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I am taking Plaquinel for skin lupus. Will I be able to be in the sun okay? Or will it still cause hives, rash, joint pain, exhaustion? Thanks

I am taking Plaquinel for skin lupus. Will I be able to be in the sun okay? Or will it still cause hives, rash, joint pain, exhaustion? Thanks

Sun is dangerous: however, there is nothing special about the plaquinel that I am aware of. Protect your skin, wear a broad brim hat, cover your skin, to prevent skin cancer and early aging. You can get all the effects you asked about, but relating it to the sun would be unpredictable in my opinion ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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What exactly is cold urticaria?

What exactly is  cold urticaria?

Hives: Cold urticaria is the development of urticaria or hives when one is exposed to a cold environment or other cold exposure (drink, ice). ...Read more

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What are the tests for urticaria?

What are the tests for urticaria?

Multiple: There are many because the causes of urticaria are many. Some of the tests are actually physical stimuli (temperature, vibration, etc). Most others will involve skin prick or blood testing: cbc, cmp, ana, esr, crp, tsh, food ige, total ige, just to name a few... This is generally very low yield though. A good allergist will help you sort through all the options. ...Read more

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Is chholingeric urticaria dangerous?

Is chholingeric urticaria dangerous?

Heat-induced hives: Cholinergic urticaria is a skin condition that is brought on by the physical trigger of increased warmth or blood flow to the skin (bringing warmth) or of a raised body temperature. Chemicals, including histamine, are released and cause the hives to develop. It is usually a benign albeit uncomfortable condition, does not have a clear cause, and can last for years. It does not usually leave scarri. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have urticaria?

Could it be something bad if I have urticaria?

Urticaria - hives: Most urticaria represent mild symptoms of allergy with a raised red bump on the skin and itching. They usually come on abruptly with a lot of itching. Most urticaria represent just a local skin reaction to some antigen. Local reactions are usually not very severe. The problem is that over time local reactions can progress to systemic reactions with repeated exposure, and that could cause high risk. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dermatographic urticaria?

What is the cause of dermatographic urticaria?

Histamine: Du is caused by histamine release from mast cells in the skin. It is caused by physical pressure on the skin and is not due to allergies. ...Read more

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I have urticaria. Which foods must not i eat ?

Urticaria : You only need to avoid the foods that give you symptoms. Urticaria can have many different causes, in some cases none are found. You should see an allergist for evaluation. Take care! ...Read more

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Is it possible to be cured permanently from urticaria?

Tough to say but: It really depends upon whether or not you have found a cause that triggers the hives. If so, then a cure comes from avoiding the item. Unfortunately most of the time allergists "look hard" but can't find the cause. However, over time , hives usually go away by themselves. Your immune system does the "healing." but until that happens taking anti-hiostamines can usually provide relief of itching. ...Read more

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Dangers of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Dangers of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Low risk: Potential Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects include GI intolerance, itching, rash, muscle weakness and eye inflammation (retinopathy). All of these risks are very low and the benefits of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) will far out weight the risks. ...Read more

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What could substitute for plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

For what treatment?: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat multiple different conditions. What would be appropriate to substitute would depend on how it is being used to treat your disease. ...Read more

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Is solar urticaria dangerous?

Is solar urticaria dangerous?

Usually not: Solar urticaria normally results in hives after sun exposure that is often accompanied with itching, burning, and rarely pain. Severe attacks are RARE but can manifest with malaise, light-headedness, nausea, bronchospasm, and/or syncope. If you have solar urticaria, I recommend taking an oral antihistamine about an hour before going outdoors and protecting your skin when outside. ...Read more

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Which allergies cause urticaria?

Which allergies cause urticaria?

Any allergy can.: Urticaria (hives) is due to true allergy only 10% of the time. Any type of allergy can cause the skin rash. Foods & drugs are the most common. Other causes can be physical (direct pressure on the skin; cold; change in skin temperature) or underlying diseases like thyroid or auto-immune disorders, infections, cancer, etc. Urticaria that lasts up tp 4 weeks is considered acute. Longer is chronic. ...Read more

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Urticaria and rash are the same?

Urticaria and rash are the same?

URTICARIA IS A RASH: Urticaria is type of rash also called hives.These are pale red raised itchy bumps. But all rashes are not urticaria. ...Read more

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Is goats meat can cause urticaria?

Yes, sometimes: Any food has the potential to trigger an allergic reaction including various meats. A food allergic reaction would occur after ingestion of the food. There are many causes of hives (urticaria) so if goat meat was eliminated from the diet and hives continue, then another reason for the hives should be considered. ...Read more

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Is Cholinergic Urticaria dangerous?

Is Cholinergic Urticaria dangerous?

No: Cholinergic urticaria (CU) is one of the physical urticaria (commonly referred to as hives), which is provoked during sweating events. Sometimes, this can be called a "heat rash." by some doctors. This is not a dangerous condition. ...Read more

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Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Not usually: Solar urticaria is not usually associated with anaphylaxis but cold urticaria may. Perhaps extensive exposure can cause problem but most people would have had a sunburn before further complication develops. ...Read more

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Can you explain what is solar urticaria?

Can you explain what is solar urticaria?

Reaction to sun.: Swelling and itiching that does not stay localized with negative blood tests. The body reacts to exposure to sunlight. This is distinguished from other conditions which cause sun sensitivity such as lupus. Treatment is antihistamines, sunscreen, and limiting sun exposure.Betacarotene orally can be useful in minimizing symptoms. ...Read more

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How to get cholinergic urticaria disease?

Urticaria: I assume you are asking for the cause of it, it is secondary to unstable mast cells in the skin and are triggered by contact with water. It is benign but annoying. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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