Urticaria is also best known as hives. This is typically an outbreak of the skin that is characterized by swollen and pale plaques or simply red bumps all over the body. This begins at a certain area body part then gradually spreads to different areas of the body. The causes of Urticaria is mainly due to whether a history of allergies or for some unknown reasons.
Itching is usually the cause of hives and this may be felt like burning or stinging. This can appear on the face, neck, lips, throat, ears and the tongue. It sizes easily changes from a millimeter up to a size of a plate. The formation of plaques begins when one rash joins to the other areas of the body and this can last up to 24 hours. This is can also lead to a life-threatening case especially if it goes deeply into the body which is called as internal hives.
Internal hives is a rare case. This can be referred to as Angioedema where it affects the tongue or the lungs. As it worsens, it can cause blockage of the airway and difficult of breathing. The causes of internal hives are in response to increase levels of histamine and leaking of a blood plasma towards the skin. For your information, histamine is released in a cell that is specialized that also comes along with the blood vessel.
Causes of internal hives.
- Allergic reactions to food and chemicals or medications that triggers the histamine level.
- For a rare case, this can affect the internal organs that causes internal diseases such thyroid disease, infection, hepatitis and cancer. This is mainly caused due to chronic angioedema and urticaria.
- The lungs, gastrointestinal tract, muscles are areas that can be caused by Urticaria and angioedema. Symptoms also include shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting and muscle soreness.
Therefore, since internal hives are life-threatening it is advisable for you to have it immediately checked so that first aid intervention will be provided.