Zyrtec and zantac for hives

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Hope something triggers an idea for you though. At the least, you could ask your doc for a prescription of at least Zantac and Zyrtec, so she has something to take when she is sick. Best to you.
I finally ended up swelling up in my mouth, and having a hard time breathing. The hives had spread to my cheeks and tongue. So when I went in I was on a steriod and that wasnt working, so he put me on a different type of antihistimine. One that I could take and it woudnt effect the results of the tests. He also tested me for mono just in case. It turns out I have recurring mono. Hives are a symptom of that. If you havent been tested for mono i suggest you do so...just to rule it out.
I have had hives for years off and on and for a year non-stop. I have lots of allergies and have been treated for them for 40 years. A few years ago I was going through menopause and was put on a maintenance dose of antibiotics to be taken at different times during the month. I became allergic to everything I took and my hives got extremely worse. I was like the person above that could write letters on her body. Everything I touched seemed to give me hives. Pressure, heat, cold, etc.
Over time, I stopped taking the Zyrtec and Zantac. Now I am only taking the Doxepin. This seems to control everything pretty well. My doctor also told me about Plaquenil, which was a medication for lupus patients but also works well with my condition. However, the Plaquenil is known for some side effects that could lead to retinal spotting, so regular eye exams are required and he recommends not taking it for extensive periods of time. I hope this helps!
I am now taking 2 mulitvitamins a day and 1000 IU of Vitamin D along with 6 Zyrtec and 2 Zantac and I am still breaking out every day! I have only been taking the vitamins for a week, so I am seeing if that will work eventually, but this is so frustrating! Help!!!!!
I have been suffering from hives for the past 1year. Combination of Allegra and Zantac has worked great for the past couple of months. I want to start a family but holding off due to Allegra not being safe. Please let me know if someone has a better altervative. I tried Zyrtec but it is not as effective as Allegra.
I picked up a refill of meds in May and I have had chronic hives since then nothing helps Atarax, Zyrtec, Allegra, Dapsone, Zantac. Every time I took the levothroid my lips would swell stopped the med took levels 6 days later TSH 17.92. Started Tirosint three weeks ago hoping the hives stop.
I finally saw a third allergist to help with my frequent hives. I am not currently take a small dose of prednisone 5mg every other day with zyrtec and zantac. That seemed to help with my chin and other areas but in the past couple months it has been coming back and today, it has gotten the biggest it has in a long. I am frustrated and cant seem to get the help I need. Can anyone help me & give me some medical advice? Would this be consider angioedema?
I'm terrified that I will never feel good again-it was easier before I knew I had this disorder because I just accepted feeling crappy as a part of daily life for me. I am currently taking Claritin, Zyrtec, Zantac 150, Naproxen 1000mg, and Seroquel (chronic insomnia) along with the Levothyroxine. Just here for some support, and grateful to not feel so alone anymore.
I take Zyrtec and Flonase. I also take Zantac. I have Pepsid, but don't take it as it doesn't help heartburn much. So are you saying I should return to the Pepcid? What about my Zyrtec? Should I switch to Benadryl? This is wonderful information! Do you have the internet link for the study?
I just sent this link to the CDC - as I, too, am suffering hives/allergic reaction from a flu shot I received just 2 days ago. I told them that this needs to be brought to their attention and addressed. I'm in my late 30's, healthy and just recently had a baby, trying for another. How concerning. In an effort to keep myself safe and "healthy" for the sake of my child(ren) - I'm now going to suffer from hives for the rest of my life? JOY!
I have had chronic hives for 9 months. I am on 5 different meds. for the hives- Claritin, Zyrtec, Prednizone, Ranitidine, & Volmax, plus I take Lipitor for high cholesterol and receive allergy injections. I still have the hives, but they're not quite as bad as before I started the meds. The allergist said to just stay on the meds and the hives will go away eventually. I'm tired of waiting. Is there any other specialist that I should see, or something else that I should be doing?
A friend went to the doc for hives and her put her on an antihistamine and Xanax for the anxiety related to the itching. She hasn't had a problem since. I am going back to the doc this week to see about getting soem Xanax just to get through this. I feel your pain.
Hi, I have had daily hives and angieoedema for 3 years. Sometimes sparse sometime covered. Small hives, giant hives, deep painful hives and itchy annoying hives. I've worken up in the morning with my eyes swollen shut or my lip bleeding because my lip was so stretched out it would blister and crack. My cheeks swollen and hard to my scalp and face itching so much I can't get any sleep. For 3 years. Have been to an allegist and I'm not allergic to anything but apparently myself.
I have had hives for almost three years now. Every antihistimine and stomach pill (that has a histimine blocker) has been tried. The only relief I have gotten was when I went on Cyclosporine for six moths. This is an antirejection drug. I do not want to stay on this, but have been off of it for five months now, and hives are starting to return. Sometimes they are red splotches on my skin, other times they are thick welts, both itch unreal. My eyes, lips and feet swell also.
