Patient Comments: Hives - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with hives.

Comment from: Bella, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 30

My allergy started about 25 years ago. I have seen over 3 scores of doctors, dietitians, priests, have done everything to stop the hives. The doctor describes it as Urticaria. I am taking about 4 to 5 medication a day. Nothing seems to be working.

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Comment from: sooz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

I have been experiencing nasty hives and extreme scalp itching for nearly a year. I take Benadryl at night but it does little to help and I am always awakened and kept awake by my itchy scalp. At this point, I'm losing my mind.

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Comment from: LILMUNCHK, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

Any itch that I get will welt up with hives. Once the itch starts it does not stop and it can be anywhere on my body. Usually these areas turn red and the area gets hot.

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Published: June 23

I am experiencing my third bout of hives. The first time was in 1980. I was traveling on an extended vacation. Mount St Helen erupted and I was covered in hives within two to three days. They lasted for about a year. The second episode occurred after we had Hurricane Isabel. They were extremely severe, scratching until my body was covered with scabs secondary to bleeding from digging to control the itching. I went on multiple medications including prednisone, which caused problems with my diabetes. I took Ranitidine to knock them out. Then, approximately six weeks ago, within 30 miles from our home, we had tornado come through. Suddenly I am covered in hives. They are head to toe. The itching is most intense on my shoulders and trunk of body plus the ankles. I have been on Ranitidine for maintenance since then.

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Comment from: justine k, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 24

I am sick and tired of this hives thing, it is like a punishment. I tried everything but still no difference.

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Comment from: Maggie malloy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

I have gotten hives on my breasts for years when my blood pressure is above healthy standard.

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Comment from: JJ, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 29

After new medication for stomach acid, I broke out in hives after 1st pill. I stopped immediately and changed to another medicine; problem solved.

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Comment from: lcjseebj, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 19

About once a day usually in the morning both my wife and I have itching and stinging on our backs, neck and sometimes on our faces. It lasts about a half hour. This winter is the only time it has ever happened.

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Comment from: dimples of sta rosa, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 26

I've been through this urticaria for about 1 year and 6 months on and off. I'm sick and tired of finding ways to cure this skin disease I have, at present I take Xyzal antihistamine and yet there are no changes.

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Comment from: Sam, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

I have suffered from urticaria for at least 10 years now. I have to take anti-histamines every day, when I don't, I flair up all over my body. It is so frustrating and the thought of having this for the rest of my life is so depressing! I am however grateful that I have never had my throat swell closed on me!

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