Hives are a common symptom of allergic responses. While they can be painful and uncomfortable, there are many ways to treat the itchy red welts that pop up. There is no one way to describe what hives look like on your body it depends on the person and their triggers.
Every year people suffer from allergic reactions to stings, food, and even some medications. Although more than half of the people never experience severe symptoms, hives are something you shouldn’t mess with. The following article will outline how you can prevent hives, as well as how to spot them and what causes them in the first place.
What Do Hives Look Like on Your Body?
Hives, also known as urticaria, are a skin condition that causes red bumps to appear on your skin. These bumps are often itchy and can appear anywhere on your body. Hives may also be accompanied by other symptoms such as swelling of the eyelids, facial flushing, or swollen lips.
Hives can occur for a variety of reasons, including an allergic reaction to food or medicine. In some cases, the cause of the hives is unknown. Some people have chronic urticaria—when hives flare up repeatedly throughout their lives and no known trigger is present.
Hives can be treated with over-the-counter medications such as antihistamines or prescription medications like corticosteroids (steroids). If you experience hives often or if they are severe enough to interfere with your daily life, speak with your doctor about treatment options that may be available to you