Hives is one of the most common allergic reactions, affecting at one time one in five people. This skin disorder can occur in both children and adults in acute or chronic form, in some cases can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated properly and quickly.
Hives eruptions caused by whole body are similar to those caused by contact with nettles, which in fact comes from the name of the disease .
Hives is a skin allergy is manifested by the appearance of raised spots on the body, pale pink to red, irregularly shaped, accompanied by intense itching. These spots can occur throughout the body, including the face, scalp, palms or soles, or mucous membranes, in which case we speak of angioedema. In this situation allergy is manifested by swelling of the tongue, lips, eyes or other mucous membranes, can occur and feeling of lump in the throat or choking case requires immediate medical presentation.
Besides the appearance of these spots and itching, hives can be accompanied by burning, joint pain, headache and muscle aches, fever, nausea, diarrhea, restlessness, anxiety, insomnia and impaired breathing (dyspnea).
Causes of hives
Hives can have multiple causes, from contact with an allergen (contact hives) to stress or heredity (allergy to peanuts, for example), estimating that more than 80% of the cases of chronic hives is unknown due to triggering the diseases.
Thus, we can hives after consumption of food when in contact with an allergen (dust, mold, pollen, perfume, a cosmetic or jewelry) after insect bites, certain medications (especially antibiotics and anti-inflammatory) or suffer from diseases that can cause hives (various forms of cancer, leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid dysfunction, infection in the throat or genital infections, etc..).
The most common foods that cause hives are: eggs, meat, chocolate, strawberries, peaches, apricots, blackberries, cherries, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, milk, exotic fruits (pineapple, kiwi), fish (herring, tuna, salmon) , tomatoes, and those that contain preservatives or dyes.
Those emotional, anxious and thus more stressed and prone hives, also, some people are cold or sun hives (hives photosensitive), after scratching, skin pressure on clothes, belts or shoes, and the list goes on. Therefore, the causes that trigger hives are often difficult to detect and therefore uncontrollable.
Treatment and Prevention
The most effective treatment for hives is to identify and eliminate triggers or causes generates assembly rash appears. This can be established on the basis of thorough medical investigations and drug treatment recommended by the physician may include antihistamines (anti-allergic), sedatives to relieve itching and cortisone. When known allergen can be made and desensitization treatments.
In parallel with drug therapy should adopt a diet rich in foods that contain calcium, magnesium and iron, eliminating the forbidden foods, which may cause hives. Also, to avoid baths and showers hot, tight underwear, vigorous physical activity that produces sweat, stress, alcohol and coffee. In the first two days of the onset hives is recommended to consume only fresh fruits and vegetables (except those prohibited).
To alleviate itching can apply cold water compresses local and vinegar. Very helpful herbal teas are also purifies the blood: nettle, pansy, burdock, buckthorn or elm bark.
- Oxyhives – used normally stops hives, swelling and prevents this problem. Read on oxyhivesinfo.org a detail list of benefits by using Oxyhives.
- Infusion pansy? plant is obtained from 20 grams per liter of water; drink three cups daily;
- Decoction of nettles? is obtained by boiling 250 g nettle (roots, stems and flowers) in five liters of water for 30 minutes; drink three cups daily;
- Lemon juice? drink a glass of water with lemon and half an hour before the main meals and between them, cleaning the stomach;
- Tincture or extract of butterbur (10?? 20%, obtained from fresh roots)? are taken ten drops three times a day.