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Hives Skin Allergy - Utricaria Skin Disease Treatment

One of the most common types of skin allergies is the one, which we all know as hives.   Also termed as urticaria, this skin condition is characterized by red welts that are normally raised and itchy that come in a variety of sizes and may disappear as suddenly as it appeared on your skin.  Another type of skin ailment is angioedema, which is somehow similar to the one mentioned previously because it is appears as a swelling that results in welts that are larger and go deeper into the skin.  This type of ailment usually occurs on the areas near the lips and the eyes.

Similar in appearance to bites of mosquitoes, hives can be classified as either acute or chronic, meaning they can happen quite suddenly or recur from time to time usually in varying time periods.  The acute type can only be experienced in just a matter of hours and may last for as long as six weeks.  The chronic type could last for more than 6 weeks and could even drag on until it reaches months and years at one time.  This type of skin condition can even be experience at the same time as angioedema.

Based on studies, there must be one in five persons who is afflicted with either acute hives or angioedema at one point or another in his lifetime.  Hives and angioedema, though, are generally harmless skin conditions that go away after a period of time even if no treatment were taken for them.  They don't even leave unsightly marks or blemishes on your skin.  People who are treated for such conditions are usually only given oral or topical antihistamines.

How to treat hives? Chronic Hives Treatment

Hives and angioedema sometimes are manifested in lesions that are results of the skin's being inflamed.  There are cases of these skin conditions that occur when histamines as well as other chemicals that you may be sensitive to are released by the mast cells into your skin as well as into your bloodstream.  Oftentimes, harsh reactions that are often allergic in nature, especially to foods and medicines, cause these skin conditions.  Just like with any other allergies, the allergens that contribute to the contraction of these skin conditions are medicines like antibiotics and aspirin, pollen and such other substances of this kind, stings from insects, certain foods like nuts, shellfish and other fish products as well as egg and milk.

As with any other type of skin condition, hives and angioedema could also be caused by stress as well as factors in the environment like water, heat, sunlight and the cold. There are also types of skin, which are more sensitive that just simple scratches or slight pressure can already result in these skin conditions to appear.