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Hives & Your Skin

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Photo courtesy of: fredigitalphotos.net / by Naypong

What are hives?

Hives is the state in which your body has an outbreak of swollen, pale and red bumps on your skin. Hives are considered to be an unknown reaction of the body, but sometimes it can also be a reaction to certain allergens.

Hives usually bring itching, but you might also feel burning on the skin areas that it appears on. They can appear on any part of your body, and can also appear on your face, lips, tongue, throat or ears. Hives usually last from hours to a day before they start to fade away.

What can cause hives?

Usually hives are cause by allergic reactions, which can be from chemicals in food, insect bites, sunlight exposure, and certain medications. The most common type of hives is Acute urticarial. This refers to hives that last less than six weeks. The most common causes of these types of hives are: allergies to certain foods, medications, or infections, and insect bites could also be included in this category.

Common foods that cause hives: Nuts, chocolate, fish, tomatoes, eggs, fresh berries, and milk.

Drugs that can cause hives: aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, high-blood pressure drugs (ACE inhibitors), or painkillers such as codeine.

Are you living with chronic hives? See if you qualify for IMMUNOe’s clinical research studies on chronic hives today!

Source: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/hives-urticaria-angioedema

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