Zyrtec for hives allergies

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Avatar m tn I usually spot a couple of small bumps which then spread all over my legs and turn into hives. Around my knees the hives are clustered and raised and flat. And on my thighs my skin becomes discolored and there are white splotches everywhere with a hive in the middle. I'll usually take a benadryl and it'll go away, but I'm sick of taking it. And it's odd because the only time I start breaking out is when i wake up. We havn't changed detergents and I havn't been using any new products.
Avatar m tn My Daughter who is 19 years old has had severe hives ever since she was 5. She has been tested for food allergies and appears to have none, yet every time she gets sick, she breaks out from head to toe in raised hives on her body. They usually have to give her an epi shot, benadryl and steroids for them. Is their any way that a cold or virus is causing this? I am at my wits end and my daughter has had it after 14 years of this.
Avatar m tn then i stoped taking the prozac and i havnt taken it for over a week. still i get random hives, whether they show up or i just itch my skin. some start as a hard lump then get really itchy. others just start as open bump the size of a pea, then that gets really itchy. i then scratch and scratch because i cant stand it and i get this splotchy ameba looking thing that can get as big as a half dollar, or a large inflamed lump. then more tiny dots surround it.
Avatar f tn For over one month, I'm been suffering with hives that started out on my head, then a couple of days later the hives appeared on my forehead and the sides of my face. About a week later I broke out with more hives on my stomach they then went to my neck, chest, and then finally the back of my legs and the inside of my arm pits. I've been to the doctor 3 times with 3 doses of cortizone and even had an efereferin (sp?) shot because the hives were so severe.
Avatar f tn What could this be? The hives come and go. they last about 15-20 minutes. then it stops for an hr then reappears elsewhere. I cant think of anything new im doing, besides a new perfume i bought 3 days b4 this started..i also took flagyl for a week for an infection and my last pill was i think tuesday..
Avatar n tn Went to dermatologist this week, and he couldn't even see the rash, when I told him bendryl helped, he told me since that helped he thinks it is an allergic reaction. Said I had chronic hives, and they could go away in one week, one month, one year or ten years. Let me tell you I will be crzy before the 10 years is up. Told me to take zyrtec, I could take up to 4 a day safely. If I don't get relief come back. I have nausea off and on with them, and now my skin is getting sore.
Avatar n tn i have an allergy test a week from thursday (a week and a half away) i don't know if i can deal with this. it's either this or i start taking the meds again and not get tested for allergies or i continue being miserable for the remainder of my two weeks and hope my test comes back with something. i'm going to be very irritated if my allergy test doesn't come back with anything at all.
Avatar f tn looks more like hives, the hives were knowtist friday night, it was just a couple of bloches, saturday they were on my back, legs, arms now my face eyes and lips are swelling. the hive or blotches are red and itchy. they come at night and go away by day. i've been taking bendryl every 4 hours and my joints are swelling and begining to ache. I did go to the doctors and they just told me to continue to keep taking the benedryl and they also said cortzone.
Avatar n tn I live with hives every day. And have done so for a long time.I have severe allergies and vocal cord wheezing. I have been getting allergy injections for 38yrs. I have tried almost every OTC and Rx allergy med.The CAUSE is the key. My hives are generally caused from my allergies. But the vocal cord wheezing is from BOTH allergies and GERD. I have been taking the Xyzal for about a week. I do not see a difference. I still need to take Benadryl through out the day.
Avatar f tn i do not have dry skin and there are no visible reasons for the itching except stopping zyrtec. i already take vitamin c for an unrelated condition. up until now i have never had all over itching in my life. i have googled zyrtec itch tonight and found sites full of people with the same problem (whos doctors dont believe them). supposedly the itch goes away in around two weeks. this may not be documented by healthcare professionals but there seem to be lots of people with the same problem.
Avatar n tn I got horrible leg pains and hives down both my legs that by the time I knew what caused it I had to use antibiotics to heal it. Try children's ZYRTEC and one Tagament a day. Watch for an hr to see if she gets a allergic reaction to what ever she uses or eats if earache, coughing,itching start remove what ever she is using or eating for one week.
Avatar m tn i take zyrtec,allegra and alervert all day every day as my doctor told me for my hives .some days its real bad and others are very good. ive had no effects from the mixture.
Avatar f tn Turns out , I'm very allergic to Ponstan which is a medicaiton my doctor prescribed for me at that time. As soon as I got off the Ponstan, my legs returned to normal. Having hives all over your body must be extremely itchy and highly uncomfortable. I hope you get some relief soon and figure out what's causing these hives.
535822 tn?1443980380 its was 106 yesterday , I have never heard of cordycepts I am going to Sprouts today for the wonderful and expensive gel they have for skin as I am also breaking out in Hives ....lol thank you for that info allynmarbles I will try it out I dont know if its the air in my house but I wake with a running nose , sneezing,and I have a really sexy voice ...I assume it because I am surrounded by palm trees , cactus , all kinds of stuff I dont even know .the name of,. but ..
Avatar f tn I've been getting hives for the past year or so. It comes fast and disappears fast. It can occur anywhere on the body, mainly on my arms and back. I often get an outbreak in summer and heat triggers it (eg: I can't go into a spa as my body will have a breakout straight away).
Avatar f tn Hi, I started getting hives 4 months postpartum and I have now experienced them every night for two months. I two get them on my face throat, eye balls and enternally, everywhere. I had blood work and they said everything is fine. I have a appointment to see a second allergist, but the first one could not figure it out. I changed my diet, tried to find things that could possibly be causing it and the bottom line is I haven't found anything.
