The symptoms hives include:
- Red, raised bumps or welts on the skin.
- May have a white spot in the center.
- A burning or stinging sensation.
- Can rapidly change size, shape, and location.
- Sometimes with hives bruising seems to appear. This usually occurs when the hives are very dark in color.
A hives cure basically focuses on treating these symptoms. While hives are generally not serious from a medical perspective, finding a hives cure is important because they can be very uncomfortable or even painful. In addition, the symptoms hives cause can make people feel very self-conscious about their appearance.
Prevention basically consists of avoiding substances that cause the symptoms hives create. These substances will vary from person to person. Pay attention to when your hives occur in order to determine what substances cause problems for you.
Some things that may cause hives include:
- Certain foods. Shellfish and mushrooms are two very common foods that may cause hives, but they are not the only ones.
- Certain medications. If you think medication might be causing your hives, talk to your doctor. Don't stop taking any prescription medication without talking to your doctor first.
- Some plants. Poison oak and poison ivy are common culprits.
- Pets. Many people are allergic to cats and/or dogs.
- Certain soaps or laundry detergents. If you've recently changed soaps or detergents or other personal care products, they may be causing your hives.
These are only a few of the possible substances that might cause hives. Some people also get hives when they are under a lot of stress. If you think stress is causing your hives, consider learning some relaxation techniques. Identifying and avoiding the cause of your hives is the best "hives cure" you'll find.
Unfortunately, in many cases no one knows what leads to the symptoms hives cause. In these cases, there is no way to prevent them. There are, though, ways to treat them.
As we said, there is no hives cure. There are ways though of treating the symptoms hives create.
Over-the-counter medication. An antihistamine, such as Benadryl, can be purchased over-the-counter and is often effective. It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, so don't drive or operate any kind of heavy equipment until you know how it affects you.
Topical medications. There are also a number of topical creams that can be purchased over-the-counter to relieve some of the symptoms hives create. These mainly relieve the itching and burning sensation.
Corticosteroids. These drugs are used in severe cases. They may be prescribed either orally or by injection. They will usually reduce the swelling and redness very quickly. If given by injection for hives bruising will likely occur. All corticosteroids carry the risk of many serious side effects, though, including high blood pressure, mood swings and depression, osteoporosis, weight gain, and increased susceptibility to infections.
Because of the risks of side effects from traditional medical treatments, many people prefer to use a natural product instead.
OxyHives is an all-natural hives treatment with which we have seen great success. It contains components that help reduce the levels of histamine in the system, providing short-term relief. Additionally, OxyHives works to provide long-term relief by helping the body maintain optimal immune system health.
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See a doctor if your hives last more than a day and you have other symptoms of illness, if you have frequent or persistent hives, or if your hives turn into blisters. Ask about a hives cure for you. If you have trouble breathing or if your face or throat begins to swell, get medical help right away.
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