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Hives Treatment

Allergist located in Prosper, TX

Hives Treatment

Hives Treatment services offered in Prosper, TX

Hives are telltale signs that an allergy is irritating your skin. Board-certified allergist-immunologist Thomas Fowler, MD, diagnoses and treats this uncomfortable skin condition at Allergy and Asthma of Prosper and Celina in Prosper, Texas. Dr. Fowler performs comprehensive allergy testing to uncover the cause of hives and develop an effective treatment plan. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Hives Treatment Q & A

What is hives treatment?

Hives, or urticaria, is a red, itchy skin condition that can cause raised welts. While hives often resemble bug bites, they are actually signs of allergies. An allergy is a response from your immune system that causes it to release histamines. These chemicals cause the skin to swell. 

Hives usually resolve quickly, but they can become chronic (long-term) and require ongoing care. Allergy testing and trigger identification are the first steps in developing a hives treatment plan for your unique needs. Dr. Fowler offers multiple treatments for hives at Allergy and Asthma of Prosper and Celina to help manage your allergies.

Why might I need hives treatment?

Hives can cause severe irritation and discomfort. Itchy, painful welts may cause severe discomfort and diminish your quality of life. Without treatment, hives can spread and affect larger areas of skin. They can even cause severe swelling that impacts your ability to breathe. 

If you have persistent hives, Dr. Fowler can develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address your symptoms.

How do I know if I need hives treatment?

Hives can resolve independently, but Dr. Fowler encourages you to seek treatment if they don’t. You may need hives treatment if you experience hives that cause:

  • Itching or swelling
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Redness
  • Emotional distress
  • Persist for longer than a few weeks

Without proper treatment, hives can lead to anxiety and depression. Dr. Fowler can create an individual treatment plan that addresses your symptoms and reduces the frequency of your flare-ups.

Are there different types of hives treatment?

If you have hives, Dr. Fowler may recommend a combination of treatments that can include:

  • Antihistamines
  • Corticosteroids
  • Topical ointments
  • Trigger avoidance
  • Allergy sublingual drops
  • Allergy shots

Dr. Fowler performs multiple types of allergy testing at Allergy and Asthma of Prosper and Celina to determine the appropriate treatments for your condition. He bases his treatment recommendations on the type and severity of your allergy.

Can I try hives treatment at home?

Professional treatment is essential if you experience hives frequently. However, Dr. Fowler may recommend home care tips to relieve your discomfort while you wait for your appointment. Home remedies for hives include:

  • Aloe vera
  • Baking soda
  • Cold compresses
  • Oatmeal baths

Talk to Dr. Fowler about your symptoms before trying any at-home treatments for hives.

Call Allergy and Asthma of Prosper and Celina today or book an appointment online to learn more about hives.