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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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Diagnosed with chronic urticaria, frequent severe nose bleeds, petechiae, flushing chest and face, cold intolerance, mild ibs, could these be relate?

Diagnosed with chronic urticaria, frequent severe nose bleeds, petechiae, flushing chest and face, cold intolerance, mild ibs, could these be relate?

See allergist: This sounds like an autoimmune process with several disease conditions going on. You may need the help of an allergist as well as a rheumatologist. ...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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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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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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Can chronic anxiety cause itchy hives on chest?

Can chronic anxiety cause itchy hives on chest?

Possible: Anxiety and stress have been known to induce or aggravate hives. However this diagnosis is usually made after the common causes have been ruled out. The most common type consists of small red itchy bumps called cholinergic urticaria. ...Read more

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Chronic urticaria not responding to antihistamines ?

Chronic urticaria not responding to antihistamines
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Urticaria: You may need to add a steroid cream to alleviate your symptoms. Have you had allergy testing done? have you seen a dermatologist? Use a non scented soap and lotion as not to further irritate your skin. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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Intense itching from increased body temperature. few small bumps. no wheel flare. Profuse sweating history. Miliara Rubra or cholinergic urticaria?

Intense itching from increased body temperature. few small bumps. no wheel flare. Profuse sweating history. Miliara Rubra or cholinergic urticaria?

Duration?: If the bumps subside within a few hours after the event, they are likely from cholinergic urticaria. Taking an antihistamine prior to the activity -> increase in body heat may prevent it from happening. ...Read more

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Can aquagenic urticaria occur on scalp?

Can aquagenic urticaria occur on scalp?

Yes: This is a rare condition and the scalp would be an usual location. The hives are quite small and resolve within an hour after water is removed. If it doesn't fit this description then it may be something else. ...Read more

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Severe headache due to chronic colds?

See below: Based on your description, it sounds as if you may have sinusitis as well. See your doctor for medication thst may help. ...Read more

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Chronic hives treatment ?

Allergy: Ask your doctor to be referred to an allergist. ...Read more

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Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?

Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?

Yes: Allergy is usually associated with itching at the affected organ but most itching are not caused by allergies. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without a skin rash. If the itching is caused by allergies (but not contact allergy), antihistamine in sufficient doses would work. In contact allergy involving the skin, topical cortisone works far better. ...Read more

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Macular rash or urticaria?

Easy question: Macules are flat. Papules are raised above the surrounding level of the skin. Hives are itchy papules where each hives lasts less than 24 hours. Hives often last for days to weeks but an individual hive lasts less than a day, resolves without leaving a mark on the skin, and may be replaced with other hives. ...Read more

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Reduce severe seasonal allergies?

Reduce severe seasonal allergies?

Meds & allergy shots: The best treatment for seasonal allergy is immunotherapy (allergy shots), which can cure the disease altogether. Medications such as antihistamines and nasal steroids are possible treatments as well. ...Read more

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What anemia causes severe itching?

ANEMIA ITCHING: The most common cause of itching in anemia, is iron-deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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Can hormone deficiencies/imbalances cause chronic , severe eczema and asthma?

Can hormone deficiencies/imbalances cause chronic , severe eczema and asthma?

No: Hormone deficiencies/imbalances do not play a big role in causing asthma, but they can affect its severity. For instance, asthma in some women can worsen during pregnancy and that could be related to the hormonal changes creating a more pro-inflammatory state, but its not directly linked to its causation in the first place. Because asthma is multifactorial, both genes & environment play a big role. ...Read more

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What causes chronic hives?

What causes chronic hives?

Chronic Urticaria: Agree with Dr. Al Hegab. The cause of chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria (hives) is currently unknown. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. No specific cause can be identified in most patients. Screening labs can be drawn by Allergist to see if hives caused by autoimmune condition including thyroid disorder. Typical screening labs include CBC/diff, CMP, TSH, ESR/CRP. ...Read more

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