Re: swelling in my lips and face and hives
Hi there, this sounds like a case of chronic urticaria. But I am no doctor and you have to get this checked out by a dermatologist. What doctors have you consulted? Usually for symptoms like yours, it is not allergy. Firstly, you must know what is the skin condition that's going on with you now. For allergies, skin test or blood test can help check for allergens.
If it's chronic urticaria, usually the cause is not known. It could be from underlying infections, autoimmune disorders, illnesses associating with CU... etc.
Other times, it could be that your body is sensitive to some chemical being used. It could be daily household products. You might want to keep a diary of the food you ate, things you touch/come in contact, places you went, things you did... and maybe you might find something.
I was dx as having chronic idiopathic urticaria, meaning I get daily hives but no known cause. Then few years later, I found out I have cold urticaria. I'm doing well with antihistamines.
Since you have swellings of the lips and face, do let your doctor know. You might want to get an Epi-pen if you do not already have one. If your throat also swells up - blocking airway- the epipen could help with the anaphylactic reaction but you still have to get to an ER asap.
Do you get them daily and almost 24/7? If it comes and goes, keeping a diary might help identify the cause/problem. Good luck to you!