Urticaria, commonly called hives occurs as a result of an allergic reaction. By identifying and avoiding the allergen responsible for this allergic reaction, it is possible to prevent it.
Observe and try to identify what you came in contact with before urticaria or hives developed. If you cannot pinpoint the allergen yourself, then you may have an allergy test done by a health care professional.
In certain people, stress, heat, and other causes like viral or bacteria infection can cause urticaria or hives.
Urticaria or Hives Prevention
Cases of urticaria are likely to repeat several times before the cause is identified. Pinpointing the exact cause is essential to prevention. Suspect allergens include foods, medication, insect bites, poison ivy, and pollen.
If you experience a rash after physical stimulation of the skin like vibration, pressure, or rubbing, ceasing this stimulation can bring relief.
Urticaria or Hives Treatment
Treatment involves the use of anti-histamines and/or corticosteroids. Severe cases where the breathing passages are blocked should be treated with adrenaline (epinephrine).