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When Should I Be Concerned Enough About My Hives To Go To The Er
Hello I have been in and out of the er with hives tonight it seems my head is spinning and my chest hurts should I go to the er?
Unfortunately, yes: These symptoms warrant medical attention, best wishes ...Read more
I have had hives for 4 days off and on. After Benadryl (diphenhydramine) wears off they return. Have taken 400 mg today and they're back. Do I need to go to the ER???
Only if...: Hello. I am sorry about your hives. Can you identify what might be causing them? If so, please avoid. If not, you should see your primary care doctor or urgent care clinic ASAP who may refer you to see an allergist. Only go to the ER if you are having trouble breathing, chest pain, or if you have severe swelling, fever, or other signs of life-threatening illness. ...Read more
Are a few hives & facial heat, flushing reasons to go to the ER or call 911? I didn't know what I was reacting to but was fine after taking xyzal (levocetirizine).
Hive flushing: If you were fine, I don't think a trip to the er is necessary. More severe symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, low blood pressure or throat swelling would be concerns that need to be addressed at the er. I recommend you see and allergist/immunologist and consider getting an epipen, (epinephrine) Adrenaclick or Auvi-Q for anaphylaxis treatment. ...Read more
Hives: If it recurs and you don't have any problems breathing, stomach pain or nauseat, vomitting, you can take otc zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra once to twice a day to control your symptoms. If it lasts more than 6 weeks, you should seek medical advice from a specialist. Most of the time acute hives are benign. ...Read more
I broke out in hives and went to the er. They gave me a few shots and they cleared up until the next morning. Nothings helping : (?
Antihistamines help: Your medicines from the er may have worn off. If they gave you prescriptions you should get them filled. Antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) or Cetirizine (zyrtec) should be taken continuously until your regular doctor can evaluate you. Be cautious of sleepiness with the use of around the clock antihistamines. ...Read more
I've broken out in hives! I'm very allergic to black berries and I had some without knowing. Benedryl is not helping! Should I go the er?
Yes: If you are worsening despite medication or having any breathing issues, go to ER for evaluation. ...Read more
breaking out which seems like from everything. I get over heated hives are everywhere even sending me to the ER and being in ICU. All test show noth?
See allergist: It's time for you to consult an allergist who will likely obtain a more detailed history from you re. To potential triggers and order the appropriate blood tests if indicated. ...Read more
I have had a rash and hives all over my body since taking tdap at the er and it has been 25 days and it still has not gone away.
See your doc: Time to see your doc, not ER. As you suggest what seemed to have been a skin reaction to the vaccine is not and coinciding factors may have contributed to your ailments. A thorough exam with a good history will help in understanding the nature of your rash and the best therapeutic options. ...Read more
I get hives with any cold/pain relievers. Delsym (dextromethorphan) landed me in the ER twice for severe hives. Is there a pain reliever that won't do this to me?
Maybe (not). . .: You'll need to do a bit of detective work. Find the ingredient label for any cold & pain relievers that you've tried & reacted to including delsym (dextromethorphan). Look for common ingredients that could explain your allergy. It may be a coloring or flavoring agent. Consult an allergist for specific information. Get as much specific info & details as possible before going to see doc. For instance, what pain reliev. ...Read more
The last 3 times I've taken dye free benadryl, (diphenhydramine) I had hives. Am I allergic and should I never allow Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to be given to me in the er, for example?
I have hives on my upper arms. I was in the ER about 10 days ago and was given morphine, hydro morphine and dilaudid. Could hives now be from that?
