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What is your experience using cyclosporine for bad, chronic hives?

Psoriasis. It is used for psoriasis, not hives. For hives the cause should be identified. If otc antihistamines do. Ot work, then oral antihistamines, tagamet, (cimetidine) or a combination can be used to suppress hives. For resistant cases, Colchicine or oral steroids are used on occasion. Read more...
Cyclosporine & hives. Cyclosporine is being studied as possible tx for chronic hives. "this immune system suppressant can help with symptoms, but can cause serious side effects & must be monitored carefully. The fda warns that taking Cyclosporine (gengraf, neoral, (cyclosporine) others) puts you at greater risk of opportunistic infections, such as the activation of a previous infection." —> see comment for source. Read more...

Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Histamine. Whatever the cause, the end result is usually from the histamine released from the reaction leading to hives. Thus high dose of antihistamine may work . Do note that not all hives are controlled by antihistamine since they may be mediated by a different kind of mediators. Read more...
Chronic Urticaria CU. CU can be associated with various autoimmune disorders. Even in the absence of hypo- or hyperthyroidism, patients with thyroid autoantibodies are often poorly responsive to standard therapies and have more persistent disease. Studies have examined the use of thyroid supplementation in the treatment of CU, with mixed results. Best treatment for this condition is daily antihistamines. See Allergist. Read more...

Why does a European antihistamine Ebastine work very well but none of US antihistamines, even Benadryl has no effect for my itching from chronic hives

Dont Know Why. We can not say why Ebastine works well for you and the ones available in USA do not help with your itching due to hives.There are newer treatments these days for chronic hives beside taking Antihistamine.Xolair is an injectable medicine,the first monoclonal Antibody approved to treat chronic idiopathic urticarial.1 subcutaneous injection once a month.Consult a Dermatologist and discuss your option. Read more...