Check Your Health
KUTV.com | Stories - Mystery of Hives
Thursday, November 7 2013, 06:49 PM MST
Mystery of Hives
By: Carla Roberts Pruitt
Follow: @crobscarla

(KUTV) - You may have heard of hives, but do you really know what they are? You probably know hives has the red, itchy bumps that suddenly surface on the skin. They are a nuisance and doctors say they are common in children and adults. “Most often, hives is caused by an allergic reaction to medication or food. But in more times, especially with kids, it can be a sign of an infection.”

Doctor Justin White is a physician at the Intermountain North Ogden Clinic. He says in most cases, hives are not a medical emergency. “Usually they are not life-threatening. But it is a good idea to see your doctor if you have never had hives before and you don’t know what caused the hives.”

However, if you do have swelling around your mouth, or have shortness of breath, you should go to the emergency room. If you have don’t have those symptoms with hives, Dr. White says you can take over-the-counter medication to help reduce the swelling and itching.

Be sure to follow Check Your Health: @CheckURHealthUT
You can also follow Check Your Health on Facebook.

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Mystery of Hives

Community Photos & Videos - Submit Your Photos Here


More ✔ Your Health Stories

Canine Recreation Center Opens In SLC
Wear Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes
Start Your Garden Indoors
Brother Gives Gift of Life
Fitness Craze at the "Barre"
Active Life Style Increases Brain Function Later On
Dental Students Reach Out to Underserved Children
National Nutrition Month
Battling Patient Infections
Deep Brain Stimulator
Challenge May be Over But the Journey Continues
Cologuard: Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Acupuncture
Colon Cancer Can Be Treated if Caught Early
Older Couple Stays Active Through LiVe Well Program
Elevated Blood Pressure
Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer's Disease
Small Device Makes a Big Difference
Allergy Season
Researcher Looks at Quitting Behaviors
Fun Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthy
Safety Tips for Spring Conditions in the Mountains
Investing in a Healthier Life
Eye Infections are Common
Fitness Challenge: Kristi's Story
Reducing Heart Failure
Local Teacher Has a Life Lesson for Students
The Relationship Between Medicine and the Harp
Caffeine Consumption Trends
Millions Suffer From Sleep Problems
Free Community Healthy Heart Fair
Fitness Challenge: Scott's Story
Sister May Save the Life of Her Brother
Snowshoeing Benefits
Kindergarteners Battle Weight Gain
Alternatives to Exercising in the Inversion
Volunteers Needed for MS Study
Sitting For To Long Could Be Killing You
Happiness & Wellness
Todd Taggart: Winter Exercise
Daughter Inspires Fitness Challenge Participant
Alzheimer's Disease
Mary Nickles Is Part of a New Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Goal for 2014 - Get a Colonoscopy
Program Helps Older Adults Get Stronger
Daily Physical Activity for Children
The Flu Is Picking Up In The U.S.
2013 Domestic Violence Report
Escape the Inversion with an Indoor Run
The Inversion and Your Health
Dangers of High Volume Audio
Intermountain Healthcare's "Transformation Lab"
Fitness Challenge Part 3
Classes Aimed at Helping Older Adults Build Confidence
Preventing Altitude Sickness
Fitness Challenge: Heather's Story
Multi-Vitamins and Mineral Supplements
Preventing Slips and Falls from Ice
Be Aware of Your Surroundings on the Slopes
Fitness Challenge: Nutrition
Advertise with us!

 


Advertise with us!