Doctors for Hives in Lakshmi Narayan Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Hives, also known as urticaria, affects about 20 percent of people at some time during their lives. It can be triggered by many substances or situations and usually starts as an itchy patch of skin that turns into swollen red welts. The itching may be mild to severe. Scratching, alcoholic beverages, exercise and emotional stress may worsen the itching.
Hives Symptoms are:
• Raised itchy bumps, either red or skin-colored
HOW IS HIVES DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner or the dermatologist will perform a physical examination to diagnose the condition. The allergist may want to conduct skin tests, blood tests and urine tests to identify the cause of the hives. Sometimes, a skin biopsy is done to confirm that the allergic reaction and to test for the substance that caused the allergic response.
HOW IS HIVES TREATED?
Most cases of urticaria don't need treatment, because the symptoms are usually mild and often get better within a few days. Treatment for chronic urticaria involves trying to control the symptoms and avoiding any triggers that make them worse. Antihistamines are available either over the counter or by prescription - are a frequently recommended treatment for hives.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can also manage the condition of Hives by taking a few steps to lessen the impact.