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cronic hives and angioedema since i was 16.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 22, 2014
  • 09:59 PM

I am now 18 and have had cronic hives and angioedema since i was 16. I have been tested for all autoimmune disorders and allergies and everything has came back negative. I have a primary, dermatologist, allergist, and rheumatologist. No one can seem to figure out why this happens to me. I have tried Benadryl, Atarax, Singular, Prednisone, Zyrtec, & Cortisone creams. Nothing seems to work. My condition is getting so bad that I have had hives for a week straight now. I need something that will help take the itch away at least or a medication that will help with my hives and angioedema. If you have any suggestions, please help me out. Thanks!

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  • Ask your dermatologist to test for Mastocytosis. I was having symptoms for 3 years even skin biopsy did not confirm anything untill I went to top dermatologist diagnosed urticaria pigmentosa, he did skin biopsy which gave diagnosis of cutaneous mastocytosis. Very rare and not heard of by many Doctors thats why difficult to diagnose. Good Luck!
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  • You may want to find an alternative practitioner that will look at your thyroid status. See this article http://thyroid.about.com/od/drdavidderry/l/bl15.htm Also, you may want to do more reading about thyroid at that same website. In my opinion and experience, you need an alternative / holistic practitioner, not a traditional endocrinologist. Read the book by Broda Barnes, MD entitled "Hypothyroidism:the unsuspected illness."
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  • You may want to find an alternative practitioner that will look at your thyroid status. See this article http://thyroid.about.com/od/drdavidderry/l/bl15.htm Also, you may want to do more reading about thyroid at that same website. In my opinion and experience, you need an alternative / holistic practitioner, not a traditional endocrinologist. Read the book by Broda Barnes, MD entitled "Hypothyroidism:the unsuspected illness."
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