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Health Tip: Easing Hives

Posted 20 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Hives are red, itchy skin welts that stem from an allergic reaction. Finding out what caused the hives is a first step in ending the itch. The ease the discomfort and prevent hives from returning, the American Academy of Dermatology advises: Hives may be triggered by food, medication, animals, pollen, stress or infection. A mild case may not need treatment and may subside on its own. A cool shower or cool compress placed on the hives can help soothe itch. If you have frequent bouts of hives, you may want to find a support group to help you cope. Hives accompanied by serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, may need an emergency medication. Speak to your doctor. Read more

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