Good Morning Anne,
I am truly deathly allegic to Tetracycline but I have taken other antibiotics and done well. Usually your physician will not prescribe another med that is in the same family as the one you reacted to. I agree you should take the med and believe that you will be ok.
Skin hives result from an allergic reaction inside the body, and appear as red, raised, itchy, welts. The causes of skin hives, also known as triggers, are wide and varied, including ingestion, inhalation, or reaction to a physical stimulus. When exposed to a trigger, the body produces histamine, a chemical that is involved in the immune response.
Common causes of hives:
Drugs: penicillin, aspirin, ibuprofen, quinine, diuretics, anticonvulsants, sulfa antibiotics, codeine.
Foods: shellfish, nuts, eggs, chocolate, strawberries, tomatoes, cow's milk, wheat, yeast.
Inhaled agents: pollen, mold, dust, animal dander.
Diseases & Infection: lupus, thyroid disorders, lymphoma, sinus or urinary tract infection, mononucleosis, hepatitis B.
Physical stimuli: heat, cold, exercise, stress, sun exposure, scratching the skin.
Contact stimuli: plants, jellyfish, cosmetics, textiles, latex, saliva, textiles, hair bleach.
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