3 doctors weighed in:

Chronic hives since October. Should I stay away from Class 1&2 allergies to wheat, egg, milk, oat, hazelnut? Done elimination diet & still have hives.

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See allergist

Most chronic hives are not due to food allergies and thus you should find out whether you are indeed allergic to a food (unless you have had a convincing reaction from eating it) before you eliminate it from your diet.
The cause is often unknown but the condition is usually treatable. Up to 30% of CU is likely from an autoimmune process

In brief: See allergist

Most chronic hives are not due to food allergies and thus you should find out whether you are indeed allergic to a food (unless you have had a convincing reaction from eating it) before you eliminate it from your diet.
The cause is often unknown but the condition is usually treatable. Up to 30% of CU is likely from an autoimmune process
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Robert Kwok
Agreed. An allergist will be helpful. The immune system is very complex, and with chronic hives, there may be other compounds that are "too much", "too little", "too active", or "too inactive"... leading to the release of histamine here and there, causing ongoing hives (without relationship to what foods are present).
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See details

See an allergist first.
Determine the specific allergic triggers and then you can focus of eliminating them.

In brief: See details

See an allergist first.
Determine the specific allergic triggers and then you can focus of eliminating them.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
94K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors