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What causes intermittent hives on the body?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Skin Rash
Question: Hello,
I am 24 years old. I have been having hives on and off for the last 5/6 weeks. I took bendryl which seemed to help. I have been to get an alergie test and everything I am alergic to is what i already know. They did not test me for food.
Can this be serious ? Or a sign of another type
of sickness?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Nothing serious, undergo certain tests if persists

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
According to your complaints you seem to be having urticaria which is an allergic reaction.
It could be due to infection, drugs, foods, thyroid disorders and sometimes it occurs without any cause.
It is not a serious issue and will settle on its own.
It it persists I would recommend you to undergo certain tests like complete blood count, thyroid function tests, urine routine examination, stool examination for ova and cysts to rule out infection and thyroid disorders.
Meanwhile you can take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once daily for 2-3 weeks.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 8 minutes later
What kind of thyroid disorder?
Am i too young for thyroid cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hives not related to thyroid cancer, most likely related to hypothyroidism

Detailed Answer:
Hives are not related to thyroid cancer.
It is most likely related to hypothyroidism which can occur even in young individuals.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 9 hours later
Is it treatable ?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes it is treatable.

Detailed Answer:
Yes it is treatable.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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