Chronic hives are a skin condition that often causes discomfort and it can interfere witheveryday activities and tasks. The good news is there are many different ways to soothe and prevent the symptoms of chronic hives.
Here are a few steps to help you manage chronic hives:
Avoid your triggers: According to experts, there are certain things that can trigger symptoms associated with chronic hives.These triggers though, differ from person to person. Identifying your triggers and avoiding them can be an ideal way to control hives. Here are some common examples of different triggers:
- Foods: peanuts, eggs, nuts, food additives, and shellfish
- Certain pain medications
- Bacterial infections
- Viral infections
Keeping a diary can help you identify your triggers and avoid them. Moreover if you notice that any of the aforementioned triggers are affecting your condition, it is best to contact your doctor. They will be able to prescript alternative medications, propose a dietary plan, or suggest a treatment option.
Sooth your skin:
Taking good care of your skin is very important. Try keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized, as dry skin can cause itchiness and therefore lead to the worsening of your symptoms. Here are some tips that can help you sooth the affected area and make you feel better:
- Apply anti-inflammatory cream or medication, prescribed by your doctor.
- Apply a cold compress
- Sit close to a fan
Manage your emotions:
Chronic hives often come along with anxiety and depression. It is important that you avoid stress. Studies have shown that a person’s emotional state can affect their symptoms and the development of their condition.
Finally keep in mind that November is National Healthy Skin Month! Remember to always take good care of your skin!
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