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Hives - Prevention

 

Ah, yes!  You do your best in attempting to prevent a case of hives from ever even occurring.  But letís face it, itís difficult to prevent something that has so many causes Ė or no apparent cause. So itís not a case of the measles, the mumps or even the flu, in which you can take a 

set series of precautions and be assured of being hives-free.  Thereís no vaccine for it.  Thereís no exercise program or even a diet that keeps you from developing that first outbreak.

 

Taking two simple steps though may help you to sidestep this itchy problem.  First, if you already know that contact with something triggers a case of the hives, avoid it.  While this may sound amazingly simple, depending on what the allergen is, it might not be.

 

Second, if you just canít pinpoint with the accuracy you like what triggers your hives, then keep a journal.  Donít worry, you donít have to be a Shakespeare, or even a Hemingway, for this to be an effective tracking of your hives.

 

This system though works very well if you suspect that your continual hives problem is due to something youíre eating. In your journal, write down everything youíve eaten for the day (if you want to include other possible allergens you think you may have come in contact with like pet dander, thatís an added bonus!)  This way if you do develop hives again, you can check your journal to see not only what youíve eaten, but what you can in contact with as well.

 

Think your hives might be due to a new medication youíre taking?  Itís possible.  This happens more often than you may realize.  Check with your personal health care practitioner.  Together you can see if this is the case.

 

For some individuals, simply drinking on alcoholic beverage can trigger a case of hives.  And for others, drinking alcohol while youíre experiencing hives, makes the situation even worse.

 

Stress.  While this energy-zapping, mind numbing word is small, its potential negative effects on the body are huge.  And stress alone canít cause a case of hives to magical appear.  But stress can often make your bout with this health concern worse.  More and more experts in the medical community are recommending yoga as a way to intelligently manage your stress. Yoga adds a sense of balance to your life and it especially clams the mind.

 

Other experts recommend that, in order to keep your outbreaks to a minimum, you add a sense of routine to your life.  Eat your meals at regular times Ė all the time. Exercise at a predetermined time everyday.  Well, you get the idea.

 

But the most important area, these specialists tell us, where routine seems to be essential, is in our sleeping habits.  Youíd be amazed at how important Ė and how much easier your days will be Ė if you go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every single days.  And yes, that even means on your days off!

 

 

 

 


Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.

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