Our expert says:
Urticarial Vasculitis may well be the case for the Hives and Urticaria, triggered off by the underlying auto-immune disease you appear to have developed. Most cases of Chronic Urticaria like this have nothing to do with food allergies. I presume you have had a skin biopsy to confirm Vasculitis. You may need your Rheumatologist to try other medications such as Methotrexate, Cyclosporin and Azapress. Some people respond to Dapsone. Oral cortisone is bound to help, but you should not take steroids or cortisone for too long. If you are unhappy with your treatment then get a second-opinion form another specialist.
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