Hives or Urticariais a term given to allergic skin reaction, Urticaria occurance is very common in both adults and small kids. Hives or Urticaria can trigger due to various factors such as Certain medicine, history of infections, certain food items, chemical exposure, extreme temperature- either very cold or very hot, or due to many other stimuli.
WHAT IS HIVES OR URTICARIA
Pathologically urticaria is due to activation of basophils and mast cells, which are also termed ascells of the skin immune system.These cells are responsible for the release of numerous chemical mediators, including histamine, a substance that causes vasodilation, itching, swelling of the skin and angioedema.
CAUSES OF HIVES
There are number of possible cause for urticaria rashes, but its very difficult to identify all the triggering agent leading to urticaria. Though in case of acute hives, its cause are easier to identify. Doctors in most of the sases of chronic urticaria, can not find out why skin mast cells of chronic urticaria patient act very aggressively. Allergic urticaria generally appears after coming in contact with its causative agent. The time interval may varies 2-120 minutes. Antibiotics of penicillin family are among the main cause. Aspirin and anti-inflammatories Insect bites, especially bees and wasps Contact with latex, such as wearing disposable gloves, blowing party balloons or using a condom. Foods such as eggs, milk, seafood, soy, dyes , nuts and peanuts. Comming incontact with certain chemicals, including insecticides, pesticides, paints, certain plants, animal danger, fur, pollen, metal, animal saliva, resins, soap, perfume, cosmetics, detergent powder . In few cases, hives can be due to other ailments, e.g Vasculitis. Lupus. Rheumatoid arthritis. Sjögren syndrome. Celiac disease. Multiple myeloma.
SYMPTOMS OF URTICARIA
Affected Skin part is itchy, with marked redness, these lesions may vary in size and shapes, but are generally circular in shape, and the center of circle is lighter and edges are raised and dark reddish in colour.
Patient may complaints of sleeplessness due to intense itching. In few cases, the skin lesion may be very extensive and at times they clump together, thereby forming large lesion covering all the body.
When patient press this lesion with his finger, the lesion become lighten but it quickly become reddish in color again.
New urticaria rashes may occur throughout the day, where as the older rashes disappear, which thee by create a transient & migratory pattern.
Urticaria rashes usually disappears within 1 to 3 days. Acute hives may lasts for a few days, i.e. 1 to 6 days.
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