Breaking Out in Hives

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Emerald at Queensridge

HawaiiBamaBride :  Hi! I know this is a super old post. But to the original poster — I have been dealing with the EXACT same random hives for a month. Not just little tiny ones either. The big welts and extreme itchiness all over my body at random times. It is so bizarre. I have no idea what is causing it. I have never been allergic to anything in my life besides penicillin (they discovered this allergy as an infant, so I have just never been prescribed it since). My primary doctor has put me on prednisone and antihistamines which are not really working. The steroid shot she gave me helped for like a day. The only thing that works is benadryl but, like you said, it isn’t really a viable option when it knocks you out for hours. I don’t even know if you still use this website, but if you do, did you ever find out what caused your hives? I have an appointment with an allergist tomorrow, just hoping I can figure this out and get some relief. I hope you did as well!

Post # 18
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2827 posts
Sugar bee

HawaiiBamaBride : 

First things first, Zyrtec is my favorite allergy pill. Close second is Alavert 12. 

Scary! If you can, I world try to see an allergy doctor. I have one and its helpful. It could be anything, food, dyes, perfume. I used to be able to tolerate perfume, but no more. I also developed a bit of a fabric allergy. Bras must be cotton lined. 

Look at all items that go on or near your body. Clothing types, lotion, perfume, soap, shampoo, hairspray, candles, scented anything.

Then food, any new foods lately? New restaurant? New dish? New brand of cereal? Have you been eating a lot of any item in the top 8 allergens list? (Peanuts, tree nuts, soy, shellfish, milk, eggs, wheat and I can’t remember the last one). 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

sarahrivka :  I had this happen to me two years ago.  Hives all over, for no apparent reason, and not seemingly related to any foods I was eating. Prednisone, anti-histamines, the works.  After a few months (yep, months!) it progressed to swelling, including a swollen tongue, just like an allergic reaction.

I went to an allergy specialist, and was diagnosed with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria and Angioedema.  He said that about 3% (or some low number like that) of the population get it.  It’s just random hives and swelling that happen for no apparent reason.  He said that most people who get this have it go away in a year, and that’s what happened to me!  A year later it had lessened to the point where it was gone! 

Post # 20
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Sarahrivka  is pregnancy a possibility? Ha I only ask because the only time I have EVER had hives in my life was when I was pregnant.

Post # 21
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2827 posts
Sugar bee

I just noticed this was old. Did you ever figure it out? 

Post # 22
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Emerald at Queensridge

adnama :  The allergist diagnosed me with the same thing yesterday! He gave me 20mg prednisone, 300mg zantac, 10mg singulair, and 180mg allegra twice a day. I would almost have the hives than deal with all the side effects from these meds! Thanks for your reply. It’s good to know I’m not alone in this! 🙂

Post # 23
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Emerald at Queensridge

lola5 :  Aw man, I wish! Haha! I’m on bc. 🙁

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

sarahrivka :  That’s a lot of meds!!   I was weaned off predinose and just told to take antihistamines every day, he gave me a list of ones that were good to use, allegra was on the list, but I didn’t have the rest of that!

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