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Treat Urticaria Allergy
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
Antihistamines: Cholinergic urticaria (hives) is caused by increase in core body temperature with triggers like exercise with sweating, strong emotions, and bathing in hot water. Identify and avoid known triggers, avoid bathing in hot water and performing strenuous exercise during hot weather. Can take non-sedating antihistamines 1-2 times daily. Allergist can perform methacholine challenge in office to confirm. ...Read more
Any allergy can.: Urticaria (hives) is due to true allergy only 10% of the time. Any type of allergy can cause the skin rash. Foods & drugs are the most common. Other causes can be physical (direct pressure on the skin; cold; change in skin temperature) or underlying diseases like thyroid or auto-immune disorders, infections, cancer, etc. Urticaria that lasts up tp 4 weeks is considered acute. Longer is chronic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food allergy: Urticaria is a common presentation of food allergy. The common food allergens r peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg white, wheat, seafood, etc. But any food can cause allergy. Urticaria can also happen w drug allergy, sometimes pollen/animal allergy, but not as often. Sometime urticaria can happen w no obvious reason. See an allergist if it bothers u often, or u suspect it is due to an allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take antihistamines: If your urticaria has an obvious cause, like peanuts or shrimp, or if you are experiencing lip swelling, tongue swelling, trouble breathing or light-headedness you should see an allergist. Otherwise, try taking an otc antihistamine like Cetirizine or fexofenadine once or twice a day. The urticaria will often resolve on its own over time. If this doesn't work, see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin and blood tests: To evaluate urticaria (hives) that come more than one time, a doctor can first examine and talk with the patient. Then blood tests can be done, to check for abnormalities in the blood, as well as for antibodies to foods or other possible allergens causing the urticaria. At an allergist's office, skin tests can be done to look for reactions to possible allergens causing the hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic urticaria hives and im takin telfast 180mg twice a day. As i have had the allergy reaction since aug2014. I need a solution not meds?
Allergy to sun: Its a type of urticaria (hives) triggered by sun's uv rays. It is a rare condition and can cause severe discomfort to individuals with this condition when they go out in the sun. The exposed skin breaks out in red raised bumps with severe itching lasting for several hours. Sunblocks, antihistamines and limiting the time of exposure to sun can alleviate this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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