Hives are the result of an allergic reaction localized to the skin. Like a bee sting, hives can be itchy and uncomfortable. There are many different allergens that will trigger hives.Common allergens include dietary foods, seasonal allergies, and insect stings. This guide is a comprehensive list of allergens that cause hives as well as what allergens cause hives in children.
Allergies are in the news all the time, now it’s our turn to talk about them! We know what you’re thinking: just what is an allergy anyway? Do I have allergies? How do allergies work? How can my allergies cause hives, and how can I treat them?
Allergies cause hives, if you’re wondering.
Hives are red, itchy welts that appear on your skin. They can be caused by allergies or physical triggers (like heat). You might also notice that hives are often accompanied by other symptoms like difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat or tongue, or sudden fatigue.
The good news is that hives are usually not dangerous. The bad news is that they can be really uncomfortable and annoying! If you think you might be having an allergic reaction to something in your environment, it’s important to see a doctor right away so they can help figure out what’s causing your symptoms and how to treat them.
What Causes Hives?
Allergies are a common cause of hives, but they’re not the only ones.
Hive is an itchy rash that can be caused by many things. If you have hives, you may not know what caused them. But no matter what caused your hives, you’ll want to treat them right away.
Hives can be caused by:
1) Food allergies
2) Insect bites and stings
3) Drug reactions
4) Plants and trees that release pollen
5) Infections like strep throat or mononucleosis (mono)
6) Medications or physical stressors like exercise
7) Histamine causes blood vessels to dilate, which leads to swelling and redness in the affected area of the skin
8) Some medicines, including aspirin and antibiotics like penicillin
What foods cause hives?
There are several foods that can cause an allergic reaction in some people including :
- Cow’s milk
- Wheat gluten products