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Persistent hives. (Original Post) cilla4progress Jan 2021 OP
Yes. OhNo-Really Jan 2021 #1
I changed to healthier diet, daily jogging, water only OhNo-Really Jan 2021 #2
Yes LearnedHand Jan 2021 #3
I talked to a bunch of people in OhNo-Really Jan 2021 #12
I eventually moved to a different med LearnedHand Jan 2021 #20
My niece did Bluethroughu Jan 2021 #4
I have had them a lot. I use the $.88 Benadryl cream from Walmart. Patterson Jan 2021 #5
Yes. For 9 months. roody Jan 2021 #6
Sugar is poison. Corn syrup deactivates Vit D OhNo-Really Jan 2021 #13
yes Kali Jan 2021 #7
I had outbreaks for over a year. I never determined what brought them on or why they stopped. Arkansas Granny Jan 2021 #8
Called Giant hives. Very weird. OhNo-Really Jan 2021 #15
Thanks, guys. cilla4progress Jan 2021 #9
Benadryl or anti-histidine Your immune is OhNo-Really Jan 2021 #16
I went thru a phase with hives, pnwest Jan 2021 #10
Maybe from fear of civil war 🤷🏻‍♀️ OhNo-Really Jan 2021 #17
Sulfa meds did me in once. I was lucky, they went away with a med switch. Tech Jan 2021 #11
try half a claritin Blues Heron Jan 2021 #14
I had a bout of hives around my midriff when I lived in Italy. fierywoman Jan 2021 #18
I've got ice packs on. cilla4progress Jan 2021 #19


(3,985 posts)
1. Yes.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:41 AM
Jan 2021

Tell me about yours.

I had giant hives like continents for a little over a year that went away. I didn’t take steroids. But worked full-time on 4 Benedryl
In Am & 4 Benedryl at 5 PM.

Might have been launched by chemical exposure & stress


(3,433 posts)
3. Yes
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:44 AM
Jan 2021

Likewise with giant hives and length of persistence. I did have to take steroids to control them. Cilla, check DM for a little more info.


(3,985 posts)
12. I talked to a bunch of people in
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 01:08 AM
Jan 2021

Prednisone that weren’t healed after years so I passed

I am nervous about vaccine because I’ve had several over the top histamine reactions 🤷🏻?♀️

Your thoughts?


(5,249 posts)
4. My niece did
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:46 AM
Jan 2021

They said it was a symptom of her having auto immune disorders. She grew out of it, but every once in awhile she gets flare up.


(10,849 posts)
6. Yes. For 9 months.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:48 AM
Jan 2021

When I stopped eating all refined sugar, they finally left. When I eat a little sugar, I get a few.


(55,083 posts)
7. yes
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:54 AM
Jan 2021

especially in the winter - my doc called it idiopathic - makes docs look like idiots

he put me on a combo of generic zyrtec and famotidine and it seems to keep it under control

Arkansas Granny

(31,575 posts)
8. I had outbreaks for over a year. I never determined what brought them on or why they stopped.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:56 AM
Jan 2021

I would develop patches as big as the palm of my hand. I used OTC Zyrtec to control the itch.


(24,935 posts)
9. Thanks, guys.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:57 AM
Jan 2021

I get them from time to time. I think I may know what brought them on this time. But boy - I've had them now for 2 weeks!



(3,269 posts)
10. I went thru a phase with hives,
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:59 AM
Jan 2021

that were subcutaneous and only on my face. As soon as I quit the stressful job I had that I absolutely hated, they stopped. Another time I had hives was immediately following a car accident, started getting hives days later. Had to have a steroid shot and Dr said it was likely from the stress of the accident.

If nothing in your diet or surroundings has changed, are you perhaps under some new stress?


(3,985 posts)
17. Maybe from fear of civil war 🤷🏻‍♀️
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 01:14 AM
Jan 2021

Who isn’t under stress? Tough times 😢😢

I’m calling my weight gain that started last Wednesday my Coup pounds. No drugs or alcohol so food & 10,000 steps


(7,742 posts)
18. I had a bout of hives around my midriff when I lived in Italy.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 01:39 AM
Jan 2021

My (Italian) doctor gave me something for it (don't remember -- it was the 80's) and suggested baking soda baths, which soothed the pain.

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