Antihistamine hives

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Also, I figured out I cannot even take some pills like Pepcid for heartburn because they cause hives all over me and are very itchy hives. The hives today were not bad itchy thankfully. Truthfully, I do not what drugs I can take since I can have either no reaction, hives or swelling. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Any suggestions on how to deal with my allergies? I have many allergies but things have been fairly bearable until pollen season. Thanks.
What causes welts, hives?. Sunday I got what felt like a large dime size mosquito bite in the middle of my back, then another between my shoulder blades. This is day four. I now have areas on my back (base of neck to shoulder blades) and chest along sternum with swollen welts or hives that woke me up. The ones on my chest are as wide as my thumb and the ones on my back have connected and swollen to and area the size of saucer. They itch very much.
Allergic reactions cause the body to release chemicals that can make the skin swell up in hives. People who have other allergies are more likely to get hives than other people. Other causes include infections and stress. Hives are very common. They usually go away on their own, but of course, it still strongly recommended having it checked by a doctor who can look at the lesion as well as the tattoo for proper evaluation.
About 4 days ago I began noticing what looked like flea bites on my forearms but gradually spread to cover the entire forearm (both sides). I thought it must be hives even though I have not had them before. They are about the size of a pin head or slightly larger, red and very very itchy. I feel well otherwise. I now have them on my legs (both sides) and a few scattered on my torso. I had one on my lip that was not itchy and resolved in a couple of days.
Starting from about 3-4 weeks ago, I have been getting these itching red blots on my skin, which I think are hives. They come and go all the time and on different parts of my body. They appear so often and itch so much that it has left little bumps on my skin, especially my back and chest. They are not serious ones and look exactly like this picture I found on the internet: . I did not eat anything new nor did I apply any new skin care products or make-up.
Hello, This can be due to hives or eczema. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used, whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid.
Hello, The symptoms that you have mentioned can be due to hives which appear and disappear randomly or due to viral infection. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid.
I have been diagnosed with chronic "autoimmune" hives for about two yrs. Have had ups and downs. I'm on a down right now but still get occasional durable hives. Couple of weeks ago I got a hive on my eye lid and it never went away. It's just a little bump. It would itch occasionally. Then couple of days ago I got another one just underneath it. Very small, but it's still visible and it's itching like crazy. My hives usually disappear in 2-24hrs, but this time it's still there.
I am a eighteen year old female, who has suffered from hives since June of this year. I have been covered in them everyday for an unknown reason, random parts of me start to swell up such as half my face, lips, feet, fingers, knee, pretty much anything very randomely. I have had many blood tests only showing that I am borderline lupas, but not enough that i have to be on any medications or anything. Benadril has stopped working on me, I have tried every antihistamine out there.
Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications. The mainstay of treatment of hives is antihistamine. Double conventional doses of non-sedating antihistamines such as Cetirizine or Loratadine may be needed to get symptom relief. Sedating antihistamines such as Chlorphenamine(benadryl) are used at night to get urticaria control.
He prescibed Clarinex which I have been taking for six days. The hives disappear with in an hour, and yesterday I didn't take any Clarinex and no hives appeared. This morning they started to slowly appear again.My fear is that I have some serious underlying medical condition causing the hives. I had my Dr do bloodwork on my thyroid, since I had a baby 5 months ago. I'm 37 and had allergies as a child(hay fever)and received weekly allergy shots. Should I just relax?
The mainstay of treatment of hives is antihistamine which may be necessary for prolonged periods (in excess of 6 weeks). Double conventional doses of non-sedating antihistamines such as Cetirizine or Loratadine may be needed to get symptom relief. Sedating antihistamines such as Chlorphenamine(benadryl) or Hydroxyzine are used at night to get urticaria control. Short courses of oral cortisone or steroids are taken for short periods (one to three days) to settle more severe symptoms.
A longer-lasting case should respond to the manufacturer's recommended dosage of an over-the-counter oral antihistamine. If your hives don't disappear in a few days, you should see a doctor. If you develop symptoms of angioedema or anaphylaxis, get medical help immediately. For chronic or especially troublesome outbreaks of hives, your doctor will probably order a course of prescription antihistamines.
Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications. The mainstay of treatment of hives is antihistamine which may be necessary for prolonged periods (in excess of 6 weeks). Sedating antihistamines such as Chlorphenamine or Hydroxyzine are used at night to get urticaria control. Short courses of oral cortisone or steroids are taken for short periods (one to three days) to settle more severe symptoms. You may take Vitamin C along with the prescribed treatment.
