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What Are Hives Really How Does The Body Make Them Go Away Or Shrink Away
Broke out into hives, maybe 40 over body. Its been 2 days. Should I be worried and see a Dr? Or just take OTC allergy meds and it should go away?
Depends on trigger: Urticaria (hives) is common, affecting up to 20% of the population. Acute hives is defined as periodic outbreaks of red, raised itchy lesions that resolve within 6 weeks. Common viral and bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and insect stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more
I'm 7 weeks pregnant and suddenly developed horrible hives all over my arms and legs.. Do they go away after my body is use to the hormone change?
Possibly: Pregnancy can cause all sorts of hormonal and other changes. Cetirizine and Loratadine are pregnancy class b, so these can be safely used during the pregnancy if the hives do not resolve on their own within a short period of time. Your OB and allergist can work together to help in this circumstance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are hives in children dangerous if they are occurring on the face for long periods of time and the zyrtec (cetirizine) does not make them go away?
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 to resolve hives quickly. 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
Antihistamine, other: If someone's hives are caused by allergies, seeing an allergist for tests, and avoiding the allergen is the way to go. If someone's hives r of "no obvious causes" type, antihistamines r safe and effective ways to alleviate symptoms. U can start w zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). The treatment should be directed by an allergist or ur family doctor. ...Read more
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