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Hives Treatment Options

March 8, 2015 by Uncategorized No Comments

Uticaria, otherwise known as hives, is a skin condition that afflicts millions of people around the world every day. Sufferers deal with welts, wheals or rashes on various parts of the body, generally starting on areas that are consistently covered. These skin aberrations are usually caused by an allergic reaction to something in your environment. However, it’s entirely possible that your particular trigger will be unknown. Whenever the body encounters an allergen the body releases histamines, once released the capillaries under the skin leak fluid resulting in raised itchy patches of skin. Hives can last anywhere from minutes to several hours or longer. Since this condition is very uncomfortable, many sufferers try to find the best hives treatments to relieve or cure hives.   Possible Triggers Insect bites Contact with irritant (detergents, fabric softener, dust, dander, etc…) Foods Sunlight Certain medications   Potential Hives Treatments There are several different ways to address the problem of hives, as outlined in the methods of natural hives treatments from HTO . Many people will work on an elimination process, which prevents contact with allergens. This is fine if you are completely certain about what is triggering your hives. For example, if pet dander is your trigger, it’s relatively simple to keep your contact to a minimum. However, if your hives can be triggered by sunlight or water, avoidance is not a feasible alternative.   External Hives Treatments When you want the itching to stop, it is only natural to seek out a topical treatment, something that will go directly on the source of your discomfort. The most common external treatment for hives is the use of over the counter anti-itch creams, which may include hydrocortisone, camphor, diphenhydramine or menthol. These can give temporary immediate relief, but the relief is usually short-lived. Other external […]