Hives Causes

What are the most common hives causes, and why is it so difficult to find the causes of hives? Are hives caused by nerves? Learn more about what causes hives and how to get rid of them safely and naturally.

Hives Causes

Symptoms of Hives

Hives are itchy, red spots or welts that appear on the skin suddenly, and which may disappear within 24 hours. Hives are smooth and raised with a flat top, and can appear as many smaller spots or as one very large rash.

Usually hives are just an annoyance which goes away quickly, but in some cases symptoms of hives can cause severe allergic reactions or difficulty breathing.

Hives can appear with angiodema which can be more serious, as it creates a swelling of the lips and face which can make breathing difficult.

Most hives come and go quickly, but some people develop chronic hives which lasts for more than a month. This is found most often in women between 40 and 60 years old. If you have chronic hives which has not responded to hives home remedies, please see your health care practitioner.

What Causes Hives?

Many times it is difficult to discover what causes hives. The reason for this is because there are so many possible causes of hives, and it may be difficult to isolate them to figure out which is causing your symptoms.

Some of the possible causes of hives include:

  • Viral infections can trigger an outbreak of hives.
  • Autoimmune Illnesses especially thyroid problems can cause hives.
  • Allergies to food or to environmental irritants like pollen, animal dander, latex or toxic chemicals can trigger hives. See our common allergies and symptoms section for more on allergies which can affect your skin.
  • Medications can cause hives symptoms. Sometimes symptoms take may longer to appear.
  • Insect bites can create hives symptoms.
  • Chemicals that are used in processed foods, household cleaning products, and your skin care and personal care products can cause hives. Please see our Safe Cosmetics guide for more on some of the most common skin irritants.
  • Even so called "normal" substances like water, or exposure to hot or cold can trigger an outbreak of hives.
Hives Stress

Can Stress Cause Hives?

Another major cause of hives is one that is often overlooked. Yes, stress can cause hives! Almost everyone is facing stress in their lives nowadays, and this can be a major cause of hives. Please see our Can Stress Cause Hives page.

Hives Caused by Nerves

Are hives caused by nerves? If you are feeling nervous, anxious or frightened on a regular basis, this kind of emotional and physical stress can definitely cause hives. Please see our Can Stress Cause Hives page for some helpful suggestions on managing your stress.

What Causes Hives - More Resources

Sometimes it is almost impossible to figure out exactly what is causing your hives. It could be anything! You may need to review every aspect of your life to find out which substance, food, medication or situation is causing your hives.

Actually, it could take you a long time to figure out exactly what is causing your hives symptoms. That's why I was so happy to find the Urticaria Solution natural hives treatment program. This is a guaranteed method for figuring out exactly what causes your hives and how to get rid of them quickly.

If you have mild but chronic hives, what may help is to start on a natural health and beauty program that includes strengthening your overall health, and using safer skin care products that are free from plant allergens and chemical skin irritants. Sometimes just using gentler and less irritating products can help you to clear up your chronic skin problems.

By following a simple, fives step plan you may find that your hives symptoms disappear, along with many other chronic skin problems. For more information please request my free eBook How to Clear ANY Skin Problem Naturally.

Fast Relief For Hives Outbreaks

Sometimes, even if you take great care of your health, life becomes overwhelming and the next thing you know, you've got a bad case of hives. Yikes!!

If you have sensitive skin like I do, even using things like calamine lotion can be too irritating. I have gotten great results using natural rememdies for hives.

My favorite is Hive Away which is very gentle and has no side effects, and will quickly reduce the swelling, redness and irritation.

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