Hi, my name is Molly.This tutorial covers how to treat hives. Hives are welts or wheals raised red bumpson the skin. And they’re itchy.Yes, that does look like hives. The medical term for hives is urticaria.That’s spelt URTICARIA. Urticaria.Which is Latin for the sting of a nettle. Just in case you needed to know.But most people call them hives. In most cases, hives are harmless but maysometimes be a symptom of something more serious. So if you’ve had any changes in your skin,it’s always advisable to see your .
In severe cases hives can obstruct breathing,which is a medical emergency. However, in most cases they are a harmlessbut bothersome condition. The hives appear and disappear quickly, usuallywithin a few hours. And they itch a lot.Fortunately they leave no mark on the skin. Unless you scratch at them.So don’t scratch. So how do you treat them?In most cases the standard treatment is with antihistamines.Now, there are various types of antihistamines, some of which make you drowsy.These are the ones you want to take at night.
The new non sedating antihistamines may betaken during the day. You may also need to take more than one typeof antihistamine to provide relief. Or take several in combination.There isn’t one best antihistamine that works for everyone.Antihistamines can be purchased over the counter, although stronger ones need a prescription.For them to work, they need to be taken daily as their action is to prevent hives.Antihistamines don’t cure hives, by the way, they only ease the symptoms.Use only the minimum dose to control your hives.Just enough for relief.
Applying a frozen washcloth to the affectedarea may provide relief. But taking aspirin won’t.As aspirin may worsen the hives. Home remedies for hives include nettle tea,Vitamin D and E, and aloe vera. To read more about how to treat hives, typesof antihistamines and home remedies for hives, just click the blue link just below this tutorial.Thanks for watching. And good luck with your treatment.I wish you health, beautiful clear skin and a happy smile..
What are Food Allergies HealthiNation
Food allergies happen when your body mistakenlythinks that the food you just ate is dangerous. Just a small amount of a particular food cantrigger the body’s immune system to develop an allergic reaction.These reactions can range from simple hives on the skin to more serious complicationsincluding anaphylaxis, which is a whole body reaction that can be fatal. So, they can beserious. A food allergy can develop immediately aftera food is eaten or even a few hours later. The symptoms you should be watching out forare hives, which are small, itchy red bumps
that look like wheels, or blotches on theskin. You may also have symptoms you’d see with asthma like wheezing, and coughing. Othersymptoms could include diarrhea, vomiting, itching of the mouth and throat, swellingin the mouth and throat and abdominal pain. These symptoms can mean that you’re allergicto certain foods, but some of them can also be caused by food intolerance. People whoare lactose intolerant may feel sick after drinking milk, but they aren’t allergicto milk. That’s because the discomfort from food intolerance isn’t caused by the immunesystem, so those aren’t called allergies. People most often have food allergies to nuts,dairy products, wheat, and certain fish. These
are the most common because they contain certainproteins that in some people set off an allergic reaction.Those reactions start when a natural immune system antibody called immunoglobin E orIGE triggers the release of histamine and other chemicals. The chemical histamine causesallergy symptoms like hives and sneezing. You can visit an allergist to find out ifyou have food allergy. The physician will ask questions about your family history andthe symptoms that you’ve been experiencing with certain foods.The will test your skin with liquid extracts of different foods. They will belooking for any hives or rashes. You may also
have a blood test to see if you carry anyIGE antibodies to specific foods. To pin down problem foods, it’s a good ideato keep a food diary detailing what you eat, when you eat it, and any symptoms that appeararound that time. Elimination diets can also help diagnose afood allergy. These work by removing a suspected food from the diet to see if allergy symptomsclear up. If the symptoms do go away, the next step would be to do a food challenge.This is done in a ‘s office. You will be given a sample of the food you may be allergicto. If there is a reaction with the suspected food, then the allergy is confirmed.