Hives that affect the whole body are known as systemic hives and these are considered to be more severe than isolated lumps around the body. Systemic hives can be very unpleasant and even uncomfortable for some people to cope with and they can sometimes have a significant impact on people’s lives. So, how are systemic hives treated?
We’ll start by outlining the process of diagnosing and treating systemic hives. We’ll talk about the fluid mechanics of how hives are treated and ask some questions related to how the body processes venom. From there we’ll take a look at what medications we have at our disposal for dealing with systemic hives and move into treatment in more detail. You’ll have a better understanding after reading this blog.
How are Systemic Hives Treated?
Systemic hives are treated with anti-histamines, which are usually taken as pills or skin creams. These act to reduce the release of histamine, which is responsible for most of the symptoms of hives. The treatment will be tailored to your particular case and symptoms.
Some people find that they need to take anti-histamines every day, while others find they only need them at the start of an episode.
A systemic hive is a rare condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, and swollen all over your body.
If you have systemic hives, the treatment options are the same as for localized hives. However, the severity of your symptoms will determine which treatment option is best for you.
You may also experience:
* A fever
* Swelling of the face and lips
* Difficulty breathing
* Anxiety or feeling sick
* Loss of consciousness
If you or your child has systemic hives, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible so that they can give you an accurate diagnosis and start treatment.
One of the most common treatments is a medicine called Benadryl, which reduces inflammation in the body and calms down allergic reactions. Another common treatment is hydrocortisone cream, which has been shown to reduce swelling and itching.
Another option is to see an allergist and get allergy testing done, so you can find out what you’re allergic to and avoid those substances.