Ever break out in hives? You probably have if you’ve ever been bitten by a mosquito or have pretty much any other skin condition. In this article, I’ll cover what to do when you break out in hives.
If you break out in hives and think the world’s going to end, relax! This is quite common. Learning what to do when you break out in hives is very easy and takes only a few steps.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think about hives is probably the itching and swelling that comes with them. But there are other symptoms of hives that can be more dangerous than just a little itch.
When you have hives, it’s important to know what they are and how to treat them so they don’t get worse or even cause anaphylaxis a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be triggered by anything from food or insect stings to certain medications.
What to do When you Break Out in Hives?
Hives are a common skin condition that can be very uncomfortable. They typically consist of red, swollen bumps on the skin that itch. Hives are also known as urticaria, and they can be caused by many different things such as allergies and stress.
If you have a history of hives, you might already know what to do when they appear. But what if you break out in hives for the first time?
Here are some tips:
1) Take a hot shower or bath to reduce swelling and itching
2) Apply cool compresses to reduce swelling and itching
3) Take an antihistamine medication like Zyrtec (or Claritin or Allegra if you have an allergy)
4) Try applying moisturizer or lotion to the area where you broke out in hives (this might be especially helpful if the area is dry).
First of all, don’t panic. Hives are a common skin condition that can cause red, itchy swellings on the body. They are usually harmless and will go away on their own in a few days or weeks.
If your hives are accompanied by other symptoms like watery eyes or difficulty breathing, you should seek medical attention immediately.