Posted by julie
on August 23, 2000 at 15:06:07:
In Reply to: IDOPATHIC URTICARIA posted by DAYNA CHRISTY on August 14, 2000 at 12:42:21:
: I AM A 40 YEAR OLD FEMALE. IN PRETTY GOOD GENERAL HEALTH. APROXIMATELY A YEAR AGO MY SCALP BEGAN ITCHING CHRONICALLY. I SAW A DERMATOLIGIST, WITH NO DIAGNOSIS. ABOUT 5 DAYS AGO I BEGAN BREAKING OUT IN LARGE WELTS THAT ITCH LIKE CRAZY. THE ARE CONSENTRATED IN MY UPPER THIGH,UNDER MY BREASTS, ALONG MY STOMACH, MY HAIR LINE AND FOREHEAD. THEY ARE NOW APPEARING ON MY FACE AND HANDS. MY DOCTOR HAS PRESCRIBED ZYRTEC 10 MG DAILY AND RANTIDINE 2 X DAILY. ARE THOUGHTS ON HER DIAGNOSIS OR OTHER POSSIBILITIES
I am 41, have had hives on all parts of my body for 5 years. I take zyrtec 10 mg per day for last three years. on occasion, I take prednisone when zyrtec does not do the job. get an allergy test - mine were all negative and i have learned to stay away from preservatives, too much sunlight, too many harsh chemicals, pollution, etc.