You might not expect to get an answer to this question, but you will in this article. This is the story of a blogger who started getting hives randomly. Not exactly sure why – it’s a weird story! You’ll just have to read to see what happened!
They just popped up. A few itchy red spots almost immediately spread across my arms. You see, I did nothing to cause them. I didn’t eat anything new. I didn’t nuzzle into any new fabric on the couch. The timing was random. I’m used to getting hives now and then, but in general, it’s because of some exposure to a food or something. But these hives this past time? Random.
Why Am I Getting Hives Randomly?
Are you getting hives randomly and not knowing why? Your skin is your body’s largest organ and one of the first places that show signs of illness. This can be a good thing, as it can alert you to issues with your health before they get worse.
However, if you’re getting hives for no apparent reason, it’s important to consult with a doctor to determine what’s causing them and how to treat them. Hives are caused by an allergic reaction that causes the body’s immune system to release histamine into the bloodstream. The histamine causes blood vessels near the surface of your skin to swell and leak fluid, which results in hives or welts on your skin.
The most common cause of an allergic reaction is pollen or dust mites, but other triggers include medications like ibuprofen or antibiotics; insect bites or stings; latex; heat or cold; food allergies; exercise; stress; pregnancy; hypothyroidism (low levels of hormones produced by the thyroid gland); anxiety disorders such as panic attacks or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
If you’re getting hives randomly without any obvious cause, the first thing you should do is see your doctor rule out any underlying medical conditions that could be causing them. Once those have been ruled out, then it’s time for some detective work!