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What sort of test I have to get done to find out the cause of urticaria allergy that I have?

What sort of test I have to get done to find out the cause of urticaria allergy that I have?

Skin and blood tests: To evaluate urticaria (hives) that come more than one time, a doctor can first examine and talk with the patient. Then blood tests can be done, to check for abnormalities in the blood, as well as for antibodies to foods or other possible allergens causing the urticaria. At an allergist's office, skin tests can be done to look for reactions to possible allergens causing the hives. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Low vitamin D (15) on 10week 20,000iu x 3 weekly. Could deficiency cause urticaria? Blood test show grass and tree allergy , is this the cause?

Low vitamin D (15) on 10week 20,000iu x 3 weekly. Could deficiency cause urticaria? Blood test show grass and tree allergy , is this the cause?

Separate issues: Vitamin D deficiency is not a likely cause of urticaria. Allergy to pollen is a separate issue and needs different treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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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What allergies are the most likely causes of urticaria?

What allergies are the most likely causes of urticaria?

Food allergy: Urticaria is a common presentation of food allergy. The common food allergens r peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg white, wheat, seafood, etc. But any food can cause allergy. Urticaria can also happen w drug allergy, sometimes pollen/animal allergy, but not as often. Sometime urticaria can happen w no obvious reason. See an allergist if it bothers u often, or u suspect it is due to an allergy. ...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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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition ,or connective tissue disease,lupus erythrommatosus .You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis .Avoid sun exposure ,taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help .Consult the dermatologist ...Read more

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Dermatological, maybe allergy problem (urticaria) - cannot tell for sure. What should I do?

Dermatological, maybe allergy problem (urticaria) - cannot tell for sure.  What should I do?

Take antihistamines: If your urticaria has an obvious cause, like peanuts or shrimp, or if you are experiencing lip swelling, tongue swelling, trouble breathing or light-headedness you should see an allergist. Otherwise, try taking an otc antihistamine like Cetirizine or fexofenadine once or twice a day. The urticaria will often resolve on its own over time. If this doesn't work, see a doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more