I get them on my legs, ankle, stomach, chest, arms, neck, back, thighs, knees, wrists, and sometimes my face. sometimes it is just a small bump, whereas most of the time, they are whelps and they itch like crazy. my husband and i thought it was pregnancy related back in December and January. We lost our baby in February but I am still getting these hives. I seem to get them for no reason. what could it be?
get tested for allergies. sometimes you develop allergies for no good reason. Also, see if you have changed shampoo or laundry detergent lately. that has caused it for my friend before.
I had the same issue when I was 15. Random hives covered my body. They were on my feet so bad I couldn't walk. on my lips so bad I couldn't breathe. It was horrible, I looked like a freak! this went on for over a month, I had a ton of allergy tests, but found nothing. In a month, they disappeared forever.
The doctors say they don't know, but it was most likely stress related. If that is the case for you, try some relaxation or maybe see a therapist.
You sound like you are allergic to something. Did you change detergent? lotion? How about your hubby? Is he wear something new? Cologne?
It could also be stress related.
Next time it happens take some pictures if them, write down date, time, what you were doing, wearing, eating and make an appointment to see a doctor. Dermatologist if you can. Talk to your obgyn and get some advice on where to go or what to do.
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.
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, Loratadine, Acrivastine and Fexofenadine may be needed to get symptom relief. 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. Vitamin C is a general anti-allergy supplement. It helps stabilize mast cells so they are less likely to release histamine.
If the symptoms persist, then you can consult an immunologist. he may start with immunosuppressive drugs.
Hope this helps.Take care and regards.
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