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Do I still have hives?

11/10/2008

Question:

24 hours after a colonoscopy I start having hives, my allergy doctor said that i have urticaria due to the anesthesia. He prescribed Clarinex with wich i had big relief. After a month I stop the medice and I don`t have them any more. it is been 10 days after. I went back to the doctor and He told me that i STILL having the hives. How can this be possible?. I feel fine. Can He determinated that I still having them?. He took blood sample at the second week where I had the IGE serum high 233. He did some allergy test with negative result. I`m 36 years old female.

Answer:

If you are not experiencing hives that you can see and that itch, your hives are gone. The IgE of 233 does not mean that you have underlying hives.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati