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Urticaria And Angioedema In Children
Antihistamines: Most physicians will treat urticaria with antihistamines. Often this requires higher than standard doses. In severe cases of angioedema, physicians often prescribe injectable epinephrine. Sometimes steroids are used to get the hives under control but often switched as soon as possible. It is helpful to see an allergist to try and identify any allergic triggers. ...Read more
I've been suffering with chronic idiopathic urticaria & Angioedema for 6 months now. I still need 1/2 a tablet of 25 mg every 48 hrs. Want to cure it.
Urticaria/angioedema: The chronic idiopathic type (if no cause is found) can last much longer, and resolves on its own, and nobody can predict when exactly will it resolve, most important is symptom control. You mentioned half a tablet of the 25 mg every 48 hours!! of which drug? If it is an antihistaminic of any kind, that's a minimal dose and probably you won't need more, if it is a steroid, better taper it, C ur MD ...Read more
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
22yr female. Experience the following symptoms: angioedema, chronic urticaria, anaphylaxis, bone/muscle pain etc, is this systemic mastocytosis?
Serum tryptase level:
You're certainly describing an entity that sounds histamine mediated but of course can be due to other causes and mediators.
Does she have urticaria pigmentosa?
Have you done a serum tryptase level?
To my knowledge the one definitive diagnostic is a bone marrow bx.
The other lab I look at to asses a histamine mediated process is anti high affinityfc epsilon receptor antibodies.
Any meds? ...Read more
Depends on the cause: This depends on the cause. Most cases do not, however, food and drug allergy has potential to cause severe reactions. An accurate diagnosis is important to help determine risk. ...Read more
No: Only a tiny %. If you have recurring episodes they will usually be the same. Consult a dermatologist about it. Be sure to bring all meds & vits etc. Do you take a BP med (ace inhibitor)? ...Read more
I have borderline milk and maize allergy results, yet why are my reactions so extreme if b'line? Awful daily urticaria, facial angiodema, eczema.
History is more imp: Believe you are referring to rast testing, and you are describing urticaria/angioedema, which might be due to food allergy, symptom scores, if directly related to ingestion of milk/maize, are more reliable in establishing a diagnosis despite border line rast, however most of the time no specific cause could be found, at any rate you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist, good luck. ...Read more
Hi I was diagnosed with have chronic urticaria, angiodema in 2011. Have had 30 anaphylaxis since I'm take antihistamines, break out in hives daily. Developing lipomas & cysts everywhere.?
Face/chest is red/feels warm but right side is particularly bright/almost purplish. On prednisone for chronic urticaria/angiodema. Why the flushing?
infection: If not infection then medication reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
They can be: Chronic hives are thought to be an autoimmune reaction to the cells that make histamine, and can be associated with swelling of the lips and tongue. This type of angioedema is usually itchy and rarely affects the back of the throat or causes trouble breathing. The hereditary form of angioedema does not cause hives and does not itch, but can cause trouble breathing. See an allergist for more info. ...Read more
I've had chronic hives for 2 yrs. Dr cannot find cause. What are chances of me suffering from angioedema and having a severe reaction?
Angioedema ; hives: Sometimes it's not possible to pinpoint the cause of hives and angioedema, especially when these conditions become chronic or recur. Hereditary angioedema is a rare inherited form of the condition. It's related to low levels or abnormal functioning of certain blood proteins (c1 inhibitors) that play a role in regulating how your immune system functions. Get an allergy test and blood work test. ...Read more
Chronic cholinergic hives never cause angioedema or anaphylaxis. They are common in teens and disappear after a while alone. Is this all true?
Hives: They are common and benign and may come and go as they please. ...Read more
17 days post-microdiskectomy; night sweats ever since. Hives/angioedema showed up day 10, first time in life. Back is doing great. Possible causes?
As usual not obvious: I'm a little concerned about night sweats. The surgeon would be very concerned if associated with objective fever, and we know (rarely) hives can be associated with bacterial infection. Did you receive preventative antibiotics with surgery? Surgery per say wouldn't cause hives. Sounds like you are please with outcome, so stress hives seem unlikely. ...Read more
My dr diagnosed idiopathic angioedema of my lips (had hives 8 months ago)It's been 30hrs, swelling slightly less. How long to go down? Compress? H or C
Depends on cause: Most angioedema should subside by 30 hrs. If you have had recurrent bouts of angiioedema lasting for more than 2-3 days, then you need to get evaluated for hereditary angioedema. Do note that the cause may not be established despite extensive studies. If this was the fist episode, then it may or may not recur. See an allergist if the problem persists or worsens. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to do an at home allergy patch test? We're trying to figure out what caused my 22 y/o son to break out in hives and angioedema last week. We believe it might be a new laundry soap. Would it be dangerous to take a small 1 inch bandage, pu
I'm allergic to penicillins (angioedema, hives and rash), but what if I'm sick (bronchitis, infection)? Is it possible to be treated without penicilli
Is it safe to try to conceive while having hives and angioedema? My doctor said I should cure the hives first and then keep trying to get pregnant.
Most hives can be controlled by antihistamines even in above average doses. Since many antihistamines are in category b pregnancy, you can take them throughout your pregnancy. There is often no cure for hives but an allergist can help you to control them. At your age, you should not wait any longer if you want to conceive.
However do not get pregnant if you get choking from throat swelling. ...Read more
Doctor says I have Angioedema and hives told me to take Allegra 180mg in morning and Zyrtec10mg at night and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg does this sound right.
Yes: The use of second generation antihistamines as the ones prescribed to control hives and angioedema is right, use of zantac (ranitidine) is controversial nowadays, however, More important is seeing an allergist/dermatologist for management, trying to find a cause and monitor treatment. If angioedema is causing any respiratory problems, although rare, an epinephrine pen may be needed, check aaaai. Org 4 an allergist ...Read more
Hives/angioedema abruptly 12 days post-microdiskectomy. Night sweats since surgery too. All infection tests (-). Delayed drug reaction? Off all meds.
Got hives/angioedema same time as upper resp. Virus. Cleared in a wk w/ prednisone, Allegra + Zantac (ranitidine) - but awful acid reflux after stopping meds. Huh?
Every 2ish yrs for the last 10, I have an allergic reaction to something, but the cause is never determined nor clear. Angioedema ruled out last time. Could this be something other than an allergy? Symptoms: tight throat, extreme hives, itchy tongue.
Urticaria/angioedema: Is what you described, not sure what did you mean when you mentioned that angioedema was ruled out! Those recurrent acute attacks warrant keeping injectable epinephrine handy as well as antihistamines to use in case you need them again. You need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunonlogist, or a dermatologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
It is important to determine the cause of the urticarial. For example, if there is a trigger such as certain foods, antibiotics etc. Your physician can order a CAP panel after obtaining a detailed history of possible triggers.
Calamine can be used to soothe the skin, an antihistamine topical lotion can also be used three to four times per day. ...Read more
See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more
Suffer with chronic hives & angiodema, it comes and goes in cycles, currently active. Do singular/Zyrtec lose effectiveness after taking for years?
Not usually: However you may consider increasing the dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine) to 4 x daily if you can tolerate it. Usually it is not the medication which has lost effectiveness but that your hives and angioedema are getting worse. Consult an allergist if increasing the dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine) failed. ...Read more