I seem to notice less hives when I take two Zantac daily plus my daily Zyrtec. In fact, my hives are very much improved since I added Zantac to my routine. Also, when my face is red and burning, I use petroleum jelly to soothe. I also use Mary Kay products, like their creamy cleanser. I switched from Avon products, which were too harsh. For my scalp, I use prescription Nizoral. That does the trick. My swelling is much improved since my medication was bumped.
started taking zyrtec, seemed to help a little but starts up again so i also started taking zantac along with the zyrtec. i am still getting some hives and itching but now for about the past 3-4 wks now i'm also getting nausea, please help!
I have seen a Dermatologist who says I need to accept the fact that I will not know what is causing the hives and to treat the hives (allegra and zantac) I have seen the Allergist who wants to check for an autoimmune disease which I don't understand because Hashimotos is an autoimmune disease or problem I thought. My thyroid doctor says there is no link between the thyroid and the hives and has taken a leave of abscence from his practice.
and no one seems to know what's going on or care to do testing to find out. I've been on Levothryoxine, benodryl, zyrtec, xysal, prednisone, Zantac, Atarax, etc...and I still have the hives just about every day from head (angiodemia) to toe. I have a hard time sleeping because I wake up in the middle of the night itching. I'm afraid to go to sleep for fear I will wake up with them. After reading this site...I'm going to try Synthroid instead of Levothryoxine and see if that helps at all.
The steriod packs only helped for a short time and the hives would start coming back earlier and earlier. My eyes, lips, fingers and knees will swell sometimes and I have even gotten hives underneath my feet. Although I tested positive for the rheumadoid factor I do not have it. But my cousin has the same problems. This all seems to stem from some type of reaction to antibotics. And I can remember taking a round before this started. I will you good luck in your venture.
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.
I have had CU for over 5+ years. Recently, I started taking Cetirizine (Zyrtec) and Ranitidine (Zantac). Weird combo, but according research Zyrtec is a H1 antagonist and Zantac is a H2 antagonist. When implementing both, they work better than just one. This combo has helped me for 2 days. I went into the doctor and she said that this is the safest cure for now. Supposedly, there are other treatments according to the DR.
Then starting November 14th hives in many places and few days without hives and symptoms, and medications. Hives on arms, trunk including chest and neck, legs, hands, feet, and into my face sometimes. Included were, and are, scary symptoms of lips, eyes, and brow, and nose swelling, and what I call "fuzzy face" or the feeling of cobwebs or hair on my face, sometimes on other parts of my body, too.
I have red patches everywhere and everything that is red or itchng hurts. they gave me all of these creams and nothing works i am currently taking zantac and zyrtec which do nothing at all. I'm only 19 years ols is there anything that you know! it came out of the blue and i just wish it would go away because its getting to the point where it irritates every nerve of me i cant sit in class too long or i'll itch i cant talk or be around ppl too long or i'll itch.
He suggested that I start taking Allegra and Zyrtec also. I started taking it, but I was still getting hives. I went back to him a few weeks later and told him the allegra and zyrtec weren't working, and he said well maybe this will just go away...it didn't. The hives continued throughout October and then in mid-November 2012 I ended up in the ER, once again, with the lips and tongue swelling stayed in the hospital for 4 days.
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. I have had bloodwork done and it was negative. Just wondering if anyone else was experiencing same symptoms. I am going insane trying to deal with this!
I am now on allegra and zantac . I also take cytbalta and anavin for depression. Is their anything else i could try. I have had them for eight months now and it is beginning to infer with me makingplan to go anywhere. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECITE. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/206223'>Chronic Hives - Better when I sleep and/or when I drink alcohol</a>.
I take Zantac, cyproheptadine, visteral, doxepin and zyrtec to control the hives. I still break out head to toe. My eyes swell, my lips swell, and so does my throat. I know this sounds like an allergy, but my allergist thinks its not. Along with the swelling my chest also hurts, only on the right side, its been checked out and there are no heart problems thankfully, and i freeze even in very hot weather. I have thyroid disease but medication has regulated that...fibromyalgia as well.
My 22 month old son had chronic hives when he was 14 months old and lasted three months. During this time (July-September 2007) he was placed on Zyrtec and Zantac. The medications did keep the hives from forming as noticeably. However the doctor ran some blood tests in the end of August 2007 and they showed an elevated liver enzymes. The test was repeated weekly for about six weeks. During this time I took him off Zantc and was trialing the Zytec.
I'd have to go and look it up on the report, but I'm feeling lazy at the moment and don't want to go and dig for it. The derm. prescribed Allegra and Zantac. There was some literature showing that the combination of these two, was supposed to be helpful in calming the symptoms. She said to avoid the triggers, (direct sunlight, hot baths, in general-getting too hot like in exercise, stress). She said to avoid I.V. dyes and gave me an Epi-Pen in case of insect sting.
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