Hive Information Columbus Ohio
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Premier Allergy & Asthma is able to help those who suffer from Hives. Also known as urticaria, this condition involves red, itchy, swollen areas that are less than an inch to a few inches in size, and appear on the skin due to an allergic reaction. This reaction can be caused by certain medicines or eating certain foods, and the spots may stay on the skin for just a couple minutes up to a few hours, and even several days in some cases.
In addition to hives, angioedema is a similar allergic reaction. But rather than appearing on the top of skin, the swelling occurs at deeper layer. It is most commonly seen on the feet, hands, face, and genital areas. The condition can last much longer than hives, but swelling with typically go away within a day. In extreme situations, angioedema can cause the swelling of the tongue and throat, resulting in the blocking of the airway and difficulty breathing. In these cases, it is extremely important to seek emergency help.
Both of these allergic reactions are caused when histamine is released from cells along the blood vessels of the skin. When this happens, plasma leaks out into the skin, causing the swelling and itching to occur. This typically happens due to a reaction to medicine, insect bites, foods, or even sunlight exposure.