Hives, also referred to as urticaria, nettle rash, uredo and itchy welts, occur as a result of an allergic reaction in the body. There are two types of hives – acute (last for less than one day, or up to six weeks) and chronic (lasts longer than 6 weeks). These appear as a group of red patches or bumps on a person's skin. The treatment of hives begins with identification of its root cause. Once you know what is triggering the allergic reaction, the most effective step is to eliminate exposure to this item.
There are many strategies that can help you get rid of unsightly bumps that are a discomfort and an embarrassment. These include:
It is important to see your doctor in order to make sure that an illness or disease is not causing your hives or determining the cause of it. You should visit a doctor immediately if you notice hives that continue to appear after a few days, light-headedness, abdominal cramps and breathing issues.
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