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Is sulfasalazine effective in treating hives/allergies?

Is sulfasalazine effective in 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 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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Citalopram allergy = hives?

Citalopram allergy = hives?

Very rare: According to fda data less than 1% of individuals develop urticaria (hives) or anaphylaxis with citalopram. Citalopram can be ruled out as the cause of any anaphylaxis, skin rash or hives you develop after you have been on it for over 1 year. ...Read more

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Do hives from food allergies always mean anaphylactic reaction?

Do hives from food allergies always mean anaphylactic reaction?

Not always: Hives as a symptom along the continuium of allergic reactions. The concern is that the next time they are exposed to this allergen they may react more severely (anaphylaxis). This is definitely something you want to see your child's doctor about. ...Read more

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Allergy to formaldehyde. Can't find footwear that doesn't give me hives on my feet. What can I do?

Allergy to formaldehyde. Can't find footwear that doesn't give me hives on my feet. What can I do?

Go online &-: -Google formaldehyde free footwear. That's the only place 2 get the answer if there is 1. If you check footwear that is all canvas or fabric would be good but I don't know about the soles. ...Read more

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Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Chronic Urticaria CU: CU can be associated with various autoimmune disorders. Even in the absence of hypo- or hyperthyroidism, patients with thyroid autoantibodies are often poorly responsive to standard therapies and have more persistent disease. Studies have examined the use of thyroid supplementation in the treatment of CU, with mixed results. Best treatment for this condition is daily antihistamines. See Allergist. ...Read more

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I break out in random, red blotches all over my body. Sometimes they get very itchy, then they become hives. Skin allergy?

I break out in random, red blotches all over my body. Sometimes they get very itchy, then they become hives. Skin allergy?

Red blotches: It could be a skin allergy but also something taken internally like medicine or food could cause the red blotches. See an allergist for help. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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