Aren’t parabens harmful to people with eczema?
There are no studies indicating that Parabens harmful to people with eczema. Parabens are preservatives widely used in cosmetic products to protect these products from any microorganism. Most cosmetic companies will use more than one preservative to protect against a broad range of microorganisms.
Are Hives Dangerous?
Hives on the outside don’t harm us. They are not damaging inside organs like kidneys, liver or lungs. The only danger is if the tongue swells or the back of the throat swells severely. Since this can cause difficulty in breathing, this is a symptom that needs to be taken seriously. Urgent medical treatment is required if this occurs. Hives are rarely due to a nasty underlying disease.
Most people consider hives to be more annoying than dangerous; however a hives rash can indeed be deadly if not treated properly! This is especially true if your hives outbreak is accompanied by a fever, swelling in the throat, wheezing, or shortness of breath. In fact, around 33% of hives suffers can also have swelling of the tongue and throat, which is known as angioedema, and is caused by swelling beneath the skin instead of on the surface. This type of swelling beneath the skin can also cause stomach pain and cramps which is typically quite painful. If you find that your hives rash is causing your breathing to become difficult and labored, you should seek immediate emergency treatment.
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Hives impose danger and can kill when breathing passages are all blocked. If you know you are subject to this kind of reaction, you should be under doctor’s care and have a readily available supply of epinephrine.
Epinephrine is a hormone that is chemically identical to the adrenaline produced by the body, and the names of the two are often used interchangeably to some extent. When produced naturally by the body, it helps us respond effectively to short-term stress. Epinephrine is also used as a drug to treat cardiac arrest, asthma, and allergic reactions, especially those which could be fatal if left untreated. The first time that epinephrine was produced artificially was in 1895 by a physiologist from Poland, named Napoleon Cybulski.
Skin issues such as rashes, itching and the presence of hives can all be dangerous, and it is typically advisable that a medical professional be contacted if someone taking benzonatate experiences such symptoms. Difficulty swallowing or slowness or difficulty breathing are also signs that need medical evaluation. People with chronic hives longer than six weeks or with severe acute hives should also see a doctor.
What Are The Different Types Of Hives?
It may surprise you to learn that there are many different types of hives. While most people have their lumps and bumps come up spontaneously without any clear triggers, others find that things they that eat, drink or do can make them appear more often. For example, there is a group of conditions known as the “physical urticarias”. These types of hives come out with various physical stimuli to the skin. Symptoms occur alone or accompany spontaneous hives. While there is rarely an important underlying disease, exceptions occur. For example, solar urticaria has been associated with a rare condition called hypereosinophilia syndrome, and occasionally SLE/lupus.
Types of Hives
1. Acute Urticaria
Acute hives can appear at any age, but they are most commonly seen in young adults. The rash on this types of hives has very itchy red areas with white raised central circles that resemble mosquito bites. If the welts grow very large, spreading and joining together or swelling downward deep into body tissue, then they are known as giant hives or angioedema. Angioedema is painful and unsightly, but it is not as itchy. With angioedema the eruptions become large enough to cause swelling of the eyelids, tongue, mouth, hands or feet. In severe cases, hives can be accompanied by other symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, difficulty swallowing, digestive upsets and fever. Hives can occur internally to produce swelling of internal organs. .
2. Chronic Urticaria
When a person has had hives for over six weeks, they are termed chronic urticaria. Many experts believe that acute and chronic urticaria are no different except for duration. Some studies indicate that allergy is less likely to be an underlying factor in chronic urticaria. Since in 80 per cent of the cases of chronic urticaria the underlying cause is never found, not many conclusions can be made.
3. Physical Urticaria
Typically, acute and chronic urticaria display round or oval hives, occur over virtually any part of the body and last for hours or days. There are others forms of urticaria on this types of hives which show up in lines or odd shapes, appear on specific parts of the body and appear then disappear within two hours. This is urticaria which is triggered by a physical cause. There are several possible causes:
Cold: Cold air, immersion in cold water, cooling of the skin while sweating (uncommon).
The major significance of this condition is the risk of severe allergic reaction with whole body cooling such as when swimming in cold water. There is a small risk of drowning if severe dizziness or blackouts occur when swimming alone.
Heat: Contact with hot objects or food (rare)
Aquagenic: Hives occur upon contact with water (rare)
Solar: Hives occur upon exposure to sunlight (rare)
Vibration: e.g. using lawnmower or power tools (rare)
It is important to distinguish between the different types of hives to know how to address them.