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Does anyone else get hives and can’t determine why?

Does anyone else get hives and can’t determine why?

My hands, fingers, forearms itch like crazy all night long. I have hives all over my arms, shoulders, waist, chest. They come and go so quickly at times. The hives and itchy skin aren’t related, according to my allergist. I’ve been taking 20mg of Claritin AND 20mg of Zyrtec every day and they helped for a while but my symptoms are back again. Doctor prescribed a medication called doxepin and wants me to take two capsules at bedtime and stay on the Zyrtec but stop… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I used to have hives like what is in your neck all the time on my upper right thigh. It wasn't my nut allergies, I was so careful.

Come to find out it… read more

posted 10 months ago

Zyrtec

Zyrtec

I am allergic to Benedryl, Sudafed and Reactin. I am able to use Aerius but prefer not to because it tastes horrible. Also allergic to artificial sweeteners. I need liquid or sublingual. Does anyone know if I would be safe with Zyrtec? Thanks in advance.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Thanks

posted over 3 years ago

If you have had an allergic reaction to a food, how long has it take to get it out of your system? 7 days out & on prednisone & antihist.

If you have had an allergic reaction to a food, how long has it take to get it out of your system? 7 days out & on prednisone & antihist.

I am wondering how long my symptoms will persist. I am taking prednisone, Zyrtec, Benadryl and Pepcid to control getting short of breath. I had been to the ER and received 40 mg of prednisone. The next day I felt fair, the following with small dose of prednisone, I felt awful again. Dr. has me on 40 - 60 mg a day for 3 days, 40 for 3, 20 for 3 and 10 for 3.

Just ready to get… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I swear by activated charcoal

posted about 3 years ago
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