Hives new to my body had it for 3 days

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Hi guys i am on this forum as i had Hip surgery last year. 

HIVES yes small word but it is so miseralbe for so many on here that i have read about. This my Story Sunday morning just gone 2am woke up scratching the top of my left thigh took a look what looked like 3 white bumps i just thoguht they may of been heat bumpls, but hell no, my hands started itching during the night when i woke up and looked my goodnes i had these small red spots on my shoulders only a couple on my right shoulder. My elbows were itching and my elbows from my wrist. In the morning well when it was light shoudl i say wne to our shower room and saw that these spots had gone into large raised patches, i took some pics. Went to see one of the doctors as my practice and i said to him i had an idea what it was Hives he argred, gave me some Locoid cream my chemist had to get it in as they did not have it. Yesterday Tuesday they seem to get better from my nees down almost gone. Had a cool shoer last night Tuesday got into bed, and yet again when i got in the warm they came back, I always sleep with our window open 24 hours a day everyday well, i am 58 this year so you women will know what i mean with the hot sweats and fans on and off all night. I have not eaten anything or showered or used any different household products, but as i have also read one can just get them. Change our bed linen so often clean house. So i just do not know. I am only just starting out on thie Hive Path, my heart  is with you all who go through this on a daily, monthly yearly basis with no end in sight, and the doctors do not even know what the hell causes it. i have been on the same meds for a few years so i doubt it is those. Any thoughts from you guys would be felt with much love.  Look forward to it 

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    The problem with hives is that it is very hard to find what causes them. You need to see several doctors as they may have several opinions. Buy yourself some antihistamines or ask your doctor for some. I personally use AERIUS® (5 mg desloratadine). I take 2 tablets at a time. I avoid taking it every day because it makes me lose some concentration. It does not make the hives go away but it reduces the effect. Try sweat therapy. Force yourself to sweat. For example by going to the sauna or by doing cardio exercise. You can find some good exercises on Youtube. Just type in cardio exercise. The idea behind it is to drive your body to a high temperature quickly. It itches at the beginning but as soon as I start sweating it goes away for me. It takes 5 minutes or so. It may be a good idea to take 2 antihistamine tablets 1 hour before the cardio exercise or the sauna. It helps reduce the itching.

    You can try to see an immunologist. Hives can also be related to problems in the digestive system. It may be wise to discuss this with your doctor. Maybe you suddenly became sensitive to some kind of food.

    According to my experience, it's a combination of reasons. Stress makes the effect of the hives stronger so make sure you reduce your stress levels if you can.

    This is a short summary of what I think about hives. I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck and that it goes away quickly for you! 

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      Hi Room94 i took a couple of Antihistamines for the first couple of days. am unable to excercise due to my disabilities. Checked during the night and have no rash none this monring, just a couple of spots on my right arm. I am an holistic therapist, so my stress levels i try to keep low, i do not feel stressed at all at the moment. I would of thought it would of come out last year when i had to have hip surgery twice, and the day after i came out of Hospitla my Dad passes away last year was such a horrid and sad year for me, i could not even go to my Dads funeral because i had just had major surgery, with an 8inch scar at th eside of my thigh and 69 staples, i could not grieve for my Dad it only really came out in me a month ago. As you say it is so hard to pinpoint what triggers it off, i am only going by what i ate that weekend, which is nothing different to wha i have eaten before. The thing is when one gets an itch ones thing ho ho is it on the way again. I juice so much have been for the last 4 years. As i mentioned in my post i doubt it is my meds. I will let you know how it pans out x

       

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      Hello, you may have acute hives and they will go away, once they go over 6 weeks then it's classled as chronic. Mine came out of no where and it's been 18months now. I have had allergy testing and all the tests under the sun with nothing pointing to a reason this all started. I have found that I am sensitive to salicylate a natural chemical in foods, I can keep my hives at bay if I avoid these. But I have been told I'm a minority, often people are sensitive to different things but it still doesn't answer why all of a sudden this condition rears its head! I am hoping for your sake that yours will go and won't be chronic. If the later happens I would request to see an immunologist.

      Good luck

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      Hi Siobhan just want to keep you up to date about the hives I had a few months ago, They went away after a couple of days. The only 2 things I had different that day was tinned Pineapple to which i  have not had since, and some grapes in a bag from a famous store, but my guess it was the Tinned Pineapple. I read your post and wanted to ask how you were doing, I hope it is a little easier for you. x 
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    If it continues the doc can put you on a round of prednisone see if that will clear it without coming back and if it does dome back you need to go for allergy tests and rule out anything that it could be it took me three years for the docs to figure out it was chronic urticaria i just got my first injection today after three yrs and three mnths of misery
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    If you do have chronic idiopathic urticaria, then I truly feel very sorry for you and can sympathise with your situation.

    ​I have suffered this problem for over 40 years and am only able to control it with daily medication (10 mg citirezine and 75 mg ranitidine)

    ​There just does not appear to be any way of curing it.

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    Hi Daywalker. I've suffered from chronic/delayed pressure urticaria now for 8/9 years. It does change your life and I must admit it is up and down but unfortunately more down. I did notice that when I had a back operation about 4years ago. It came back bad. I think it's because your body goes through trauma.

    I experience frenzied itching swellings and a lot of discomfort. But I mainly get it on my hands and feet which makes like difficult. I don't care too much about other parts if my body because that don't stop me functioning normally.

    Your gp won't be able to help you. You need to be referred to a specialist. I have been on so many different medications with not much improvement so still but if a guinea pig. You don't say which medication you are on??? And are they helping.

    It is an weird illness and a lot of people can't understand it.. Hope you find some relief. Ayda

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