Hives and Angioedema


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Comment from: POLLANNA, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

I was diagnosed with urticaria by a doctor at the walk-in center, as I could not get a general physician’s (GP) appointment. He prescribed an antihistamine cream. My hives became much worse with arm and face swelling by the time I got a GP appointment it had become infected, and with his prescription of antibiotics, steroids, plus cream it eventually cleared. Unfortunately a few days after completing treatment it came back, I have now been referred to dermatologist and prescribed more antihistamine cream.

Comment from: Jinx Urit, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

I have lupus. It's been confusing. Lupus can affect almost any part of your body. I've experienced minor things, like dry eyes, to major things like hives. But this really hit suddenly and the night before my child's promotion ceremony! I was advised to go to the emergency room immediately! I'm missing the ceremony. For something that initially, I thought was minor, but made me look, well let's just say 'unattractive' and with virtually no other symptoms, it turns out to be life threatening!

Comment from: Rose, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I got my hives when I went for vacation. We went to the pool and I was not really responsible for that time when I realized I was actually still wearing my high knee sandals. Then a few days later after I was having reactions and I found out I had these allergies. It is large bumpy red on both the backs of my legs. I went to the doctor and he prescribed me this Lotriderm. Until now, almost a month, it hasn’t done anything and I stopped using it because I felt kind of burnt and it looks brown and rough. I am kind of worried about this situation.


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