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How common is Chronic Urticaria w/Celiac Disease? Was diagnosis w/Celiac almost 2 yrs ago but hives just started a week ago & only on areas in the sun.
Uncommon: The two issues are likely unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
A skin doctor made diagnosis of my problem i.E choinergic urticaria. He suggested medicine atarax 25 mg (hydroxyxine)..Tell me about prblm nd medicine?
Recent diagnosis w/autoimmune disease & skin biopsy result: urticaria or mast cell disease. Shouldn't biopsy give more definitive diagnosis?
Hard to tell: Mast cells are the cells that release histamine in the body. This is what happens in urticaria, so one will see mast cells in biopsies of urticarial (hive-like) lesions. Mast cells can also be found in increased numbers in people with mastocytosis. Thus the biopsies may be similar. As stated by my colleague, the clinical history can be key to the diagnosis. Talk with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 34 year old male with urticaria, abdominal pain & cramps of four days duration. No fever, please what is his diagnosis? Thanks
Hives: Urticaria is simply the medical term for hives. It can be classified as acute (short term) or chronic (greater than ~6 weeks). Acute urticaria could be due to (but not limited) to allergic or infectious in nature. In contrast, chronic daily hives are not typically due to an external allergy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hive Worry Index: On a scale of 1-10 (10 worst). Hives <6 weeks: 2. Hives >6 weeks: 3. After you see your doctor or allergist to rule-out the bad stuff: 2. Hives with swollen lips or eyelids (angioedema):4. Hives with swollen tongue:5. Angioedema without hives:5. Hives with vomiting, stomachache, difficulty breathing, passing out or nearly so:10. If score 3 or more see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been suffering from severe urticaria attacks every 1.5 years for the past 4.5 years. I am not able to find out the root cause for it, any help?
Take antihistamines.: Although allergy should be ruled out in people who have hives/ urticaria, if it is daily and lasts for weeks at a time it is unlikely to be of an allergic origin. In these cases of chronic urticaria the cause is unknown in 50% and can be attributed to autoimmunity in about 50%. Taking daily scheduled doses of antihistamines can help control the rash and itching. See and allergist for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urticaria - hives: Most urticaria represent mild symptoms of allergy with a raised red bump on the skin and itching. They usually come on abruptly with a lot of itching. Most urticaria represent just a local skin reaction to some antigen. Local reactions are usually not very severe. The problem is that over time local reactions can progress to systemic reactions with repeated exposure, and that could cause high risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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