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I broke out with hives last night, treated with calamine and benedryl, some go away after a while but new areas keep breaking out, what could this be?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Usually not serious

Hives come from an over-reaction of the immune system .
Most of the time, they are mild, but cause isn't found ..It just runs it's course. Hives typically come &go. Keep taking an over the counter antihistamine(allegra, claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec) during the day &benadryl @ night if needed.Calamine can be soothing . If you have other symptoms(swelling of face, tongue; trouble breathing) see an allergist asap.

In brief: Usually not serious

Hives come from an over-reaction of the immune system .
Most of the time, they are mild, but cause isn't found ..It just runs it's course. Hives typically come &go. Keep taking an over the counter antihistamine(allegra, claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec) during the day &benadryl @ night if needed.Calamine can be soothing . If you have other symptoms(swelling of face, tongue; trouble breathing) see an allergist asap.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Kim Kuhar
Internal Medicine

In brief: Allergic reaction

This is likely an allergic reaction to something, could be a medicine or food or detergent, soap, etc.
Usually something new that you are exposed to . Take otc Claritin (loratadine) daily until resolved and keep a journal of new exposures.

In brief: Allergic reaction

This is likely an allergic reaction to something, could be a medicine or food or detergent, soap, etc.
Usually something new that you are exposed to . Take otc Claritin (loratadine) daily until resolved and keep a journal of new exposures.
Dr. Kim Kuhar
Dr. Kim Kuhar
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