Patient Comments: Hives - Symptoms

What did your hives look like and where on your body did they appear? Did you have other symptoms?

Comment from: Zeva, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I have had hives for over 2 months now. I take 40 mg of Zyrtec every day and it seems to make them appear less. They move all over but never seem to go away forever. I wonder if there is any long term problem in taking Zyrtec for a long time. I know there is a shot I could take, but the side effects are worse than the hives. My hives just came out of the blue with no rhyme or reason.

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Comment from: virgie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 30

I have welps on my hands and along the hair line when I have hives.

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Comment from: Robertaca1970, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I am a 43yr old woman who is having a very itchy experience with something that looks like chicken pox or measles, my mother said I had chicken pox as a child but cant recall specifically when. She said they more resemble measles, but I don't know what I have, all I no is that it began on the arms and went to chest and under breasts, now its over my stomach and back down towards buttocks. I have a few on back of the legs and 2 on my face. I don't have any other symptoms just this itchy redness.

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Comment from: sandym646, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 28

The itching is driving me crazy; I've been having this problem now for about four months. I thought it was my diabetic medicine, which I stopped taking, and now the bumps have moved from my arms to my legs and now to my back and buttocks. I take antihistamine pills constantly, use anti-itch creams, hydrocortisone cream, and antibiotic ointment to keep from them getting infected. I'm about ready to go to the ER – the itching is unbearable.

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