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I have raynaud's and cold-induced urticaria. Does this put me at any greater risk for a stroke?

I have raynaud's and cold-induced urticaria. Does this put me at any greater risk for a stroke?

Yes: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic response of small blood vessels in the digits to external cold. It is a risk factor for stroke. You probably can't eliminate your cause of raynaud's as its ultimately genetic in origin. You can control other risk factors for stroke like cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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I have been diagnosed with chronic urticaria my allergist has put me on Allegra 180mg twice a day , and atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg as needed does this sound ok .

I have been diagnosed with chronic urticaria my allergist has put me on Allegra 180mg twice a day , and atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg as needed does this sound ok .

Yes: As long as this works for you , it's fine. Do note that there is warning that atarax (hydroxyzine) has a slight chance of affecting your cardiac rhythm. ...Read more

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Raised red itchy hives on face & neck that come/go for 10 days since husband had stroke driving car while we were going 70 on hwy. Stress related? TX?

Raised red itchy hives on face & neck that come/go for 10 days since husband had stroke driving car while we were going 70 on hwy. Stress related? TX?

Stress Trigger: You definitely have been going through a lot over the last 2 weeks. Stress can trigger a number of health related issues including hives. Treat with non-sedating antihistamines like Zyrtec 1-2 times per day with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for breakthrough symptoms for the next few days until hives resolve and things settle down. Take care of yourself and your husband. All the best. ...Read more

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How can I treat urticaria?

How can I treat urticaria?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines are the primary treatment for hives. Long acting ones like zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) are often effective and easier to take than short acting ones like benedryl. If the hives are persistent or recurrent, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I manage urticaria?

Antihistamines: The primary way to manage hives (urticaria) is with over the counter antihistamines (cetirizine) or prescription antihistamines (hydroxyzine). If your hives have been present for more than 3-4 weeks, i would recommend seeing your physician asap. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have urticaria?

What can I do if I have urticaria?

Antihistamines: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful for acute hives. If you have persistent hive reactions consider being seen by an Allergist for further treatment and evaluation. There are many triggers of hives so determining right trigger is important moving forward. ...Read more

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How is urticaria diagnosed usually?

How is urticaria diagnosed usually?

Examination: Examination of the skin or pictures of the skin during an outbreak. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have urticaria?

What does it mean if I have urticaria?

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 more

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What to do if boyfriend has urticaria ?

What to do if boyfriend has urticaria ?

Not contagious: You are not at risk of catching urticaria from your boyfriend. The best thing you could do is be gentle with him, scratch his back, and get him some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) :-). ...Read more

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I am suffring from chornic urticaria last 15 years.

See below: You may want to consider being tested for celiac disease---there are cases of chronic urticara associated with it. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more