Hives and Warts
"Beauty is in the skin! Take care of it, oil it, clean it, scrub it, perfume it, and put on your best clothes, even if there is no special occasion, and you'll feel like a queen. If society is hard on you, fight back by pampering your skin. Skin is political. Otherwise, why would the imams order us to hide it?"― Fatima Mernissi
It is a rash of round shape, red welts on skin which causes too much itching and it smells bad. It is caused by an allergic reaction that is initiated by eating a specific food.
Causes of Hives
Different people get hives from different types of foods. It is an allergy that you might have just for one or two types of foods while someone else with the same problem may not have the same reaction to the same foods. Although the food that initiates hives varies from person to person many foods are commonly identified as the cause of hives some of them are discussed below:
- Fresh berries
- Uncooked food
Symptoms of Hives
Information on the common symptoms of hives can help you out in the identification of hives at an early stage. However, they rapidly spread making them visible enough to be easily identified. Some symptoms of hives are the following:
- Redness on skin
- Patches on skin
- Red or skin color welts
- Welts change in shape
- Welts change in size
- Severe pain
- Painful swelling on lips, eyelids, and inside the throat.
- Severe itching
- Signs and symptoms cause triggers like heat, stress
Treatment of Hives
It takes time to recover and acute hives may even take a few weeks to recover and the signs and symptoms can also take more than six weeks to recover. In some rare cases sometimes it can even take months and years for recovery so you can infer from this that the treatment can be time-consuming. In the case of chronic hives, most of the doctors recommend antihistamines with or without some combination of other medications. If antihistamines do not work then oral corticosteroids are used and in the age of 12 years children doctors also may prescribe omalizumab (Xolair) to treat chronic hives.
It is a small, hard benign growth on the skin which is caused by a virus.
Types of Warts
Some types of warts are mainly classified based on body parts that they affect. Major types of warts are discussed below:
- Plantar Warts
It is a type of wart which grows on soles of the foot.
- Flats Warts
It is a type of wart which grows on face, thighs, and arms.
- Filiform warts
It is a type of wart which grows on mouth, nose, neck, and chin.
- Periungual warts
It is a type of wart which grows around and under toenails and fingernails.
Causes of Warts
It is caused by the viral infection on skin and caused by the virus in human Papillomavirus or HPV, family. When this type of virus occurs on the top layer of the skin it starts itching and when it goes on the inner layer it starts warts on the skin.
Symptoms of Warts
Some common symptoms of warts are given below:
- Small size
- The fleshed color which is white or pink
- Feels rough to touch
- Grainy bumps
- Clotted blood vessels
Treatment of Warts
When it comes to warts you have two options that can help you in making your skin condition better. It can be treated by medicines and some home remedies. We highly recommend that you take advice from a health care practitioner before using anything on the infected area.
Herpes complex is a viral infection so that it is cured by the antiviral medicine and the herpes simplex can be treated by
- Some oral creams and medicines.
- Some medications named as acyclovir, famciclovir, valacyclovir.
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe from suffering by getting yourself treated properly and using preventive measures.
- Medical treatment
It can be treated with salicylic acid which is a peeling medicine. It is available in pads, liquid, patch, and ointments.
- Home treatment
Warts can be treated by apple cider vinegar. It helps to burn off the wart attacking virus. You make a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water and bandage it at night.