Why Do I Get Hives When Upset?

If you get hives when upset, you should know that you’re not alone. Others have the same condition but don’t know about it. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with urticaria, it includes any kind of swelling or irritation that happens on your body as a result of an allergic reaction. People with this condition usually get hives within a few minutes of experiencing an allergic reaction and will notice these symptoms:

You get upset and your skin changes color. You scratch a little and hives appear. You feel better afterward. But it’s still annoying as you have to stop whatever you’re doing, apply Calamine lotion, and wait for the feeling to pass. So you wonder: why do I get hives when I’m upset?

Do you know why you get hives when you’re upset?

It’s because you’re awesome!

It’s a common question, and the answer is simple: stress.

Stress is the body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong like a pressure valve on a pot of boiling water. If there’s no way for the steam to escape, it’ll build up and scald anyone standing too close. But if you have an open vent and the right amount of pressure relief, then everything works out just fine!

So what causes stress? Well, it depends on your specific situation. If you’re under a lot of pressure at work or school, your body may start to release some extra adrenaline into your system as a way to keep you alert and ready for action. That’s why some people get jittery when they’re nervous their bodies are telling them that now would be an excellent time for them to run away from whatever might be about to eat them alive!

But sometimes this gets out of hand and that’s when things like hives can happen. When you feel super anxious about something (like getting fired), your body starts pumping out chemicals like cortisol to help protect itself from whatever seems like danger.

Seriously, though. Hives are a common allergic reaction that can be triggered by a wide variety of things. They can be caused by an allergy (like an allergy to beets or peanuts), but they can also be caused by stress, sweat, exercise, or even menstruation.

So how do you know if your hives are caused by an allergy or something else? Well, it’s all about the itching and swelling, which will usually appear on your arms, legs, face, and neck and sometimes even elsewhere on your body. You’ll also notice that your skin will turn red and feel warm to the touch while you’re getting hives.

This is because histamines are released into your bloodstream under stress or when exposed to allergens like pollen or pet dander. And unfortunately for some people (like me!), those histamines cause a blood vessel constriction that results in more redness and heat than usual in their skin which then turns into hives!


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