Why do I get Hives at Night?

I get hives at night. Not always, but often enough that when I have a flare-up and start to swell, I know I’m headed for at least an hour of itching and scratching and some sleepless nights. If you do as much research as I do on food allergies, you might also notice that many people with hives experience relief from their symptoms when fasting for one day or more on water.

Do you get hives at night? For some reason, I do. It usually happens when it’s time to go down to bed. I think it may be due to not enough physical activity during the day but this is just my theory.


Hives at night can be a symptom of many things, from allergies to stress.

Let’s take a look at some of the possible causes and what you can do about them.

Food Allergies

If you have a food allergy, eating that food could trigger an immune response in your body. In this case, your body will release histamines and other chemicals that cause your skin to swell, itch, and develop hives. One common food allergy is gluten those with celiac disease can have severe hives and a variety of other symptoms after eating gluten products.

Other Causes

Other possible causes include:

-A reaction to medications, such as antibiotics or blood pressure medications

-An infection (like shingles) in your nervous system or skin


Things you can Do

You’re not alone.

You’re one of the many people who experience hives at night, and it can be very stressful. Hives are an allergic reaction to something you’re exposed to. You may react to being stung by an insect or bitten by a spider, but most people who get hives at night aren’t exposed to anything like that.

The good news is that there are things you can do about it. Here are some tips for handling hives at night:

-Use aloe vera lotion on your skin after bathing as an alternative to creams and lotions that contain chemicals or perfumes. You can also put aloe vera gel directly on your skin if you’re experiencing hives at night but only use this option if the itching is severe because it can irritate if used too frequently or in large amounts.

-Wear loose-fitting clothing made of natural fabrics such as cotton or linen instead of synthetic materials like polyester because they won’t irritate your skin as much when you sweat during sleep (sweating causes hives). Also, try sleeping without socks so that the moisture from your feet doesn’t irritate them either!

-Try taking hot baths before bedtime.

The most common explanation is that hives are caused by histamine in your skin. Your body produces histamine as a response to allergens like pollen or animal dander. Histamines cause swelling in your blood vessels, which causes hives. Histamines also affect your brain and nervous system, which can cause other symptoms like itching and swelling in other areas of your body.

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