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Yesterday I started with generalized...
Yesterday I started with generalized itching. It got more severe as the day went on and I took Benadryl and Pepcid last night and it got better. It started again this morning but with hives that were linear. Dr prescribed me 40
Mg of prednisone daily. I also took zyrtec and Benadryl. I started taking vyvanse a week ago. Could this be a reaction? Also I washed my blankets mattress pad and work scrubs with fabric softener. Could it be from this. I changed all the linen last night but still ended up with hives. Is it possible the softener is seeped into the mattress? The pad was slightly damp when I put it on the mattress? Lastly I got bit by a mosquito the night before this occurred as well so there are a lot of variables. Any input would be appreciated
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

Hives are most often from unknown causes.

And they simply go away.

They can be from autoimmune diseases.

Allergy

Contact exposure.

Bites.

They would not usually be from bites, or a wet matress.

If they don't go away with prednisone you need to see a specialist. Allergist/immunologist.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Could this possibly be from softener?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Here are pictures. Each spot comes and goes
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Could this be detergent later
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

I could easily be a contact reaction.

New detergent, something you have developed a sensitivity to.

Anything like that.

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