surgery? Surgery per say wouldn't cause hives. Sounds like you are please with outcome, so stress hives seem unlikely. ...Read more

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My dr diagnosed idiopathic angioedema of my lips (had hives 8 months ago)It's been 30hrs, swelling slightly less. How long to go down? Compress? H or C

Depends on cause: Most angioedema should subside by 30 hrs. If you have had recurrent bouts of angiioedema lasting for more than 2-3 days, then you need to get evaluated for hereditary angioedema. Do note that the cause may not be established despite extensive studies. If this was the fist episode, then it may or may not recur. See an allergist if the problem persists or worsens. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Johnston
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Angioedema (Definition)

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