Rashes / Hives

Rashes / Hives

The appearance of stress hives or urticaria and rashes can cause a significant amount of discomfort. Often, these symptoms present themselves with no apparent cause and can ruin social situations. If you struggle with these issues, there is help available. We can provide anti-inflammatory medications and other treatments to help get you the relief you deserve fast.



How Do Rashes and Hives Develop?

Rashes and hives develop due to allergic reactions. These reactions involve the release of histamine and other chemicals in the body in response to perceived threats. chemicals in certain foods, insect stings, sunlight, and medications can all trigger these kinds of reactions. It’s often hard to tell what the exact trigger of hives is.

Are They Dangerous?

Thankfully, most rashes and hives go away in less than six weeks. However, chronic urticaria lasts longer and is often a sign of a severe infection or illness like thyroid disease. In some cases, hives may require emergency medical care. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should go to the nearest emergency room:

  • Problem swallowing.
  • Feel light-headed or faint.
  • Swelling in your mouth or throat.
  • Racing heart.

These can be signs of anaphylaxis, which can be deadly.

How To Address Rashes and Hives?

Anti-inflametory medications like Antihistamines are often the first option to alleviate itching and swelling caused by hives. Corticosteroids can also be a viable option for addressing mild cases. Identifying and removing triggers is the best action to avoid further complications. Along with these treatments, we can also develop a Mast cell stabilizing regiment that can help you manage symptoms long-term.

Schedule Care for Rashes and Hives in Mesa, Arizona

Here at our Mesa, Arizona office, we provide effective treatments for rashes, hives, and more. If you struggle with frequent allergic reactions, we have the treatments you need to feel better. Get in touch today by filling out the form below or giving our office a call at 480-681-DERM (3376).