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ginger power Posts: 1632
Help, I'm breaking out in hives lately and don't know what is causing them, iv started new job in private sector and am stressed but also heat in new job is unreal, if also come off pill around same time as job wondering could it be this?! If not changed or using any different shower gel or body lotion, iv been to chemist who gave me cream whichv helped now I'm more again and there so sore and red any one have anything that can help me please
Anne Cordelia Shirley Posts: 4731
I suffer from dermatitis on my hands and fingers. It flares up really badly if I'm run down or stressed. I have to use a 1% cortisone cream for relief, you can only get that strength on prescription, unless you know someone in Spain or somewhere you can buy it OTC. I also find neostrata hand cream good.
IvytheTerrible Posts: 950
Hi I have started to suffer from hives/rashes over the past few years but don't know what is causing them. Both stress at work and very warm central heating may have been a factor for me also. I don't find creams very good at all. Just be careful of using cortisone for long periods of time as I was told by my doctor to only use it for a week or so. I find anti-histamine tablets the best, I would take them every day for a week or more. Hopefully it will stop any more breaking out and let the others clear up for you. Ask for Clarityn or the generic one, Clareze.
tassajara Posts: 723
Try some Clarityn or generic version- I get awful hives on my scalp from heat and they're the only thing that brings them down.
ginger power Posts: 1632
Thank you, there so sore I used tablets chemist gave me, and cream for hives and bites but at most there so red and raw and sore and itchy I'm in so much pain, should I go to doctor, was gonna pop again to chemist tomorrow to see
mrspiggy Posts: 1289
You should be able to get HC45 OTC which is a steroid cream for bites etc. I just recently got it in the UK but was able to get it a couple of years ago in Ireland.
ginger power Posts: 1632
Iv still these, am going mad, went to doctor who said they look like bites but my husband doesn't have them so not in my house, and no one in job has them either, iv taken antibiotics as they were awful swollen and red, the heat off them unreal, that kinda cleared them but more appeared I'm at my wits end, my blood came back clear from allergies, what can I do to soothe them, don't want keep taking anti biotics and cream ant helping, I honestly could cry
MrsGilhooley Posts: 1235
I was at the doctors this morning with a similar problem. I've been referred for allergy testing but in the meantime the doctor has recommended taking Ceterizine during the day and Piriton in the evenings (it's a stronger antihistamine but might cause drowsiness). I have a perscription for Fucibet cream, I can report back on whether that's any good. I also tried Eurax lotion and it provided some relief from the itching. It's over the counter in pharmacies and costs about €7. Worryingly it removed most of nail varnish but I guess that just means it's pretty damn strong!
ginger power Posts: 1632
[quote="MrsGilhooley":1nlesmj6]I was at the doctors this morning with a similar problem. I've been referred for allergy testing but in the meantime the doctor has recommended taking Ceterizine during the day and Piriton in the evenings (it's a stronger antihistamine but might cause drowsiness). I have a perscription for Fucibet cream, I can report back on whether that's any good. I also tried Eurax lotion and it provided some relief from the itching. It's over the counter in pharmacies and costs about €7. Worryingly it removed most of nail varnish but I guess that just means it's pretty damn strong![/quote:1nlesmj6] My doctor says mine look like bites but hubby doesn't have them, she has given me cream and got me an appointment for a skin specialist but iv no help at all to ease pain :(
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