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What Are The Possible Complications Due To Hives
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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