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There is a lot of swelling and possible hives what's wrong with me?

There is a lot of swelling and possible hives what's wrong with me?

Hives: If this is an new problem, you may to identify a new medication, supplement or food you ingested. Some hives and swelling can be self limited and go away within a few weeks.. If this is a chronic condition, more than 6 weeks, seek the opinion of an allergist. ...Read more

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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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Why my boyfriend has possible hives/definite rash?

Why my boyfriend has possible hives/definite rash?

More Information: Please clarify what the rash looks like. If it is hives, it is usually caused by a non-specific stimulation of the allergic part of the immune system. If they persist, see an allergist to help you determine what testing and treatments he needs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for hives to last a few days? I'm extremely stressed.

Is it possible for hives to last a few days? I'm extremely stressed.

Yes: Acute hives can last days up to 6 weeks. If hives last longer than 6 weeks it is called chronic hives. Sometimes chronic hives will last years or even decades. While hives are itchy, they are not dangerous or contagious! stress may aggravate hives.... ...Read more

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Is it possible after hives occur from drug ingestion, resolved, then develope into. Sjs? I need the source regarding ur statement.

Is it possible after hives occur from drug ingestion, resolved, then develope into. Sjs? I need the source regarding ur statement.

Independent: Hives and sjs carry different mechanisms, although they may occur together, it is rare to have them together as a reaction to a medication. In short if you have hives from a medication, it is unlikely to develop into sjs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hives due to febreeze?

Is it possible to get hives due to febreeze?

Yes: It is possible to develop hives to febreeze or any fragranced air freshener. Fragrance is a very common irritant to skin and it is possible to develop an allergy to anything at anytime. If you google "febreeze causing hives" you will find that numerous people have reported this. Discontinue use of febreeze and see your dermatologist if hives persist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hives from simply holding a new pet rabbit?

Is it possible to get hives from simply holding a new pet rabbit?

Yes: Hives with direct skin contact is called "contact urticaria." this can occur with holding nearly any furry pet including rabbits. Other associated symptoms could be itchy watery red eye, runny, stuffy nose, sneezing and coughing. An allergist could confirm with testing if rabbit allergy is present, but it sure sounds likely. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hives for no reason? I have no allergies, but break out in them occasionally.

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

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Is it possible to have hives 8 hours after eating seafood?

Unlikely: An allergic reaction to food in general usually occurs within 2 hours after eating. Some people allergic to red meat may not develop symptoms until 4 to 6 hrs later. ...Read more

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After years of taking Lisinopril and allegra, (fexofenadine) is it possible to develop hives from either or both when neither occurred previously?

After years of taking Lisinopril and allegra, (fexofenadine) is it possible to develop hives from either or both when neither occurred previously?

Possible: It is technically possible to develop a reaction to a medication at any time. However, I would probably look for other causes first. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications due to hives?

Not much: There are usually not many complications from hives outside of the psychological distress. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are the possible causes of recurring hives on my weimaraner?

I'm curious as to what are the possible causes of recurring hives on my weimaraner?

Your vet would know: Good question. A well trained vet would be able to determine the causes of hives on dogs. It may be different than triggers for humans. ...Read more

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Does chronic hives signal possible future anaphylaxis reaction?

Does chronic hives signal possible future anaphylaxis reaction?

No: These are two separate entities. It is often difficult to identify the cause of chronic hives, and less often for anaphylaxis. But unlike some other allergic phenomena, there is no progression from hives to anaphylaxis. The best step you can take is to see an allergist to try to understand why you're having hives. ...Read more

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How much can a 170lb man take for allergic reaction; hives, swelling, possible trouble swallowing?

How much can a 170lb man take for allergic reaction; hives, swelling, possible trouble swallowing?

If you have trouble: Swallowing you may have something called angioedema, which is reactionary swelling of the mucosal surfaces and blood vessels, which can be serious enough to obstruct your breathing from throat swelling. Please proceed to the emergency room to be evaluated. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) taken at 25 or 50 mg oral doses may alleviate some swelling and itching. ...Read more

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What are hives?

Itchy, red, raised.: Hives are itchy, red, raised lesions on the skin and they usually happen after contact with or ingestion of something you're allergic to. Try some benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cold packs, and see your doctor if they get worse! ...Read more

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What are hives?

Skin rash: That is characteristically raised, evanscent, and itchy. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

What causes hives?

Many causes: There are many causes of hives and these include infections, medications, bee/wasp stings, food allergies, environmental allergies, stress, cold temperatures, and exercise amongst other rarer causes. Oftentimes, hives are idiopathic, meaning there is no known cause.

For further evaluation and management, consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

Usually allergic rxn: Usually it is caused by an allergic reaction, like contacting something you're allergic to touch. Consult your physician. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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Are hives chronic?

Depends: Hives can be acute and last less than 1 day- 1 week or they can be chronic lasting greater than 6 weeks. Acute hives often have a trigger- such as food, medication, bug bite, venom sting, or pet allergy. However, they can also coincide with infections and the cause may not be easy to identify. Hives that are chronic >6 weeks require evaluation by an allergist and often have no known cause. ...Read more

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How to trat hives?

How to trat hives?

Avoid and take meds: Hives are generally treated by removing the offending trigger and taking antihistamines (loratadine, Cetirizine or fexofenadine) or glucocorticoids if lesions are severe. ...Read more