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unhive me

After 20 something years of never getting hives, I've now had three temporary attacks of hives in the past three or four months. Could you help me work out what is going on? Many details inside. [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit on May 1, 2016 - 9 answers

If itching is torture (it is) than my body is torturing itself.

I am itchy all over. And now, from scratching in bed, entirely covered in hives. My body is throbbing and I feel like my brain will snap if I don't scratch the incessant creeping itchiness that is simply everywhere. YNAMD - but also, my doctor won't be in until Tuesday and I feel this issue isn't worth taking up time in urgent care or emerg. [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on Mar 25, 2016 - 27 answers

Itch relief for dermatitis herpetiformis?

Hello, can you recommend some kind of cream or treatment for DH? This would be a for a 9-year-old girl. They are manifesting as "hives" that she cannot resist scratching, and then they burst. [more inside]
posted by Lardmitten on Oct 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Is this anaphylaxis?

Several times in the past 2 years, my husband has had episodes of skin redness. He also seemed oddly drunk. He's already promised me he'll make an appointment with our doctor about it, but I'm curious what questions he should be asking and what precautions we should take. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Just had my allergy breakout (Hives) and my face looks like a map

I have never had an allergic reaction before so I don't know what to do. I just had hives that lasted for 2 weeks. I went to the doctor and they gave me some shots and it was gone in a day, but it came back the second week - I kept taking my meds so the hives are mostly gone now. Some spots were still kind of itchy but its mostly just dark marks on my face. I was wondering if anybody knows how to remove these dark spots on my face because I really feel uncomfortable looking at the mirror and seeing myself like I'm looking at a moon. [more inside]
posted by Johnkx on Sep 23, 2013 - 3 answers

save me from possible death by puppy

Help! I think I'm badly allergic to my new puppy. [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Sep 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Hive got to get some recipe ideas from The Hive

Have you eaten a low histamine diet? What do you eat? [more inside]
posted by vitabellosi on May 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Must survive for 3 days without antihistamines

I have to stop taking antihistamines for 3 days in order for my allergist to run a test. It's looking like an impossible task - I've already changed the appointment date once because my hives were too much to handle, and I'm sure I would've torn my skin off. So how can I actually do this? Any tips for surviving what looks like idiopathic urticaria? [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Nov 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Does this bee behavior make sense?

Beekeepers of Mefi, needing ideas/reassurance: mass washboarding behaviors on the front of the hive, bees all over front entrance -- everyone I've talked to so far has said it's a swarming behavior... but is it? They're certainly taking their sweet time. [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Jun 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Medication-induced hives: try, try again?

YANAD filter: took a new med, got hives. My doctor's advice on what to do next is troubling me a bit. Wondering if anyone who's suffered the same can tell me what their course was. [more inside]
posted by mylittlepoppet on Sep 23, 2010 - 19 answers

I want to hide my hands.

YANMDermatologist: What's up with these mini-blisters, it's annoying and making me self-conscious. Wall of late night text-babble inside. [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Jul 1, 2010 - 19 answers

Most of my allergies are of the sneezing variety...

Doctors, pharmacists, and other medical professionals: is this a drug allergy, or am I needlessly worrying? [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on May 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Can something head off these hives?

Is there an allergy medicine out there that can prevent hives? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Apr 5, 2009 - 14 answers

Shingles lite?

So I have all the symptoms of shingles, just...less so. Rash above my left eye, intensely freakishly itchy moving into pins and needles and stabbing pain in my left temple. Also swollen lymph nodes, et cetera et cetera. But I'm told shingles is excruciating, and this is more highly obnoxious. Could it still be shingles, or is that impossible? (FWIW, I've seen a doctor, and she was on the fence too)
posted by sarahkeebs on Mar 17, 2009 - 17 answers

allergies, dogs, and tattoos

A two part question about allergies, dogs, and tattoos. [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Mar 20, 2008 - 7 answers

What's up with these hives?

What's up with these hives? [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Mar 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Help! Agonizing pain from Hives

What can I do to relieve my pain from hives? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Feb 14, 2008 - 21 answers

I've got an itchy trigger finger and a runny nose

Why does the cold virus always make my index finger itch? [more inside]
posted by EL-O-ESS on Dec 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Allergic to the girlfriend?

Help me. I think I'm allergic to my girlfriend.... [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 11, 2007 - 25 answers


Six months and three doctors later, I still have the hives. I am seriously sick of it. Does anyone have any advice? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Oct 22, 2007 - 27 answers

Itchy disaster girl goes swimming.

I currently have a nasty bunch of poison ivy rashes, and expect I'll be rid of that within the next week. The worst of the ivy welts is on my ankles and calves. Yesterday I got a whole new batch of red itchy hives, as clearly my body was not happy about the new detergent I got. They are especially bad thanks to the heat, and especially bad on my hands, elbows, and knees. I know generally what to do to care for them and keep the itching to a minimum. What I don't know is if it is ok to go swimming in a pool. I don't want to screw up the pool OR my already decimated skin. In general, I do not have a chlorine sensitivity.
posted by modernpoverty on Aug 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Why should anyone take three weeks of antibiotics?

Should I load my body with antibiotics for three weeks? [more inside]
posted by bash on Jun 28, 2007 - 29 answers

I have hives. They're making me crazy.

I have really bad hives. I've been to the doc, and I have a follow up with her next week. I'm on meds. But the hives are still here and they're making me miserable. Is there something I'm missing or something I should ask the doc about? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on May 8, 2007 - 22 answers

How to live with heat hives?

Any suggestions on how to live with heat hives? I'd like to survive the summer... [more inside]
posted by flod logic on Apr 30, 2007 - 5 answers

What cosmetic brands are *really* hypoallergenic?

My wife has fairly severe contact dermatitis on her face. She has tried several different types of "hypoallergenic" brands of makeup, including Almay and Neutrogena, but they all give her hives. Are any made-up MeFites familiar with brands/lines that will not cause her allergies to flare up? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Mar 23, 2007 - 32 answers

Everyone gives me hives...no, seriously

How can I stop breaking out into stress hives in most social situations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2007 - 9 answers

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