Hives / urticaria: It sounds like maybe you only received a single dose of those drugs, maybe for a migraine. If you only received those medications once ten days ago, it's NOT likely you would get hives so late from that. Drugs in the narcotic class can cause immediate hives when given, due to direct effects on mast cells, meaning you don't have to be allergic to them. Hives 10d later are likely from another cause. ...Read more
3 year old just seen at the ER last night broke out in hives don't know why she has a viral infection also. How many hours apart can I give Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Rash with a virus: It is common, especially with children, to get a rash with certain viruses. The rash tends to get better in a few days. Treatment of an itchy rash can be with antihistamines. I prefer the long-acting, non-sedating antihistamines like ceterezine (Zyrtec) or loratadine (Claritin) in kids, which is taken once a day. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can be used every 4 to 6 hours, but it makes you sleepy. ...Read more
It depends: The average cost in 2009 was about $1, 300 per visit- but it all depends on the reason. An ankle sprain is much cheaper than a heart attack! The reason it is more expensive than your own physician is th ed needs to be open 24 hours and have the staff to take care of everything, even at 2am! See post by american college emerg phys for details: http://www. Acep. Org/content. Aspx? Id=25902. ...Read more
Wouldn't recommend: Unless you have unlimited funds. The professional fee and facility fee can be quite high let alone any lab or radiologic fees. These may seem excessive but keep in mind this level of care must be maintained 24 hours daily 365 days per year, year after year and is available at a whim. I would set up a payment plan instead of offering to pay at once. ...Read more
How long to does it take for a spider bite reaction to resolve, it has been 2 weeks and 2 visits to the dr and an emergency room visit and it's not getting bette
Variable: Spider bites vary from one species to another. Some spider bites may be a small red bump that resolves in a few days. Sometimes, a staph infection may develop, and this can be severe, requiring antibiotics and surgical debridement. Spiders which cause tissue necrosis (black widow, brown recluse) may also require surgical debridement. ...Read more
I'm out of my Valium and I cannot get ahold of my primary doctor nor can I afford and emergency room visit I need help can you help me?
Depends: If your problem is likely to be not very deep seated, an urgent care facility can be less expensive, and quicker. If the problem is life or functionally threatening and you might need sophisticated radiology and laboratory studies with a strong possibility of hospital admission, than you should go to an er. ...Read more
Hello, I just recently got some heart palpitations followed by dizziness and a brief headache. Would this constitute an emergency room visit?
Depends: If it is ongoing, you should go to ER. Otherwise, see your regular doctor ...Read more
My son is 17 and have this rash all over his body. I took him to the ER and they prescribe some steroids but it is not clearing up, could this be hive?
My daughte got her MMR today and broke iout in hives. Is this a common reaction? If so how bad is it? Should I be concerned? Should i halt future vax
1st or 2nd MMR?: Hives after MMR booster occurs rarely and have been reported to be due to traces of gelatin in the vaccine. Mmr vaccine is grown on gelatin. Hives in children with egg allergy receiving MMR vaccine is exceedingly rare. In either case bring this reaction to the attention of your pediatrician. An antihistamine may be prescribed. A referral to any allergist for evaluation may also be helpful. ...Read more
Light period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. Hives might be unrelated. ...Read more
My toddler has had diarrhea for a week along with hives for the past 3 days should I be concerned?
Maybe: Insect sensitivity with persistent exposure can cause havoc on skin. First, try to confirm if you truly have bug bites, because you may just be experiencing hives. Identifying triggers is notoriously difficult, but when they persist for >6wks, one should see a physician to rule out dangerous syndromes. If insects are involved, given the time of year, have an exterminator check for bed bugs/fleas ...Read more
I often break out in hives (allergic reaction) when sweating in cold weather. What is this condition? Should I be concerned? How do you treat?
Cold urticaria: Cold urticaria is an allergy to cold temperatures. Exposure to cold air or water causes redness, itching, swelling and hives on the skin that has been in contact with the cold. As much as possible, people with cold urticaria should avoid exposure to cold air and cold water. Treatment may include antihistamines taken before cold exposure. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
Woke up with 2 puncture holes, and itchy welts, and eyes? Took a Claritin, (loratadine) and hives better. Holes still there? Should I be concerned?
? Chronic urticaria: Better check with a dermatologist / allergist, check aaaai. Irg or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
I get very mild hives from aspirin, so stopped using it. No other sym's. Can I still use pepto? One dr told me yes, but still concerned.
Trying to get rid off a rash and hives lasting 2 weeks. I am concerned that it is corn or sugar related. What to do in mean time besides elimination?
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