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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
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
Allergy to formaldehyde. Can't find footwear that doesn't give me hives on my feet. What can I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If I had an allergy to a food and i take a Zyrtec (cetirizine) daily, will it prevent me from noticing symptoms like hives?
May: or may decrease the reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›