Can An Allergic Reaction Cause Hives?

Q:
Can an allergic reaction cause hives?

A:
Often, the cause of hives is an allergic reaction. When you contact any allergen, your body produces histamines that lead to swelling, itching and rashes. Besides, they can also trigger hives.

These following items can be the allergens:

  • Foods
    These include peanuts, eggs, shellfish, fish and milk.
  • Medications
  • Pollen
  • Animal dander
  • Latex
  • Insect bites

Therefore, your doctor may prescribe you drugs containing antihistamines to eliminate the allergic reaction.

Key word: hives allergic reaction

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