I’ve had heat-generated hives for about 10 years now after being impacted by stinging Fire Coral in the Caribbean & then being bit by an unknown insect in Queens, NY (from that moment on, the hives went wild).
I’ve been managing them for years with a medication called Hydroxyzine. However, I am now 3 weeks pregnant and this medication can cause severe birth defects (3rd arm, other mutations). I’ve been told Benadryl is a safer option, but it does Not do the trick.
I’m on day 4 without my normal medication and having intense outbreaks all day and night. I can’t get an appointment with my allergist for another 2 weeks, and I am desperate for any advice.
My options now are sleeping on bags of ice, and I still had hives this morning when I woke up where the ice wasn’t.