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Hives CausesI have been asked by several people what causes hives or urticaria and angioedema. I have written this post to answer this question as it affects so many people.

Hives (urticaria) are itchy, red areas with white, raised, central circles and they look like mosquito bites. They can come and go over a one or two week period with no apparent reason.

Angioedema is a variant of hives. It presents as a marked swelling of the deeper tissues. It can be painful but it isn’t itchy.

Hives are a symptom of an allergic-reaction to certain substances.

I have compiled some lists of what these substances could be which I have taken from, “Allergies and Your Family,” by Doris Rapp M.D

 Which foods can cause hives?

Allergies/intolerances/sensitivities to these foods can cause hives:

Most common:

  • Chocolate
  • Eggs
  • Fish
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Nov
24

Common Allergies In Children

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Allergies In Children - What Are The Most Common?Today I wanted to take a look at some of the most common allergies in children, as well as allergy related conditions;  their symptoms and the culprits that are most likely to trigger them.

As I have said before, allergies are on the increase.  NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) say that there is a 500% rise in hospital admissions of children due to food allergies in the past 20 years (NICE).

Let’s take a look at some of the more common allergens for children. They are:

  1. Foods
  2. Pollens
  3. Dust
  4. Dust mites
  5. Animal dander (skin, saliva and urine on hair or fur)
  6. Feathers
  7. Cosmetics
  8. Moulds/molds
  9. Chemicals used for cleaning, air fresheners and chemicals on clothes and furniture
  10. Medicines (especially penicillin)
  11. Vaccines
  12. Venom from insect stings

 
The Allergy Kit

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