When a person develops hives, it means he or she is having an allergic reaction. The skin condition exists when parts of the skin swell up and accumulate fluids leaking from tiny veins and capillaries. Hives are typically raised, inflamed and itchy (but not always) welts on parts of the skin. they could be mild, severe to chronic and prolonged. they often go away on their own, but this can take several days and the intolerable itching, pain, burning and/or other symptoms could disrupt sleep and cause the sufferer to become constantly tired during the day. Are hives contagious? How can they be prevented?
While hives usually come with nasty symptoms, they are usually not life-threatening or detrimental to health. they are an allergic reaction to triggers, which in this case are often food allergens, animal dander, pollen, and exposure to temperature extremes. So are hives contagious? The good news is they are not, but remember that the triggers may be contagious. Another good news is that the skin condition can be prevented.
To prevent hives from recurring, find out what you are allergic to. there could be so many allergens that cause hives, but you can get started by jotting down the most common allergens for hives: drugs (particularly antibiotics), foods (particularly shellfish, fish, food additives, peanuts, nuts, berries, and eggs), insect stings or bites, plant substances, pollens, and animal danders. Once you pinpoint your allergens, stay away from them (keep a diary). Are hives contagious? The answer is no, but you should try to avoid known triggers.