Chronic Hives... Linked To Bacterial
Hives are a great annoyance to many people. Especially for those
who have chronic hives without being able to diagnose the reason. There are treatments for hives, but
there are not really any cures for the situation.
Hives will call for different kinds of treatment depending on the
reason the person has hives and the severity of the case. The treatment for hives will be different for
those with acute urticaria than for those with chronic urticaria.
Acute urticaria being the hives that do not last more than six weeks
and chronic urticaria being the hives that last longer than six weeks. Those with acute hives told by
their doctor to start taking an antihistamine until the problem is
If a person has chronic hives, the hives treatment may be more complex
than just an antihistamine. Because hives are caused by the body releasing histamine, the first step in
chronic hives traditional treatment may be an antihistamine. Generally, a person with chronic hives is
going to need more than this.
Studies done a few years ago in 2001 on chronic hives showed that the
reason that some people experience chronic hives is due to a certain kind of bacteria. This same
bacteria has also been known to cause some stomach ulcers.
The bacteria that we are talking about is the Helicobacter pylori
bacteria or H. pylori bacteria. The first time that this bacteria was linked with hives was when
patients who had stomach ulcers and hives were given antibiotics. In these patients, the antibiotics
not only helped with the stomach ulcers, but they also cleared up the chronic
Chronic hives may also be linked to autoimmune disease and thyroid
disease. Treatment of these underlying diseases can treat chronic hives as well. Treatment for
chronic hives comes when you find the root of what is causing the hives.
by Kate Andrews - 23/8/09