Avatar f tn They started at home in Wisconsin-hives, itchiness, lip swelling- and since I had never had allergies before, I thought it warranted an ER trip. The hospital I went to doesn't have a great rep but they were the closest ones open on Easter Sunday. They gave me a benydryl and Pepsid and sent me home, saying that I had developed a Strawberry allergy. Two days later, I took a bus ride down to Disney in florida w/ my school's music dept.
Avatar n tn My dad is 54. He has had hives now for 8 months now. He had them about 3 years ago for 6 months. However, this time they are different. They are more concentrated to one area (knees, elbows, groin, butt cheeks, belly) where as before they came up in various places. He has been on numerous rounds of steroid packs, zyrtec, hydroxyzine, cyproheptadine, and various others with little or no relief. The only medications that he takes daily are propanalol and prilosec.
Avatar m tn They loaded me up on Prednisone and Benadryl and sent me home with a 5 day pack of Prednisone to take once I was discharged. The hives went away for a few days, but came back. They were a little different than when I was pregnant, this time they looked a little more like welts, but they were managable. This past Tuesday I went to see an allergist and we scheduled blood work and a scratch test. I have to be off any kind of meds for 10 days before the scratch test, so it will be on July 8th.
Avatar n tn I am drinkning hot lemon water to cleanse my system and I was taking reacton but i really don't want to continully take pills like that. Is stress a big factor for these hives? Is six months a long time for them to last? I have seen an allergist but I was allergic to dust mites and still shellfish so should I go back to them and get tested again? What else can I do to get rid of these annoying hives? It's driving me crazy!
Avatar n tn I had terrible,chronic, unrelenting hives for 12 years. My eyes would even swell shut and my lips would swell. I itched from the top of my head to my toenails, literally. I would wake up (those few times I slept well) having scratched holes in myself in my sleep. Of course my Doctors grew frustrated with me and my problem. I took lots of prednisone and cortisone shots for years. I got allergy shots and cremes and lotions. I took Tylenol for relief of the itching, which sometimes helped.
Avatar n tn I have had hives for four months now. It all started when i put some sun tan lotion on and went out in the sun. I thought i had sunburn on my thighs because my thigs got all red and swollen. WEll the next morning I woke up and had hives all over. I went to the doctor and they told me to take some bendryl. Well, that didnt work and finally in August I went to see the doctor again and she referred me to a allergist.
Avatar f tn I've spent the last day or so researching a possible link between allergies and MS. After I posted a question yesterday regarding my husbands allergies and his MS, it seems that the general consensus among the MS community is that there is no major link. However, I started wondering how the anti-myelin antibodies crossed the blood brain barrier in the first place. Antibodies just shouldn't be crossing the blood brain barrier.
Avatar f tn allergies. I started zyrtec and flonase, and got a HEPA air purifier. I've had that for about 2 weeks. Annnd now I've developed ear infections in BOTH ears due to the allergies, even taking all that and with the filter. I don't know what else to do. Trying to get on a list to see an allergist to be tested and find out what I'm allergic to, but the wait list is likely long. These ear infections have been awful and the doc said they were "really, really bad".
Avatar n tn I usually take a zyrtec once a day and benadryl at night if I have a flare up. I recently had an outbreak of hives only on my hands. They itched like crazy and were all different sizes. The zyrtec took the itch away so it doesn't bother me at all but they are a bit uncomfortable. It's been almost two weeks and my hives are still there. What could cause this, especially since it doesn't itch anymore?
888455 tn?1241545979 where as i would suggest to continue antibiotics atleast for five days and OTC antihistaminics like benadryl or zyrtec along with it. however in your case hives are a reaction of the body's immune system that causes areas of the skin to swell, itch, and become reddened. (The affected areas are called wheals.) When the reaction is limited to small areas of the skin, it is called urticaria. Involvement of larger areas, such as whole sections of a limb, is called angioedema. Hope it helps.
Avatar n tn Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination,but it can be due to hives,sweat dermatitis,allergies,insect bite or dermatitis. Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes.Many cases of hives are "idiopathic," meaning no cause is known. Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications. Take non-sedating antihistamines such as Cetirizine(Zyrtec) or Loratadine(Claritin to get symptom relief.
Avatar m tn I thought that maybe it was a more severe allergic reaction to pollen, but the next time I mowed the lawn (wearing a dust mask, after taking Zyrtec) I had no sneezing but still developed hives. The owner of the property has the lawn chemically treated, and another tenant of the same property got hives when she mowed the lawn as well. Does anyone have experience with or knowledge of lawn chemicals causing allergic reactions like this? Thank you!
Avatar f tn I have alot of joint and muscle pain and have used ice packs without any problems for years. If I use the ice pack now, I get very red, hot, itcy hives and they last awhile. Also, it was raining around 40 degrees and I brush the rain off car door and within a few minutes my palms of my hands had the same reaction. I do have asthma and allergies to pets, pollen, tree nuts, & seafood.
Avatar n tn Diagnosed me with idiopathic hives/angioedema. Prescribed Zyrtec and Axid, suggested anxiety. I am only taking Zyrtec, hives stopped. Now I am having alternating constipation/sometimes diarhea immediately after I start eating. Happened twice after eating tomatoes. Is it possible to have anxiety about eating? Or is this an overlooked allergy. I am afraid to eat. I have been under alot of stress due to marital problems.