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Posted by: Leon | 30/05/2019

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Good Day Doctor, while in Angola in March of this year i was bitten while sleeping by an insect at the hotel.

I did blood tests for Malaria, tick bite fever, Certain foods, and hormone ect. The problem i am having is chronic hives, all over my body i can send pictures if required. I have been to a dermatologist and he placed me a steroid pill, histamines, soaps and ointments. However my problem is not resolved, in fact is seems to get worse. At times my lips and eyes is swollen, and my feet and hands itch severely. It normally starts after sleeping for several hours, i wake up sweaty and covered in hives, at times it seem to be triggered by food i am eating. Please advise me how to resolve my medical condition. I am currently using Celetamine to control my out break

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Posted 13/06/2019

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It sounds like you may have Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU), possibly unrelated to the insect bite or any foods you ingest. The cause of most cases of CSU remain unknown and we just have to treat symptomatically. Perhaps reach out to the Dermatologist for more advice of treatments options available such as Cyclosporine and Omalizumab.
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