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Thyroid And Chronic Hives Treatment
See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more
? Chronic urticaria: If you already had the hives for more than 6 weeks,most of the time there is no clear cause for it,but in your case you have hypothyroidism, many cases resolve with the correction of hypothyroidism, or the control of some auto-antibodies against your thyroid tissue,an endocrinologist would help you better, that relieve your fatigue,hi IgE is irrelevant, you can still have it with normal values, ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Hormone deficiencies/imbalances do not play a big role in causing asthma, but they can affect its severity. For instance, asthma in some women can worsen during pregnancy and that could be related to the hormonal changes creating a more pro-inflammatory state, but its not directly linked to its causation in the first place. Because asthma is multifactorial, both genes & environment play a big role. ...Read more
Allergy treatment: Ideally you should be tested to find out what you are allergic to. Once you know what you are allergic to, you should undertake environmental control of your environment. You can also undergo a desensitization program as well as taking antihistamines for your rhinitis and bronchodilators for your asthma ...Read more
Inflammatory arthritis dx. Recent lethargy and cold intolerance. TSH and T4 normal but thyroid antibodies positive. Treatment for thyroid needed?
Endocrinology input: as this is a relative issue, depends on the levels and types of antibodies present, needs an expert in thyroid disorders to give you a definitive answer and a follow up plan, you can try first an Endocrinologist on HealthTap, good luck ...Read more
Chronic urticaria: can be very tough to control, but treatment modalities are present, different protocols are used, needs first to be diagnosed right as so many types are there, chronic idiopathic urticaria is only diagnosed after exhausting all possible causes, and still there's treatment to control it, takes time, and compliance is important, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have controlled hypothyroidism by taking levothyroxine. However I have chronic allergies producing urticaria and rhinorhea. Which antihistamine best?
What r the symptoms, tests, & treatments for autoimmune urticaria? Is it different from chronic urticaria?
Not necessarily: Chronic urticaria ilasts longer than 6 weeks, and most of those are of unknown cause, chronic idiopathic urticaria (ciu). Part of ciu is due to autoimmunity. However, the tests for autoimmune urticaria may not be sspecific. Autoimmune urticaria may not respond to antihistamines alone. Such patients may require leukotriene antagonists, prednisone, dapsone, Cyclosporine and even ivig. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a chronic urticaria last? Apparentely it is related with hashimoto thyroiditis.. Any idea? Its been 1year of hives and angioedemas.
Can be a long time: The association with hashimoto's thyroiditis is generally just thought to be that people who make antibodies to one thing inappropriately (thyroid) are more likely to make antibodies to other things inappropriately (mast cell receptors which can be a cause for urticaria). Most chronic urticarias last 2 weeks to 2 months, but 10-20% can last more than 2 years. ...Read more
Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.
Can chronic autoimmune urticaria go into remission? Will taking levothyroxine for thyroid help stop the hives without taking antihistamines?
Yes: The average duration of chronic hives lasts for 5-6 years and thus remission is indeed possible. As for thyroid, I have only had one patient with thyroid antibodies benefited from thyroid replacement out of the many hundreds I have seen over the years. Usually antihistamine would be needed. Studies so far with thyroid replacement have mostly been negative. ...Read more
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
Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis w/nodule for the past 2yrs. The episodes are more frequent and my b/p is ↑despite meds. Can removal fix this?
Probably not: High blood pressure is not usually related to chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (hashimoto thyroiditis). Blood pressure elevation is usually seen in "hyper-thyroidism" not "hypo-thyroidism"; the latter is hashimoto thyroiditis. So, removing the nodule will probably not affect your blood pressure. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroidism due to autoinmune thyroiditis which doesn't respond to treatment with methimazole.Is the radiodine the best therapy?
Confusing: Thyroiditis induced hyperthyroidism is really "hyperthyroxinemia" as it's a high blood level of thyroid hormone due to dumping stored-up thyroid into the circulation, not actual over secretion. It's usually transient and goes away as you metabolize the hormone normally. Methimazole may take several months to work, since it only works on new hormone formation. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more
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What medication and supplements should chronic fatigue syndrome caused by EBV and hhv-6 be treated with?
Is chronic sinusitis treatment with prednisone (total 275mg in 20d)and antibiotics beneficial for diabetic with thyroid problems?Or priority tosurgery
Diagnosis: 20 days of Prednisone is too long for the treatment of sinusitis. The usual dose is 60 mg. Daily for 5 days. The Prednisone can have an effect on your blood sugar. If the cat scan reveals chronic sinusitis and you have been on multiple antibiotics and you are symptomatic, that is, yellow green nasal discharge, pain and pressure in the face for more than 90 days. Surgery is appropriate. ...Read more
I am suffering from acute and chronic follicular tonsilitis.Please suggest the treatment and diet?
Morning vertigo and groggy. I have hashimotos, asthma and lots of recent stress. Can Poorly managed Hashimotos cause sleep issues? TSH 6.5 right now
What are the treatment and or medication normally used to treat chronic appendix[ symptoms are ongoing pain, mild dihorrea, loss of appetite, unwell]?
Appendicitis: Appendicitis is typically treated with surgery. If it is severe antibiotics may be used. Pain medications can also be used. Chronic appendix pain may actually arrise from the gallbladder which should be looked at with an ultrasound. Any other questions? I am happy to consult. ...Read more
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