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Are skin-prick allergy tests accurate/trustworthy? I still get occasional hives & worry about foods, but my allergy test showed no food reactions.
Hives - not allergy: Prick skin tests are helpful if positive and the patient has a history suggestive of allergy. They are insufficient to make a diagnosis of food allergy by themselves. Hives, in most cases, are not a sign of allergy, particularly in chronic cases. Also, the likelihood of new food allergies at your age is very low. Unless there are there symptoms and antihistamines control your symptoms. ...Read more
I get 3 or 4 hives on days when i take nsaids, but i also occasionally get hives on days when i haven't taken a thing. So, is this an allergy or not?
Had occasional bouts of hives most of life + see health profile. I have a tendency 2 get sick (w/ mid to very high fever) a lot, like 6-10 times/year. What could cause this? What can I do?
Have occasional mild hives that get worse with ibuprofen. don't know if this means i have ibuprofen allergy. if so, am i allergic to aspirin too?
How can u tell if hives r due to drug allergy or just chronic hives? I get hives after taking pills, but also occasionally on days when i take nothing
Hives: This is difficult to answer without knowing what pills you are taking, some can linger in your system. Best to see an allergist and sort it all out. ...Read more
Is it possible to get hives for no reason? I have no allergies, but break out in them occasionally.
That's usually the case: Most of the time hives have no clear reason, there are different forms of hives (urticaria) with different known reasons, sometimes hidden, if you really suffer, having those hives more often and for prolonged periods, or not controlled,, see an allergist. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...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?
I want to wean off the Sertraline to see if it's a cause for the chronic hives w occasional angiodema. Can anyone reco a safe taper wout withdrawal. ?
Missing Diagnosis: You might be suffering from a condition called chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives) and angioedema (swelling). If your symptoms have been persistent for >6 weeks with no identifiable trigger this could be the problem. This condition is not due to any medication or food triggers. This is a diagnosis of exclusion so see an Allergist in order to determine cause of symptoms and recommend treatment. ...Read more
Occasional atypical lymphocytes present, & normochromic rbc's, along with LDH of 280 (normal high is 237) and swollen mediastinal lymphnodes, history asthma only, w/ chronic hives, what's this point 2?
Depends: These results can bee found if you are recovering from illness. Since you have a history of asthma with chronic hives, these findings can also be reactive to hypersensitivity. You should be monitored by repeat labs to see if these changes resolve with time. Follow with your PCP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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