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Question: Chronic Hives and Excessive Sweating Hyperhydrosia


 LaurenC08 - Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:27 pm

Hello,
I'm 19 years old. I've been getting hives every day since 2007. I use over the counter claritin. My mom seems to think I got something on a trip to Italy since the hives started shortly after my return. I got allergy tested, no allergies were found. About a year ago I started to serious excessively sweating. which I use a presciption deodorant for now. I smoke and drink. I'm just worried my immune system has a problem or that my body is trying to reject something. Any thoughts are much appreciated. Is there any diseases or illnesses I should get checked for?! My doctor just treats the symptoms, but doesn't really put much thought into finding a reason why they are occuring. I don't want to just cover up these symptoms!
THANK YOU
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:47 am

User avatar Hello,You have chronic urticaria.If the rashes go beyond one day and cause pigmentation later you may need to get urticarial vasculitis ruled out.Your history does not support this.The causative factor diagnosis could be a frustating experience.Drugs,foods,worms,autoimmunity,stress are all implicated but to pinpoint becomes very difficult.Antihistamines still remain the core therapy.The good thing is that many outgrow this condition.Best wishes.

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