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Thyroid And Chronic Hives Treatment
What r the symptoms, tests, and treatment for autoimmune urticaria? Is au the same thing as chronic idiopathic hives or is there a distinction?
Treat the cause!: Good morning, good morning, urticaria refers to hives, due to changes in blood flow to skin due to certain neuro-chemicals. Autoimmune urticaria suggests an association of these chemicals being released as a result of immune system fighting your own cells producing antibodies against nuclear components of cells such as those of thyroid glands (thyroiditis), intestines, pancreas, skin, kidneys etc. ...Read more
Causes rarely known: We rarely find the cause for hives that last longer than 4 weeks. Individual hives last less than 24 hours and don't leave any scars are usually benign (not due to some bad disease), even if they are very itchy and make you miserable. Initial treatment is with high doses of antihistamines. If unsuccessful, there are protocols as to how to proceed. See a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more
Stay cool.: If you have cholinergic urticariia you get tiny hives that grow & merge when skin temperature increases. This occurs with hot showers, hot weather, exercise & fever. Cooler showers, air conditioning, & tylenol for fevers will help. All antihistamines are useful but the best is thought to be periactin (cyproheptidine). In difficult cases i add Neurontin (gabapentin). Be prepared to be drowsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Starting Xolair tomorrow for chronic hives, given once a month, how long does this treatment usually last?
Rule of thumb: If you respond, you should get better in less than 2 months. There is no certain rule as to when to stop but 6 months would be what most would do once one has responded. I would stop the treatment if no response after 3 months. ...Read more
I have chronic hives 3 years now. I take 5mg of prednisone daily and started xolair 4 months ago. Is there any test I should have or other treatment. Both the prescription scare me for long term treatment?
CHRONIC HIVES: AFTER 3 YEARS YOU SHOULD SEE A DERMATOLOGIST OR AN ALLERGIST. ...Read more
Found out my chronic hives are due to my thyroid problem that I was just diagnosed with. Will the hives ever go away since its autoimmune?
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
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