Short-term urticaria is affected by what factors?

Hives occurs when histamine and other chemicals are released from beneath the skin’s surface, causing the tissue to become inflamed. Here we want to explain short-term urticaria triggers.

Half of the short-term (acute) urticaria triggers are unknown. Known triggers of short-term hives include:

1- Food allergy to foods such as peanuts, oysters, eggs and cheese

2- Allergic reaction to environmental factors such as plant pollen, dust or chemicals

3- Allergic reaction to latex (which is a common problem among healthcare workers.)

4-Infections from the most insignificant ones such as colds to very serious infections such as HIV

5- Insect bites and stings

6- Emotional stress

7- Some drugs, one of the side effects of which is hives, such as antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin

8- Physical stimuli such as pressure on the skin, temperature change, sunlight, exercise and water


May 29, 2013 13:54

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