Hives or Urticaria is a skin infection with pale red bumps that involves itching. It occurs suddenly on the skin that causes an itching and burning sensation. Hives or urticaria is generally an allergic reaction that occurs due to medications, sunlight, insect bites. Angioedema is a type of hives that may involve swelling beneath the skin. Hives and angioedema can block the airways passage of the lungs, throat and make it difficult to breathe.
What causes hives
Types of hives
Treatment of hives
Routine blood tests and skin tests help in performing the diagnosis of the hives. In case of mild hives, doctors suggest medicines that relieve the burning and swelling sensation. Medicines that include:
Foods involving hives
foods that are associated with hives include eggs, nuts, shellfish, tomatoes, berries, milk, chocolates.
Prevention of hives
Although hives are caused by allergic reactions. They can also occur due to reasons include:
Although doctors prescribe medicines to prevent hives, there are home remedies and natural remedies to prevent the itching and discomfort of hives. Home remedies include:
Risks of treatment
Swelling of the mouth, face leads to severe allergic conditions. Doctors suggest medicines to feel better. While taking those steroid medicines, complications that occur include;
Symptoms of hives in children
Symptoms of hives in children include:
Some bacterial infections include urinary tract infections and strep throat.
Hives in children are dangerous
Hives in children are also not life-threatening just like adults. But, if facial swelling occurs, it is necessary to bring the child to the doctor. As it may cause complications that include trouble breathing, itching lips. The condition may lead to severe allergic infection.
Cura Multispeciality Hospital’s Department of Allergy and Immune System
Allergy is a condition when hypersensitivity of the immune system reacts to foreign elements that may include pollen, dust, insect bites, medicines, food. Accurate diagnosis, proper treatment, and tests to confirm the allergic conditions are significant while dealing with an allergy. At Cura hospitals, the allergy department is entirely equipped with clinical facilities along with the set up of immunotherapy too. Our efficient nurses and technicians consistently assist the physician in the clinic. We care for your cure.