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skyy2blue posted:
I have been getting hives for the last month. So bad that my lips, knuckles, bottom of my feet, eyelids, and tongue swell. I usually am covered from head to toe everynight starting between 7 and 9 pm. I really need to find what is causing these hives, I feel like I am going insane. I am also nursing my 8 month old and am concerned about what could be causing the hives, parasites? a virus?
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Gregory M Metz, MD responded:
Sorry to hear about your rash and swelling. Take notes of what you eat, medications you are taking and any activities around the time of outbreaks to your doctor for review. There are numerous potential causes and your doctor can help look into these. Many times, an exact cause is not found but medications can be used to help decrease the severity or even block them from happening. Have you ever experienced anything like this before? Any new medications?
 
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skyy2blue replied to Gregory M Metz, MD's response:
I never have had hives before. My 12 year old son had them last year starting the same time of year mine did. Also a friend of mine got them the same time that I did. That is why I was thinking it was possibly parasites. I have not used anything new. No perfumes, foods, or medications. Although now I am using Claratine. But I am nursing my 9 month old and it seems to be drying up my milk. Anyway, thank you for gettng back to me.


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