For those with Chronic Idopathic Uticaria--help!

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   Posted 4/15/2018 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
My 14 year old has CIU and it has spread rapidly to her face and body in a horrible and worst flare up in 3 yrs. We put her on Xolair last month, which I am worried about in general and want her off.

She tested allergic to cats, and we have a cat. Two allergists said her condition is not from the cat at all. She has no symptoms of watery eyes, itching, nasal inflammation associated with cats. We have had a cat in the house since her birth and it was at 10 years old she had a hive issue---so really 10 years with no hives.

I cannot help but think it's the cat.....what do your doctors tell you about keeping an allergen around someone with hives?


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   Posted 4/16/2018 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you're daughter is experiencing hives. My husband recently went through 12 months of itching red hives.

If you want to test if the cat is the culprit, I would recommend that you stay in a place overnight (without the cat) or for a few nights to see if the cat is the culprit. My hubbie and I have both had allergy tests done. They were not very accurate for us.
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