Singulair and urticaria

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Then I went to an immunologist who put me on Singulair and Zyrtec. Then they went away. Now here I am in 2009 and they are back. Currently I am on Singulair, Zyrtec, Levothyroxine (of course), Hydroxyzine, Prednisone, and about 6-8 Benadryls a day. Still they come back...... I am seeing an endo at UCLA in a few weeks and I am praying he can help me. My poor kids are tired of me being TIRED! Hang in there, you are not alone!
I was on that for seven years and finally got a sensitivity to it and it was no longer effective. With autoimmune urticaria vs. chronic idiopathic urticaria (which they said was what i had for eight of the ten years) I couldn't use antihistimines at all with effect, doxepin was the only one! Plaquenil is our next option. However using synthroid (synthetic thyroid) daily has done more for my hives than anything used thus far.
Currently it is only on my hands but when I developed it before it spread all over my body particularly my thighs but also my face and chest and my hands and feet were swollen and numb.
I have exercise induced urticaria. I want to know if anyone else has this and if so what causes it and what can you do to control it without a prescription. I am desperate. I am a runner that does not want a prescription. I suffer from asthma and the hives are worse when my asthma is worse. I am not taking anything for asthma except for an inhaler at the moment. I am tired of depending on drugs.
Hi, Water urticaria, also known as aquagenic urticaria and aquagenous urticaria, is an extremely rare form of physical urticaria. It is sometimes described as an allergy. In affected persons, water on the skin causes hives to appear within 15 minutes and last for up to two hours. Water contact can cause aquagenic urticaria, presumably due to chlorine or some other trace chemical in the water, although distilled water has been known to cause this reaction.
Its so nice to hhear that Xolair works. Im from the Uk and am 16 years old. I developed Chronic Urticaria 6 months ago and have had NO life since. Its restristed me so much with my activites clothes and sleep. I have been on every steriod and anti-hiatiame and all they have done is make it worse and made me gain 2st within 2 months. I am now off steriods and continuing with a tablet called Singular that is licensed for Asthma suffers but also works with Urticaria.
Is anybody experiencing Pressure Urticaria associated with Shortness of breath on exertion and hives? I feel like I can't breathe when my hives appear on my chest. I am on Allegra, Pepcid, Claritin, Benadryl (quick relief drug), prednisone 40 mg for 3 weeks so far, singulair, albuterol nebulizer, flovent...no history of asthma. This CU stared after my anaphylactic reaction from walnuts in October 3rd...prior history-Perfect Health!!!! And Healthy!!! And an Athelete!!!
My general doctor referred me to an allergist/immunologist, and I was told that I have autoimmune urticaria (hives). I was prescribed an antihistamine (Zyrtec), Zantac75 (an antacid that also has "alpha blocker" properties), and Doxepin (an antidepressant that also has "alpha blocker" properties. Over time, I stopped taking the Zyrtec and Zantac. Now I am only taking the Doxepin. This seems to control everything pretty well.
I am so sorry for you. Mine has never had a steroid shot but I did see reactions on albuterol (he was so angry, irritable) when he was under 1 years old. Last night I tried SIngulair since his pulmicort is no longer working as a stand alone drug and he was up crying and saying "ear ear" from 3am to 8:30am. So I do believe you. Singulair also said hallucinations, etc. I hate that any kid has to put up with this. I'm sad for you since all of this is very scary.
They have started taking me off one drug at a time, now I am only on Xyzal, Singulair and 2 Hydroxyzine HCL 25 daily. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do or suggest what my doctor may need to test for. The only known allergy I have is fish.
i do have seasonal allergies and asthma that are under control. this did happen after stopping singulair and becoming pregnant, miscarrying, pregnant again and delivering, and now it is getting bad again. i dont want to just control it, i want to know why it is happening. all drs tell me to live w/ it. i cannot. i believe it is 2ndary to something else, but what???? anyone else have this. could it be liver trouble?? mastocytosis?? sarcoidosis???
Hello, Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours. Many cases of hives are "idiopathic," meaning no cause is known. Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications. So any of these medicines can cause hives.
Hi, Itchy bumps on the skin after or during an attack of cold could be due to allergy either to change in the environment or to use of singulair. Usually hives or wheals or urticaria occurs due to unknown reason, but in certain cases allergy plays the role. Treatment comprises of antihistamines like cetrizine and for itching benadryl helps. If there severe reaction then epinephrine, corticosteroids oral and topical can be employed under medical supervision. Hope this helps. Best.
Often the blisters are painful Urticaria has wheals that are distinct and raised ,it itches and sometimes cause swelling underneath the skin.It is the kind of rash that you see with allergic reactions. It is often seen in people with autoimmune disorders like Grave's or Hashimoto's .It feels like I am allergic to myself. I did just recently have blood work. All was normal ( including Vitamin D levels) except for the thyroid peroxidase antibodies.
i have had heat and cold induced urticaria for about two years now and was recently diagnosed with a small thyroid carcinoma and had a thyroidectomy. From previous blood tests, my ANA levels were elevated, but my thyroid levels have always been fine. Physicians need to realize that thyroid care is very individual and lobectomy or total thyroidectomy may not be the best answer for all patients.
