Causes Of Chronic Hives

The causes of Hives vary widely, making the condition difficult to prevent and sometimes treat. Most often, the cause is unknown, although it is easier to pinpoint the source of Acute Hives than Chronic Hives. A few of the most commonly known causes of Hives are:

  • Stress
  • Antibiotics
  • Pollen or dust
  • Extreme shifts in body temperature
  • Synthetic products, such as perfume,
  • Laundry detergent, or deodorant
  • Fungal, bacterial, or viral infections
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Cancer
  • Sun exposure
  • Insect bites (especially mosquitoes, fleas,
  • Bee, wasp, hornet stings, and scabies)
  • Certain foods, such as nuts (especially peanuts, walnuts, and Brazil nuts), eggs, fruits (especially citrus, strawberries), chocolates, wheat, fish & shellfish, tomatoes, milk & cheese, spices, yeasts, food additives and preservatives