People often ask about a cure for hives. Hives, also known as urticaria, are very common. It is estimated that 15-20% of all people will be affected by hives at some point in their lifetime.
Hives can occur anywhere on the body, and can range in size from few millimeters to a foot in diameter. They usually are itchy, and can also burn or sting. One “trademark” of hives is that they come and go, and change size very rapidly. You can wake up in the morning with a bad looking outbreak, and find that it has completely healed by noon. Then later in the day they can reappear again.
Hives occur when blood leaks out of blood vessels under the skin. This is caused when a chemical called histamine is released by mast cells under the skin. Identifying the causes of hives can be difficult. In many cases, the causes of hives are never determined.
We will now go over the different types of hives. Then we will discuss the possible causes of hives, and a potential cure for hives
There are two types of hives, ordinary hives (ordinary urticaria) and physical hives (physical urticaria).
Ordinary hives appear suddenly, and for no apparent reason. They usually appear in several places on the body, swell and turn red, and are itchy. They come and go, and can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Episodes of ordinary hives can last from a few days to weeks. Episodes that last longer than 6 weeks are considered chronic. Chronic hives can last months or years. In most cases of chronic hives, it is never determined what the cause was.
Physical hives are caused when something stimulates the skin. Most often, physical hives are caused by scratching. This is referred to as dermatographism. Other stimuli that can cause physical hives include heat or cold, sunlight, exercise, pressure or water.
Most often, the causes of hives are never identified. This is called idiopathic hives. Sometimes there are triggers.
Ordinary hives. Foods such as nuts, fish, chocolate, berries, or milk are common triggers. Other possible triggers include: insect bites, viral infections, or a medication.
Chronic hives. Unfortunately, despite allergy testing and other advanced laboratory tests, it is usually never determined what causes chronic hives.
Physical hives. The most common triggers are cold, sun and water (Aquagenic Urticaria).
Other triggers of hives include: stress, perfume or deodorant, pets, fungus, bacteria, or a disease.
We will now go over treatment, and a possible cure for hives.
The goal of most medical treatments is to relieve the symptoms, and to hope that the hives go away by themselves. This is usually accomplished by taking an antihistamine, using a steroid, or by using a cream or lotion that numbs nerve endings. Unfortunately all of these treatments can have severe side effects, and may not be safe to use long term.
For this reason, many people are interested in a natural treatment. Natural treatments have no dangerous side effects, and for many people, can be a cure for hives.
At healthy skin guide, we have spent a great deal of time and money researching natural remedies. Our goal is to help you find the best and safest one.
We are very happy to have finally identified an effective product called
Although no product will work for everyone, OxyHives is one of the better options we have seen. OxyHives is taken orally, and helps the body maintain optimal immune system health.
Click here to learn more about
OxyHives, and see if it’s right for you.
If you have any questions about this potential cure for hives, please write to us. If you need more information about the symptoms or causes of hives, please contact us.
Some of the additional topics we cover include can stress cause hives, hives caused by nerves and general information about dermatographia hives. If you want to see how hives look, take a look at our what do hives look like page. We also have pages on the symptoms hives, and on the chronic hives causes. In response to email requests, we have also added pages on allergic reaction skin hives, and aquagenic urticaria hives.