I've had chronic urticaria for 3 years now, pretty much every day, sometimes worse than others. Taking Xyzal, Singulair, Doxepin and supplementing with Benadryl when necessary. I took Prednisone for over a year and have sworn off that stuff. I have had allergy testing twice and the same results as you, mold, some trees and weeds. Been to 5 different docs who have all been baffled. I've even had endoscopy to check for some sort of stomach issue.
Was on steroids on and off. My daily medications were Allegra, Zantac twice a day, Claritin, Singulair, and four doxepins at night which just managed the itching but didn't stop the hives. I got pregnant again and the hives stopped. But soon as I had my miscarriage they were back within that same week. Also during this time my iron was low so I had to go to the hospital weekly for iron infusions. The hives lasted for a year exactly and went away on its on.
In this regard, it is noteworthy that the lesions of cold urticaria can localize in the pharynx and upper airway, including the pharynx, larynx and vocal cords and, can be precipitated not only by cold air but by cold drinks. I mention this so that you might ask your doctors about this possibility, so that it might be considered along with the diagnosis of cold air induced asthma.
Your urticaria may respond to a combination of Zyrtec and Singulair. Ask your doctor for a prescription for the Singulair. Zrytec is available as an over the counter medication.
I've seen a GP, and 3 Dermatologists, and an Allergist. I've been scraped, biopsied, and prescribed EVERY usual cream and pill. Ive never had this issue before, and HOPE to God someone out there can help me figure out what this is. The rash is accompanied by an unusual 99.5 lowgrade fever, that has persisted for this entire period. Approx. 2 months ago, my hair began thinning greatly, and this symptom comes and goes from week to week.
They are much, much itchier than anything I have ever experienced. I've been on singulair, zyrtec, benedryl, zantac, and atarax daily for about 3 weeks as well as 30mgs of prednisone for 10 days and it has actually spread during this time. My dermatologist and obstetrician wonder if I am sensitive to progesterone.
Hi Everyone, As some of you know, I've been dealing w/some sort of a hive, itchy, hypersensitive skin. Nothing can touch it, it gets nuts, something is triggering the histamine, and I don't know what it is. My skin feels burnt as well. My Drs, along with the MS lifelines nurse do not think it is the meds. The hives are documented w/my MD, however she doesn't think it's viral, thinks it's allergy, and have referred me to an Allergist, which is not a bad thing.
Hello, I have a question about the side effects to Advair and Montlukast(Singulair). I was put on Advair 250/50 in July along with Singulair. I am losing my hair at the temples and I'm breaking out on my face, on the cheeks. I have not changed my makeup nor my cleaning regimine. I first blamed this on stress but it's non-stop. I'm wondering if this is due to the medication. Don't get me wrong I'm very happy to be able to breathe!
24 hours later I ended up in the ER with swollen lips and tongue. The ER gave me benadryl and steroids and w/e they do, however the swelling just kept getting larger...and I ended up staying in the hospital for 4 days. The hospital tested me for autoimmune diseases, thyroid problems, and did a CBC. Everything came back normal. The day after I got out, I saw the allergist who did some allergy testing. Nothing came back positive.
It is 4 a.m. and I am desperately trying to figure out why I continue to break out in hives and have joint pain in my elbows, feet, hands and legs. I too started breaking out in hives after taking the antibotic Solodyn for acne. After a trip to the ER, it was assumed that I had an alergic reaction to the medicine. I stopped taking the medicine after only 3 weeks and needless to say, I am still breaking out in hives and have joint pain. I have been tested for allergies and that was negative.
Anyway, I take Allegra or Zyrtec w/ Singulair and it calms the itch. It also, doesn't allow the welts to bump up as high. I am in the process of trying Accupuncture and herbal medicines. I will have to get back to you on how they are working.
I use 1 Zyrtec 10 mg., 1 singulair 10 mg and 2 benadryl. This helps if taken at the onset and the symptoms disappear within about 20-30 minutes. Can I have allergy tests to help figure out what I am allergic to? Is this dangerous? What are the most common allergies that cause this problem? Is there 1 medication that can be taken that is as effective as my "cocktail" that will not make me sleepy?
I am on Singulair once a day and Zyrtec twice a day. This has lessened my outbreaks, however they are not completely gone, but manageable. They have told me that they could try Chemotherapy but I would rather have a few hive outbreaks, rather than the side effects from Chemo. The doctor told me that this is a disease and cannot be cured. I hope you can find a combination of Meds that help you manage it. Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone in this frustrating struggle.
My 4 yr old son presented with blood in his stool at 2 1/2 yrs. Otherwise healthy, active (asthmatic)male. The blood ranges from 1/4 tsp to 1 tbsp and is the consistency and color of menstrual blood (clotty, dark red) this went on daily for 1 yr and now has it only sporadically. He also began getting severe leg pain at that time and has had a variety of rashes including one that was typical of HSP, mostly he gets hives though.
That test didn't prove anything. He told me it was serve case of urticaria and told me to take zrytec(cetrizine), but it didnt help, I also switched to singulair that also didnt help, Now I am taking claritin ( loratadine) that seems to help a little bit but not much. I had gone back to India this summer and the rash wasn't there. It started back again when I came back. I was tested positive for H pylori 2 years back. I never took the medicine for it.
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