I'm a 25 year old male who has had a neck and chest rash for 4 years now. My doctor looked at it for literally 5 seconds max and dismissed it as hives immediately but that is all the more reason for concern. I don't feel like he was being professional or showed any care/concern to properly diagnose or help. The rash started on my neck only about 4 years ago. About 2 years later it spread to my chest and has (so far) stopped spreading. The rash is red, patchy, and very slightly raised.
But sometimes hives may be idiopathic. The standard treatment of hives is oral antihistaminics and topical steroids. Oral antihistaminics relieve itching and you can get them over the counter but some of them may cause drowsiness and moreover since your child is just 2 years old, hence it should be taken under a medical guidance. Topical steroids is available by prescription from a dermatologist.
anyway, as I was on my way out of the ER (after one of the truly more disgusting stink bomb episodes of my life) they handed me a info flyer about HIVES.... right there in black and white, it said that you can get hives from hepatitis...guess the ER staff don't read their own flyers....nothing surprises me anymore about this disease...anyway, that was the one and only time I ever got hives, from this I guess...
I also have them under my feet. Seems anywhere the body has pressure against it (even pj's) the hives erupt. Heat also brings them up. Try sleeping naked when its cold here!!!!
This little bout of hives were taking their time going away and so she thought by taking the antihistamine it would help the process. In the past, she has had hives that appeared to relate to her taking Tylenol or Advil but because she had such a bad headache about 7 days ago, she decided to risk it and take an Advil knowing that she might have a slight reaction but because her headache was so bad, she was willing to risk it.
Although, when I stopped the use of a antihistamine they hives were worse. I have kept a food diary to find clues to possible causes. I cannot identify what it is. I have an appointment with an allergist. My goal is to find an answer and not just be given more antihistamines.
Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications. The mainstay of treatment of hives is antihistamine which may be necessary for prolonged periods (in excess of 6 weeks). Double conventional doses of these non-sedating antihistamines such as Cetirizine(zyrtec), Loratadine(Claritin), Acrivastine and Fexofenadine may be needed to get symptom relief. Sedating antihistamines such as Chlorphenamine(benadryl) or Hydroxyzine are used at night to get urticaria control.
You could also be having cold intolerance - talk to your doctor about getting a thyroid function tests done. Take some antihistamine medications and keep your skin well moisturised and skin well hydrated when you go out in the cold. Let us know what your doctor tells you. Hope this helps. Good luck.
He put me on a daily dose of a 24 hour antihistamine, but this only helps for about 10 hours and then as soon as I go to bed at night, the hives are back. They seem to be getting worse as well. Yesterday my entire face was covered with them and my right eye was completely swollen shut. Today my hands are so swollen I can barely use them. The hives seem to be covering my entire body, but one area is definitely more affected per day.
Hi, You should continue with the antihistamine medications and review with your skin specialist about how you are doing. You should try to keep the area dry and clean. Try some powder to absorb the sweat. Use a medicated sunscreen lotion - preferably one prescribed by a skin specialist and re apply it every 2 hrs. Apply calamine lotion at the sites. Wash the sites with fresh water several times daily. Let us know if you have any doubts and keep us posted on how you are doing.
Hi, You could take some oral antihistamine or antiallergic medications like loratadine or cetrizine and see if it helps with your symptoms. Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions to help soothe the itching. Have you had allergic reactions in the past? Are you allergic to any specific substances? This does not look like cold urticaria or cold hives but do consult your doctor if your symptoms persist. Nothing can be said for sure without a proper clinical examination.
i get hives now bec i thought i had athletes feet cause i get burning feet . i applied lamisal at cream it decreases the burning why cause it is inflammation? i take generic loratadine & does not work &. my doc said it comes from the inside need bloodwork what kind of blood work? I have taken the kamisal at away and alots burning comes back.
Someone else told me maybe from Tylenol, so I switched back to advil (when I get headaches) and I still got hives. Could not match the hives to times I took either Advil or Tylenol, or when I was menstruating or not. This past month, got period twice and hives twice, second one worse than the first. Benadryl allowed me to sleep but hives still there. The only thing that makes sense to me is that it is tied to my hormones - I am 52 years old. What can I do?
Hi, Hives are red, itchy welts or swellings on the skin that often come in clusters.In doctor speak, hives are known as "urticaria". Hives can appear anywhere on the body, cropping up either in one small area or covering large patches of skin. They most often occur as part of an allergic reaction. Hives usually appear suddenly and go away on their own in a matter of days, hours, or even minutes. Chronic hives, however, can last for six weeks or more.
how long will chronic hives last?? and what causes chronic hives?? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/239686'>CHRONIC HIVES/RASH COMES AND GOES</a>.
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