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Urticaria From Infections
After vacation from india i got a yeast infection and now broke out in hives all over my body they are big red and itchy have had them for 3 days?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
How to differentiate between urticaria, eczema and fungus infections. I have a bad rashes and itch all over my body.
Rash: Clinical exam, sometimes skin biopsy, history, fungal scraping for microscopic exam and culture. See your doctor or dermatologist who has had 8 to 10 years of training to be able to differentiate between different presenting symptoms it is likely that your symptoms are not due to either of the 3 things you mentioned. ...Read more
What causes cold urticaria and solar urticaria in the same patient? Could it be an hhv6 infection/encephalitis she had at 18 months?
Urticaria: It's not known why these two conditions occur. They may be inherited or caused by a virus. In the case of solar urticaria, there is also activation of some antigen in the skin by ultraviolet light which then causes an ige reaction. Ige is an antibody responsible for immediate hypersensitivity reactions of which urticaria is one. The mechanisms and causes of these are not entirely worked out yet. ...Read more
Im currently on 4 antihistamines for chronic uritcaria. I have a sinus infection is there anything i can take to relieve symptoms?
Antihistamines..: Won't treat sinus "infection" , if bacterial infection, whether acute or chronic, antibiotics would be indicated, if it is viral, other measures as saline nasal washes, decongestants, or other meds may be needed. Kindly see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
Hives-urticaria: That is a localized wheal and hive response of your skin. This cannot be transmitted to your partner, as it is not an infectious disease. You should see an MD to work this up and diagnose your exact condition. There are many treatment options available to help you feel better. ...Read more
Yes: Viral infections (epstein-barr virus, hepatitis virus, herpes virus), bacterial infections (strep throat, staph), fungal infections, respiratory infections, urinary and gastrointestinal infections can all cause hives. They do not cause hives directly but indirectly by causing inflammation from stimulating the body's defense mechanisms. ...Read more