How to Control Urticaria - The Best Way to Control Hives
To treat it well the most important thing is to establish its trigger elements which could be very hard sometimes; they are different in different people and times and sometimes they do not clearly come out thus you might address the wrong triggers.
To effectively control and treat it the best step is to identify the triggers and reduce exposure to them.
Substances that can trigger urticaria 1.
Proteineous foods (shellfish, fish, peanuts and other nuts, eggs and its products, milk and milk products, wheat soy and others); these foods sometimes are rejected by the bodies of some people who have difficulties processing or breaking them down.
Plant pollen and mold; many people are allergic to these substances thus once inhaled or touched causing discomfort on the skin accompanied by sneezing which wrongly activates the anti-bodies.
Pet Fur as of dogs and cattle; the reaction of the body is almost the same with that of pollen and mold.
Animal dander (cats and rabbits); the soft cover on the skins easily comes out hence is blown by the wind or air to the persons near causing irritation in the respiratory system and the skin.
Insect bites; the bites cause itching which may result into reddish welts or mosquito-like swellings.
In other cases the bites may introduce toxins or germs which trigger the condition as the anti-bodies fight them.
Perfumes; a great majority of the population get irritated by the scents of the perfumes causing sneezing, and if it come into contact with the skin it causes allergic itching.
Antibiotics medications (penicillin, anticonvulsants, sulfonamides and aspirin); prolonged use of these drugs result to allergic reactions in some people thus trigger urticaria condition.
Profuse sweating; when sweat which is a body waste in not well cleaned it deposits the materials on the skin interfering with the skin functioning, also it harbors germs which the act on the skin causing itching.
How to control Urticaria In controlling the condition you must address the issue of how to reduce the exposure to the triggers to eliminate itching and swelling which cause a lot of discomfort by doing the following; 1.
Avoid coming into contact with hot or warm moisture; you should avoid hot baths and showers for they occasionally irritate the skin causing unpleasant itching.
The temperature of the water may also act as an irritant and offer good condition for the multiplication of the germs.
Avoid friction on the skin; most of the friction on the skin is caused by the clothes we wear.
To avoid this stay away from wearing tightly fitting clothes this would rub against the skin causing irritation and itching.
Apply lotions as the calamine to sooth the affected areas; most of the recommended lotions have the effect of calming down the itchy skin by moisturizing.
Some even come with germs eliminators hence you will be comfortable as you go on with the medication.
Start and continue with the anti-histamine medication; the most effective way to treat urticaria is through the anti-histamine medication which combats the free histamines leaked by mast cells in the body.
Natural or Homeopathic treatment; here you can apply natural cures as diet, special natural water and other naturally occurring solutions.
Maintain your hygiene; if you sweat or your skin comes into contact with any form of triggers as creams, perfumes, chemical and others, make sure you clean them immediately.
A clean skin will function at optimum hence not easily affected by the triggers.
Stay away from irritants as pollen, molds, perfumes and others that can cause allergy.
In cases of severe hives you may include the swelling of the throat thus blocking the airway; this form is very resistant to the self care hence emergency care is required.
The doctor may give an epinephrine injection (adrenaline) or steroids to control it.