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Hives treatments
My blog: CureforHives.org
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Hives Treatments

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Hives Treatments

  1. 1. Hives treatments My blog: CureforHives.org Hives may be caused not only by reactions to allergens, but also by stress, over exposure to sunlight, (although it isn’t the same thing as a sun burn), or as an adverse reaction to some medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioid pain medications like codeine. What do Hives look like? Urticaria, more commonly known as hives, is a skin condition characterized by red inflammation of the skin that may range from isolated little spots, to scattered splotches, to large areas (like the entire chest area for instance), completely covered that are referred to as plaques. Hives can affect any area of the body but are typically harmless and of a short duration. What causes Hives? They are caused by the release of histamines. Histamines are a chemical produced by specialized cells along the blood vessels of the skin, into the blood stream in reaction to any of a number of allergens. The actual redness and swelling is caused by the blood plasma leaking out of the vessels into the surrounding skin. What is the most effective treatment for Hives? The best treatment for hives is to identify the causing factor and remove it. Unfortunately, identifying the cause of hives is often quite difficult. Typically the doctor will prescribe either an over the counter antihistamine, or if a stronger medication is needed, a prescription antihistamine will be prescribed. If these do not provide relief, often oral corticosteroids will be prescribed. For more severe hive outbreaks, an injection of epinephrine or a steroid medication may be necessary to provide relief. What precautions do I take for healing? While waiting for the hives to clear up, it is advisable to avoid hot water as it may agitate the condition. Use warm water instead, and use a gentle, mild soap. Applying cool compresses or wet cloths to the affected areas may provide temporary relief.
  2. 2. Try to prevent sweating by working and sleeping in a cool environment if at all possible. Wearing loose-fitting lightweight clothes that will not rub against the affected areas so as to not further irritate the skin is also a good way to minimize discomfort. Typically hives are a short duration affliction and will usually disappear in a few hours to one day on their own without any outside treatment. However for persistent cases, or frequently recurring cases, it is advised to see a doctor. Do you need more information on chronic hives? Visit my blog: http://cureforhives.org/Chronic-hives

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