In March 2015, the Standards of Care Committee of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology published guidelines on treatment of chronic urticaria. Management must include the identification and exclusion of possible triggers, patient education, and a personalized management plan.
Urticaria, which is the scientific name for hives, is an outbreak of red, swollen, and itchy welts that form on the skin. Hives appear suddenly and can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, lips and throat.
Histamine’s role in the body is to cause an immediate inflammatory response, warning your immune system of a potential attacker (allergen). Histamine buildup can give you a headache and leave you feeling flushed, itchy and miserable.
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