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Hives and swollen face

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  • Posted By: shell8362
  • March 9, 2010
  • 02:03 AM

I recently saw an allergist for this problem I've been having since 12/2009. There are some foods that I have a reaction to, but these hives seem to have no reason, and not really a reaction to anything, they usually appear overnite. My doctor said I HAD or HAVE a viral infection. I have been sick a lot with everything that is going around. It takes a few months for it to get out of your system. I am taking zyrtec every nite and zantac 75, he said this combination works best. Take it every nite for a couple weeks. And I am also going in for bloodwork just to make sure it's not a serious viral infection. Hope this helps someone. :o

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  • My daughter and I have the same problem. I was recently diagnosed with cholinergic urticaria and so was she. It's a reaction to the body heating up in the middle of the night, a sweat allergy. I also have a very rare condition caused by constant high histamine levels. The high histamine caused me to also become allergic to my own hormone, Progesterone. It's called Autoimmune Progesterone Anaphylaxis, Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis, or Progesterone induced anaphylaxis. I have some great article written about my autoimmune disorders and high histamine levels with natural treatments that I use. Hope this helps!!!
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  • I have been writing a blog chronicling my journey with chronic hives, I am sharing all that I am trying - if you would like to read and see what I try out, check it out at http://hivegotsomething.wordpress.com/.
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