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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have had hives for 3 months now. I just had a TBC and my liver enzymes were high and my T4 Thyroid is low. I also have protien in my blood.
I do drink more than average. Could this be causing the hives?
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   I shall help you with that.
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Can tell in detail about the test and results?
User :   I do know my GGt was 364 and the others were elevated too. My Thyroid t4 was 5.16 any my protien level in my blood was 30/mg/dl thats what I can remember for now. My Cholesterol and Trigs were wnr
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Can liver function or thyroid function cause chronic hives?
Doctor :   Give me your age height and weight.
User :   My doctor gave me an oral steroid and they went away temp. I am 46 5'10 230lbs
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   then they came back
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   Alcohol yes. Smoke no
Doctor :   How much of alcohol and how often?
User :   @ 2 bottles a day most every day
Doctor :   Is it beer?
User :   wine
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any current symptoms?
User :   other than hives no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You will have to repeat your thyroid profile again.
User :   The hives only seem to appear under my arms and on my forearms mostly. I thought it was an alergy to detergent, but my dermatoligist says no
User :   ok, can hypothorid cause hives?
Doctor :   Are you taking any drugs for the hives.
User :   I have tried antihistamines, but they dont work
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   any over the counter ones you can suggest? Zyrtec and Benydryl do nothing
Doctor :   Thyroid not cause hives directly.
User :   then how?
Doctor :   they will decrease sweating, etc
User :   I sweat fine
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   can liver function cause them?
Doctor :   May your hives are due to other reasons.
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   I cant pinoint them
User :   any remedies you can suggets for the hives? over the counter or ????
Doctor :   You have to avoid the allergen.
User :   yes if i knew what it was
Doctor :   As these otc are not working, you will need higher drugs like steroids.
User :   i tried but they hurt my kidneys
Doctor :   Do you use doe or perfume?
Doctor :   Or any new soap?
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