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Sulfasalazine Treating Hives Allergies
Yes, but...: Urticaria (hives) are often due to a food or medication reaction when acute & are usually easily managed with antihistamines. When hives do not respond to antihistamines or become chronic, anti-inflammatory medicines are often used. First-line treatment is usually with corticosteroids, but when hives persist, other anti-inflammatory agents including sulfasalazine have been used with some success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
What makes hives come out, and do the different types of allergies cause different sizes or different types of hives?
Antihistamine: It depends on what the cause for your hives may be. Unfortunately, although hives can usually be controlled with antihistamine, we often can't find the cause for them. If the hives have lasted over 6 weeks, see an allergist. Otherwise, keep on scratching if otc antihistamine fails. ...Read more
Several causes: The most common causes of hives are allergy, autoimmunity, and physical stimuli. Foods or drugs can cause hives - peanut and shellfish are common food allergens, and Ibuprofen and penicillin are common drug allergens. Some hives are due to physical stimuli such as cold, heat, pressure or stroking of the skin. ...Read more
Yes if when with dog: Any severe allergy can cause hives in the allergic person, so yes, hives could be due to a dog. More people are allergic to cats than are allergic to dogs, by a large percentage, but some people have life- threatening dog allergies. Severe reactions can include eye swelling, throat- closing, coughing and asthma, and shock, as well as skin rashes including hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broke out into hives, maybe 40 over body. Its been 2 days. Should I be worried and see a Dr? Or just take OTC allergy meds and it should go away?
Depends on trigger: Urticaria (hives) is common, affecting up to 20% of the population. Acute hives is defined as periodic outbreaks of red, raised itchy lesions that resolve within 6 weeks. Common viral and bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and insect stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more
What are the causes of daily hives. I know its an allergy to something but having no luck with testing.?
Chronic urticaria: Sounds like you have chronic urticarial. While allergies may play a role of causation in many of these cases, others are caused by environmental circumstances - hot or cold environment, stress, or other non-allergic conditions. Still best to work with allergist to find out what your triggers may be and explore alternative options for treatment. ...Read more
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