Hives is an allergic reaction of the body, exteriorized on the skin, in the form of red plaques, pointed (like nettle lesions) that cause itching. So this article is for you, about the most effective treatments and how to get rid of hives.
These symptoms may be accompanied by a state of restlessness, agitation, insomnia and a burning sensation in the skin. Most commonly, hives occur due to food or medication ingested.
1. Soothing mixtures
The intense pruritus that characterizes the urticaria can be ameliorated by daily application to the affected areas of a mint-soothing mix.
Remission of injuries can be rushed by using once a day a corticosteroid cream. The cream should be applied in a thin layer and should not be used in the long term (over 2 weeks) as it is a medicinal product that is not undesirable in the case of unusual use.
Itching can be calmed by administering a medicine with an antihistamine (eg Claritin, Zyrtec, Aerius) or a combination of two such medicines, one to act during the day and the other at night.
4. Systemic corticosteroids
In the event of a severe eruption that can not be controlled by local and antihistamine products, a low-dose and short-term corticosteroid can be used to facilitate faster symptom relief. During treatment, the diet will be completely unbalanced.
5. Injectable corticosteroids
They are used in cases where urticaria lesions are accompanied by angioedema, ie swelling of the eyelids, lips, hands or feet. It is given as an injection for rapid control of edema, considered a medical emergency.
Regardless of the cause of urticaria, diet is mandatory. The duration to be kept is determined by the doctor (a few days) and is based on foods with minimal allergen content. The scheme excludes meat, dairy products, eggs, citrus fruit, chocolate, nuts, soft drinks, and basically all that is preserved or containing dyes or preservatives. The idea is not to subject the body, already weakened by the initial allergic reaction, to stress and an additional risk of eating foods with the potential to maintain or even aggravate the rash. Returning to the usual diet will be done gradually.
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