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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. Michael Gabor
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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


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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?

Deep hives: Deep hives are also called angioedema. This can cause redness and warmth and if it is extensive enough, then numbness and tingling. See an allergist who may prescribe antihistamines like Allegra 180 mg per day and possibly zantac (ranitidine) 150 mg twice a day. Steroids may be needed. ...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?

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 no known cause. For further evaluation and management, consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended. ...Read more

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