How to take care of Hives?
Hives are not a serious illness or infection and do not require any immediate medical attention. They are, however, extremely itchy and uncomfortable to deal with. Keep reading to learn the best ways to treat them with home remedies, medications and other available treatments.
Did you know that there is more than one way to take care of your hives? It’s true! In fact, when you understand the root cause of your hives, then you can better treat them.
How to take care of Hives?
Hives are a common skin condition that can be treated and managed.
If you have hives, it means that you have raised, itchy bumps on your skin. Hives can be caused by an allergic reaction or by stress. The good news is that there are many ways to treat and prevent hives.
The first step in treating hives is to avoid anything that triggers the itching and swelling of your skin.
Common triggers include:
- Foods that contain wheat, dairy, or soy (milk products)
- Sun exposure
- Hot baths and showers
You may also want to avoid wearing tight clothing, as this can make your skin feel irritated even without other triggers being present. It’s best to wear loose-fitting clothes made from natural fibers like cotton or linen; these fabrics are more comfortable against your skin than synthetic ones like polyester and nylon. If possible, try wearing loose clothing made with no seams because seams can cause irritation on top of any other issues that may already be present due to hives. It’s also important not to scratch at the bumps caused by hives because this can cause infection.
Hives can be a pesky condition, but they’re not something you have to let get the better of you.
Here are a few tips on how to take care of hives:
1) Apply a cold compress on the area where the hives are located. This will help reduce the swelling and itching.
2) Take an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that is approved by the FDA for hives treatment. It should be taken 30 minutes before bedtime and it should last throughout the night. If you don’t see any improvement after taking this medication, be sure to talk with your doctor about other options.
3) Try applying calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream which can help soothe irritated skin and reduce itching. You should also try taking warm baths with baking soda mixed in water which can help soothe irritated skin as well.
4) Keep cool. If you’re hot or warm, your body will produce more histamine than usual, which means more hives could pop up.
5) Drink lots of water and eat foods high in potassium (like bananas) to keep yourself hydrated and well-nourished while your body fights off the allergic reaction that caused the hives in the first place!
6) Take Benadryl if necessary but only after talking with your doctor!