Hives. For some, they’re the bane of their existence. Anaphylactic reactions can be so severe that merely being around flowers or taking off your shirt in public can send someone to the hospital. People with chronic hives have a hard enough time dealing with it when they’re alone. But what if you’re not alone and your hives get worse? Here’s my story on why my hives got worse after a trip to the grocery store.
Simply put, this article will help you to understand why your hives are getting worse, what can be done about it, and how to manage the condition.
Why do hives get worse?
Hives are something that many people experience at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that between 1% and 2% of the population experiences them. But why do they happen? And how can we get rid of them?
There are several theories about what causes hives, but one of the most common is that they’re caused by an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions happen when your immune system reacts to something that shouldn’t be there like a portion of food you eat or something in the air you breathe.
The immune system produces antibodies (called IgE) that recognize these invaders, and then releases chemicals like histamine and heparin to fight them off. The problem is when your body mistakes something harmless for an invader like pollen or grass and starts producing IgE antibodies against it. This is what causes hives!
There are several reasons:
1) You could be reacting to more than one thing at once.
2) You might have an allergy to pollen and dust mites at the same time.
3) Stress releases cortisol into our bodies which makes everything worse.
4) Heat or cold exposure (like being outside on a hot day)
5) Medications (especially antibiotics)
6) Exercise (the adrenaline rush)
7) sunburns (especially in children)
Hives come in many different shapes and sizes depending on what caused them: some are large patches of raised red bumps while others are small bumps all over your skin. The good news is that most cases of hives will go away within 24 hours without needing any treatment at all just keep yourself hydrated.
How to deal with it?
Hives can be a very troubling condition. Most people who suffer from hives have been through the experience of having them, and they know how uncomfortable they can make you feel. However, there are some things that you can do to help yourself feel better while you are dealing with hives.
The first thing to do is to make sure that you are eating well and getting plenty of sleep every night. Hives often appear on the skin during times when your body is stressed out or under a lot of pressure; so if you are eating well and getting enough rest, then it’s more likely that your body will be able to deal with any stressors without having to express itself through hives.
The second thing that helps is taking an antihistamine like Allegra or Zyrtec every day and making sure that it stays in your system for at least 6 hours after taking it each day (this will help prevent new hives from forming). You should also try not wearing anything tight on your skin because this can cause irritation which could trigger more hives in the future!
Finally, try not touching anything too much—especially chemicals like bleach or ammonia because these chemicals can make existing hives worse by irritating them even further! Instead, try using natural products