Hives won't go away

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So 3 days ago I woke up to itchy skin. I then went to work and broke out in hives. I went home, took the recomended dose of benadryl and went back to my normal day. Well the next morning I woke up to the same issue. Took the benadryl and after about 30 minutes the rash went away. Well once the benadryl goes away the hives come right back. And they grow very rapidly and only last for about 10-15 minutes then they go away and start growing on a differant part of my body. I should say that im allergic to many things such as grass, trees, food and animals but the severity has never exceded a sinus infection or an itchy tongue. I have never experienced a reaction like this. Does anyone know what caused it or how to make it go away?

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    Did you try taking Allegra!  It is a antihistamine and really helps with the hives.  I take it at night.  You can also add Zyrtec in the morning IF needed.

    I hope this helps!


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    My suggestions if you are in the UK would be to visit a dermatologist, even if you have to pay (if possible) for the first visit, or get your GP to ask for an urgent to be arranged. My last one was made and done in less than 2 weeks. I had to travel to see a dermatologist, there is a great shortage of these doctors in the UK. They will in no time tell you what meds to take, so take photos of your hives, please do not worry yourself too much about what has caused them or why they are there, it is just a fact that y ou will learn to cope with probably. Several layers of antihistamines can be taken, but a specialist or your GP should be the people to tell you which are best for you to try. I take many layers, with the largest one being at night as that is when your histamine level will probably be highest. Remember we are not medics just people with similar problems. Mine started about 8 years ago, went after 6 and is now back again in a different form. But, not all people get this problem in this way. After six weeks it is classed as chronic. However, when the tongue is involved personally I would recommend you visiting a medic one way or another soon. Very best wishes. Make notes of where it is, take photos and write it all down.
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    Hi Jake sorry to hear this! Hopefully you are lucky and they go in the next few weeks. When I had my finest break outs I needed steroids to control them. Go said it will only last a short while and then go. Unfortunately mine kept coming back and as previous poster has said anything after 6 weeks is classed a chronic and you will need to see a dermatologist or an immunologist.  There are many triggers that people look to that can bring hives on or make them worse, however chronic urticaria is classsed as idiopathic meaning they do not know what causes it. Most people can find their own triggers to help them manages. I hope yours don't last long enough to need to do this, but for now I would take an antihistamine and speak to your GP or a specialist of possible. 

    Good luck to you. 

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    I would add that you should find out what's triggering it, so you can remove and or  stay away from it. Since this is a recent outbreak, check your bed and sheets, medications, pets or animals, food, air in your house, your work enviroment. Try to remember what new you came into contact with recently. Also, stress can differnantly be a triggerYour doctor is the best one to recommend what medications to take and how to take them, but I have had to take 50mg of benadryl four times daily along with Xyzal and oral steroids. 

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