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Category: Hives

Hives – Dr. Jonathan Buttram

They’re unsightly, they’re uncomfortable and they seem to come at the worst times. The hives affect nearly all of us at one time or another and they affect some of us nearly all the time. The U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. Jonathan Buttram talks about the hives in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What are hives and how do you know if you have them? Are they difficult to diagnose? (first question)

What is the difference between a short episode of hives and chronic hives? (skip to 0:37)

How do you treat short-term hives? (skip to 1:15)

What about people whose necks turn red and splotchy when they are nervous – is that hives? (skip to 1:37)

Is there any way to prevent a nervous skin reaction? (skip to 2:31)

If you have red, splotchy welts, how do you know if it’s hives or something more serious that might require a trip to the emergency room? (skip to 2:31)

Why do some individuals have chronic hives? (skip to 3:30)

How do you treat chronic hives? (skip to 4:30)

Are there serious, long-term effects attendant to having chronic hives? (skip to 5:27)

Can chronic hives go into remission? If so, are they likely to come back? (skip to 6:33)

Other than medication, what can people with chronic hives do to reduce the likelihood of an episode? (skip to 7:00)