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Have multiple med allergies, chronic hives, but no food allergies. Should I be nervous to eat peanuts, fish, etc, since I'm clearly hive sensitive?

Get seen. At age 39, if you've not had food allergies surface, restricting yourself like this will make your life more difficult than it needs to be. If you've not been seen for your chronic hives, you might want to check in with an allergist anyway -- there's some new biologicals that might help you out. Best wishes. Read more...
Probably OK. While hives can be caused by food allergies, many types of hives are not food related. If yours do not seem to be affected by foods then it probably safe to eat most anything. Read more...

I've never had food allergies & tested neg for them, but do have eczema & chronic hives. Does this mean i'll react to big allergens like nuts & fish?

Hives. Since you have 2 of the factors for the Atopic triad, you will need to be careful regarding any foods ingested, especially nuts and seafood. If you tested negative, though that is a good sign. You should continue to maintain close contact with your allergist and also seek their advice. Read more...
Not necessarily. In fact, your own experience with eating nuts and fish is a much more reliable indicator of whether you're actually allergic than the results of skin testing will be. I think your allergist will tell you the same thing. The best way to determine whether your skin issues are due to allergy is a few weeks' trial of an elimination diet. Ask about it. Read more...

If I tested negative for food allergies, can I assume I am really not allergic to foods? I have chronic hives I am trying to sort out.

Not food. Chronic hives are rarely related to food or inhalant allergies. It is unlikely that they are causing your problem especially if the prick skin test or immunocap ige to them are negative. See an allergist especially if antihistamine does not work. Read more...