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I have had hives. I use calamine lotion but they go away for a few hours after then usually come back.

I have had hives for 3 days straight, im only 14, ive been taking benadryl gell caps since i got them and i use calamine lotion on the hives, they go away for a few hours after then usually come back, i had a shower and they spread EVERYWHERE!!! help me please I have no Idea whats causing this please help me
Asked On : Wed, 22 Dec 2010
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Hi. Welcome To HealthcarMagic Regards, Dr. Jagdish
Hives called Urticaria are mostly from autoimmune process. Many of the times they have no reasons. Heat, cold, stress, fever, and some kind of allergic material and foods aggravate the hives. Identify the risk factors and avoid exposure them. But when they come the treatment is Oral steroids, antihistamines like Ceterizine/ Benadryl and local application of calamine is enough.

Also get the ANA , RF,TSH, CBC and Differential count to look for Eosinophils in the blood which indicates allergic process.
Answered: Wed, 22 Dec 2010
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