Hives or urticaria is an allergen triggered infection that mainly affects the skin. Hines usually starts as a itchy patch of skin. Symptoms are:
• Raised, itchy bumps
• Red or skin coloured patches
• Pressing of hives patches turns them white
In most cases triggers for hives are through food or insect bites or pollen.
HOW IS HIVES DIAGNOSED?
Hives are caused by an allergic reaction to a medication or food. While Hives can be both, acute and chronic, it can be treated medically.
HOW IS HIVES TREATED?
The best way to prevent hives is to avoid the allergen. Antihistamines drugs help bring down the inflammation caused by the allergen. Once the allergen has been identified it is best to refrain from using it. Severe hives could lead to complications, hence timely treatment is needed to prevent worsening of the condition.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can also manage the condition of Hives by taking a few steps to lessen the impact.