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What Causes Recurrent Itchy Hives On The Hip And Legs?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Nov 2016
Question: Since 1.5 weeks ago I have had a breakout that comes and goes of hives/itching on my hip, top half of my legs back, and arms. I've tried to log my diet to see what is causing this, and I can't isolate it. Could this be a gluten allergy? I initially thought it was egg, although I didn't have egg last night and had another breakout. What would you recommend?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take antihistaminic for 10-12 days

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist.
Gluten allergy is a very unlikely cause of hives.
Hives can occur due to many causes like food allergies, infections, thyroid disorders and sometimes without any cause.
Since your hives are of recent onset I would recommend you to take antihistaminics like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg twice daily for 10-12 days.
This should resolve the hives.
Otherwise consult a doctor and get yourself investigated to find out the cause.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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What Causes Recurrent Itchy Hives On The Hip And Legs?

Brief Answer: Take antihistaminic for 10-12 days Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcaremagic I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist. Gluten allergy is a very unlikely cause of hives. Hives can occur due to many causes like food allergies, infections, thyroid disorders and sometimes without any cause. Since your hives are of recent onset I would recommend you to take antihistaminics like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg twice daily for 10-12 days. This should resolve the hives. Otherwise consult a doctor and get yourself investigated to find out the cause. Regards Dr Asmeet