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Chronic idiopathic hives

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 19, 2010
  • 10:01 PM

I am 19y/o, white/Hispanic female in otherwise good health. I have had hives since Oct 30th everyday but Nov. 17th and still am left with no answers. They have left bruises and petechiae, which I don't know if it's actually from the hives or from the scratching. The hives can be small or large, the normally spread once they start and they get red and burn. I was hospitalized and had the same thing happening back when I was about 12 or so. This was a bit after starting my cycle so maybe hormones plays a role? I had many problems with my cycle, tried regulating it with pills which shot my blood pressure to the roof as a young teenager which made them look for any possible heart problems with nothing found to make sure it was just a drug reaction, and now am on a medication that stops it all together. Thyroid and autoimmune disorders run in my family but at last check my thyroid was normal. I have had the most comprehensive blood screenings for allergies and it has only shown that I am allergic to lamb, which I don't eat because I eat no red meat at all. I have had intermittent hives between then when it was bad and now. They get better when I take benadryl but I cant take benadryl all the time because of the sedative it contains. Taking generic every day type allergy medications does not help. I have seen allergist, ENT, and general doctors. I am going to see a dermatologist again next week.
Anyone have any other ideas?

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