Here are four common skin conditions that you’ll want to learn how to recognize and treat quickly.
Written By Meghan Belnap / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
If you know what caused the hives before, you can avoid whatever caused it. You may get hives in reaction to something else, however. There is not a vaccine for hives, There is a countless number of things which can cause hives.
Hives, both acute and chronic, are treated with antihistamines, oral and topical. Less commonly, oral corticosteroids may be used for more severe, persistent cases. Recurrent cases may be evaluated by an allergist. The most effective management is to identify what triggered the hives, then avoid or eliminate the trigger(s). In most chronic cases, the triggers cannot be identified.