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Can an antihistimine clear a autoimmune disorder rash

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Can an antihistimine clear a autoimmune disorder rash
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

It is quite unlikely that an antihistamine would clear the autoimmune disorder rash. It clears the allergic rashes.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

It is quite unlikely that an antihistamine would clear the autoimmune disorder rash. It clears the allergic rashes.

Autoimmune rashes respond to corticosteroids, immunomodulators, retinoids etc.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
my healthy 7 yr old who keeps having hives is probably some allergic reaction not a disorder? What symptoms would we look for if it was? We have been giving him Claritin and benydryl. Benydryl only when he breaks out. Claritin daily. When he ha dthen they clear up usually within hours of benydryl
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

It is in all likelihood an allergy. The usual associated symptoms are itching and occasional pain. The major causes of hives or urticaria are;

1) Foods or food additives

2) Inhalation, ingestion of, or contact with antigens

3) Drug reactions

4) Infections: bacterial, fungal, viral, and helminthic/parasites

5) Insects (papular urticaria)

6) Cold urticaria

7) Aquagenic (water) urticaria

8) Solar (Sun) urticaria

9) Chronic autoimmune (problems of immunity) urticaria

10) Chronic idiopathic (unknown reason) urticaria

So it is a sort of detective work to find the cause.

A chronic urticaria is treated as following;

1) A consultation with an allergist, if not yet done.
2) Avoid foods with known food allergies.
3) Avoidance of mental stress over tiredness, alcohol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and tight-fitting garments.
4) Psychologic stress can trigger or increase itching, so taking care of those factors.
5) Night time symptoms are helped by lukewarm bathing and keeping the temperature of the bedroom slightly low.
6) Itching is significantly helped by menthol and phenol cream.
7) Non sedating antihistamines.
8) Hydroxyzine or doxepin in night time.
9) Colchicine or dapsone is given who do not respond to above.

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Wishing you all the very best in life.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Theybstarted out of the blue in the last month. Our derma said not to worry about testing as other moms. I was asking about symptoms of disorders though lol
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

There are no other symptoms majority of the times except hives or itching.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
For auto immune disorders? No other symptoms
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

The autoimmune disorder initially may not have any symptoms except rash with itch and pain. Later on there are joint and muscle pains.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He had hives but no itching or pain
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

Thus it is unlikely to be autoimmune rash. Disappearance with anti histaminics substantiates it.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He had a few spots last night gave himself meds then this morning two blotches but not raised gave more Ned and went away
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

So confirms allergy.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I assume it is rare for a 7yt old boy to have a disorder
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

Yes it is rare.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the fact they don't itch and he doesn't hurt and they go away with benydryl that's an allegro reaction? And sometimes they can last awhile like weeks?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

Yes for both the questions.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I should quit worrying
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

Absolutely. You should quit worrying.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can I ask how the derma can be so sure it's not a disorder? Just knowing my son? If you google disorders it list lots of symptoms fatigue pain weight loss or gain sleepy etc. his urine dipstick is normal too by the way
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
You idiot even answer my question
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Are you still worrying about this. If you are, then stop. Your son has an allergy; the Claritin is keeping it in check. He doesn't have any other kind of disorder. He's just a healthy kid with a worrywart Mom.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am but I am not. I feel like the Claritin is just masking the problem and as a mom that makes me feel bad. That's all
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

I think you are beating a dead horse. Allergies can go on for years or even a lifetime. You take your medicine and you are fine. It isn't something to worry about. Like being left-handed, it is just something that is.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
you are confident this isn't lupus or thyroid issues or rheumatic arthritis
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

I am totally confident it isn't lupus, thyroid issues or rheumatoid arthritis.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Have you seen the pics of that severe break out he had when he was off Claritin
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Yes, I've seen all the questions and the pictures you've ever put on Just Answer. My opinion is that this is just allergies.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

I've checked them all. It is allergies.