What Is Hives? How To Treat It?
Dermatology

What Is Hives? How To Treat It?

    What Is Hives? How To Treat It?

    Hives is an allergic reaction that causes red bumps on the skin. Learn what causes them and how to treat them!

    Hives is a type of allergy called urticaria. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s cells. The result is a rash of small blisters filled with fluid.

     

    What Causes Hives?

    There are two main types of hives: acute and chronic. Acute hives occur suddenly and last less than six weeks. Chronic hives last longer than six weeks and tend to recur. They often appear after exposure to certain allergens such as pollen, dust mites, food, medications, latex, insect bites, or other substances.

     

    How Do You Know If You Have Hives?

    A person with hives will usually notice small, raised bumps on his or her skin. These bumps are called urticaria (or “hives”). People who develop hives typically feel itching, burning, tingling, swelling, warmth, or pain.

     

    What Are The Symptoms Of Hives?

    There are two main types of hives: acute and chronic. Acute hives last less than six weeks, while chronic hives last longer than six weeks. Both types of hives cause similar symptoms, such as itching, burning, and swelling. However, there are some differences between the two.

     

    How Can I Prevent Hives?

    If you suffer from hives, it’s possible to prevent them by avoiding triggers. Common triggers include foods with high levels of histamines (like chocolate), certain medications, and stress. You should also avoid allergens like pollen and dust mites.

     

    How Do I Treat Hives?

    There are several ways to treat hives. First, try to identify the trigger. Then, use antihistamine medication to reduce symptoms. Finally, apply topical steroids to help relieve itching.

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