Anyone who has been near me recently knows that I have a case of hives on my forehead. It’s not pretty, trust me. In fact, it’s pretty painful. So what is hives? Hives are different from regular swelling because it’s an allergic reaction of the immune system. This article is to help you learn about what causes hives, how can you treat them, and most importantly…what to do when your face breaks out in hives!
Want to know why your face is breaking out in hives? I am going to tell you how I got rid of my face hives. I had a few outbreaks last summer and my cheeks were covered in red spots. It took me a while but I have finally got rid of them.
What Causes Hives on Your Face?
Hives are raised patches of red skin that appear suddenly and can last for days or even weeks. They’re often accompanied by itching or burning sensations.
The cause of hives is unknown, but some people believe that stress, food allergies or certain medications can trigger an outbreak.
You may also develop hives if you’re exposed to certain chemicals or allergens like pollen or animal dander (tiny particles that come from animals).
What Can Make My Face Break Out in Hives?
Hives are a condition in which the skin becomes inflamed and itchy. They can be triggered by an allergic reaction or by stress. Some people may experience hives for no apparent reason at all.
Hives occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly thinks that something harmful is entering the body and sends out antibodies to attack it. The result is a release of histamine and other chemicals that cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the skin, creating the welts and swelling.
Hives are also known as urticaria, meaning “stinging nettle.” The term comes from the Latin word Urtica, meaning “nettle.” Nettles contain histamine, a chemical that causes swelling and itching when it comes into contact with the skin.
Hives most often appear on the face, neck, upper arms or hands. They’re often raised bumps or welts that come in clusters and range from red to pink to white in color. They can appear suddenly or develop over minutes or hours, depending on what caused them.