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i am having my 4th bout of hives in 6 months. each time they cover my whole body from my head down to my feet. huge welts, that die off in 24 hours only to be replaced by new ones.
i have been given antihistamines which do nothing, and steroid cream which also does nothing. everything i do make it worse, the only thing that doesn't make it worse is lying still with a sheet on me and staying as cold as possible. even having a cool bath or shower makes it worse. calamine lotion also makes it worse.
this time so far its been about 3 days so far but usually lasts about a week or longer.
first time i had it they thought it was bacterial and gave me penicilin but turns out i am allurgic to that.
other issues i have is i do have hayfever and cat allergies historically but in recent years havent seemed to have been bothering me.
i also have IBS-C for years and high triglycerides, had my thyroid hormones tested and seems normal they said.
any idea what i should do and what could be the cause? its very distressing and i am running out of money to cover the time off work.
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