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What are the possible complications due to hives?

What are the possible complications due to hives?

Not much: There are usually not many complications from hives outside of the psychological distress. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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My right upper arm is red, warm to touch and numb/tingling. Last week i had an episode of hives, could this be a complication, or something else?

My right upper arm is red, warm to touch and numb/tingling. Last week i had an episode of hives, could this be a complication, or something else?

Angioedema: Hives can cause deep swelling in the skin also called angioedema. Redness and warmth are part of angioedema. If the swelling is significant then numbness can occur. I recommend you see your doctor for treatment which may include antihistamines and possibly steroids. ...Read more

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Are there any serious potential complications of urticaria and angioedema?

Depends on cause: The risk of severe laryngeal swelling or throat swelling depends on the cause of your hives and swelling. This risk can be high in food/ drug allergy but may be low some chronic hive disorder. An accurate diagnosis can help stratify risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hives due to febreeze?

Is it possible to get hives due to febreeze?

Yes: It is possible to develop hives to febreeze or any fragranced air freshener. Fragrance is a very common irritant to skin and it is possible to develop an allergy to anything at anytime. If you google "febreeze causing hives" you will find that numerous people have reported this. Discontinue use of febreeze and see your dermatologist if hives persist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives due to immunologic problem?

What to do if I have hives due to immunologic problem?

Similar treatment: The mechanism of chronic hives can be due to a transient autoimmune response to a recent viral infection. These hives are still treated in a stepwise fashion, beginning with antihistamines (H1 and H2) as a first start. However, if your hives are resistant to therapy, and If is believed you have autoimmune urticaria, you might well respond to Xolair (anti-IgE), recently approved for hives. ...Read more

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Could hives in inner thighs be due to gluten?

Possible: Hives can be caused by numerous diseases/allergens. There is no data that suggests hives in a particular location is caused by a particular entity. ...Read more

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What are hives?

Itchy, red, raised.: Hives are itchy, red, raised lesions on the skin and they usually happen after contact with or ingestion of something you're allergic to. Try some benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cold packs, and see your doctor if they get worse! ...Read more

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What are hives?

Skin rash : That is characteristically raised, evanscent, and itchy. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

What causes hives?

Many causes: There are many causes of hives and these include infections, medications, bee/wasp stings, food allergies, environmental allergies, stress, cold temperatures, and exercise amongst other rarer causes. Oftentimes, hives are idiopathic, meaning there is no known cause. For further evaluation and management, consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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What causes hives?

Usually allergic rxn: Usually it is caused by an allergic reaction, like contacting something you're allergic to touch. Consult your physician. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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Are hives chronic?

Are hives chronic?

Depends: Hives can be acute and last less than 1 day- 1 week or they can be chronic lasting greater than 6 weeks. Acute hives often have a trigger- such as food, medication, bug bite, venom sting, or pet allergy. However, they can also coincide with infections and the cause may not be easy to identify. Hives that are chronic >6 weeks require evaluation by an allergist and often have no known cause. ...Read more

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How to trat hives?

How to trat hives?

Avoid and take meds: Hives are generally treated by removing the offending trigger and taking antihistamines ( loratadine, Cetirizine or fexofenadine) or glucocorticoids if lesions are severe. ...Read more

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What causes hives ?

Anything: Just about anything and everything can cause hives. Despite this we never determine the cause in many cases of chronic hives. Treatment is the main approach. For many people the hives eventually go away. ...Read more

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Is hives permanent?

Well....: I think you mean to say will you keep getting hives "forever"? If you are clearly get hives when you come into contact some "offending agent" then every time you come into contact with it yes, you will get hives, and maybe worse. However, a lot of the time we are not able to determine why you get hives (or to what). See your dermatologist or allergist if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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What can cause hives?

What can cause hives?

So Many Causes: There are a number of potential causes of hives (urticaria) which include: viral infections, parasitic infections, IgE-mediated allergic reactions like bee stings, medication allergy, latex allergy, food allergy, transfusion reactions, and contact reactions. Some meds/products can induce hives like narcotics, radiocontrast media, muscle relaxants, stinging nettle, physical stimuli, and foods. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause hives?

Yes: Development of hives with any respiratory distress should be considered possible anaphylactic reaction and requires prompt emergency medical care. ...Read more

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Are my hives permanent?

No.: Hives can be chronic which means that they have lasted for more than 6 weeks. They may last for several months, but almost always resolve eventually. However, they may return at a later time. ...Read more

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How long do hives last?

How long do hives last?

Varies: Sometimes hours....Sometimes months. It varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Why am I getting hives?

Why am I getting hives?

Hives: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/hives-urticaria-angioedema#1

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What could cause hives?

What could cause hives?

Many things: Would see an allergist who can best determine the cause if one is obvious. In most cases a cause is never found. ...Read more