WHAT ARE HIVES?

Hives is a skin condition which resembles raised red bumps on the skin and may look like insect bites. They burn and itch constantly and often take weeks to disappear without treatment. Although the definitive cause for hives is not known, doctors attribute the onset of the condition to:

  • Increased stress
  • Allergic reactions
  • Temperature changes
  • Infections & illnesses
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Autoimmune diseases

If not taken care of, hives can spread across the skin, resulting in extreme itching, which can ruin the quality of your life. Sometimes, the bumps can form larger patches called plaques, which are very painful.

TRUSTED TREATMENT FOR HIVES

At Allergy and Skin Spa, we have extensive experience treating hives. Our highly-experienced physician, Dr. Kia can help you identify the cause of hives and can provide personalized treatment.

Simple home care to relieve hives-induced discomfort

  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling and burning.
  • Wear loose, light clothes that don’t chafe the skin.
  • Bathe using baking soda or colloidal oatmeal.
  • Apply calamine lotion.
  • Use doctor-prescribed medication regularly.

TRUSTED TREATMENT FOR HIVES

At Allergy and Skin Spa, we have extensive experience treating hives. Our highly-experienced dermatologist, Dr. Kia, is a specialist in allergy and immunology and he can help you identify the cause of hives and can provide personalized treatment.

Simple home care to relieve hives-induced discomfort

  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling and burning.
  • Wear loose, light clothes that don’t chafe the skin.
  • Bathe using baking soda or colloidal oatmeal.
  • Apply calamine lotion.
  • Use doctor-prescribed medication regularly.
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MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR HIVES

The most successful treatment for hives is to identify and remove the factors triggering the condition. This may not always be a simple task. Dr. Kia may prescribe antihistamines to provide relief from symptoms.

The course of treatment will be determined by the factors diagnosed particular to your exact case. Chronic hives may be treated with antihistamines or a combination of medications. Oral corticosteroids may be prescribed in instances when antihistamines do not provide relief. In case of severe outbreaks, an injection of epinephrine, adrenaline, or a cortisone medication may be needed.

Dr. Kia and his team of medical professionals understand the strain, discomfort and embarrassment associated with hives. We are here to guide you through proper treatment and care, so that you can return back to your daily activities and lifestyle. Contact us today for treatment of hives.