Hives and eczema are allergic reactions that appear on or beneath the skin. These are common conditions that are a response from the immune system, and both produce a rash-like effect. Different factors may trigger them, so it’s important to determine the cause to prevent further outbreaks and find proper treatment.

Hives and Eczema Treatment Options

Hives and eczema produce similar effects on the skin, but require different forms of treatment.

Treatments for Hives

Hives are an allergic response that is most commonly due to a food or medication allergy. Antihistamines will be recommended for some symptoms of a current reaction, and one should try to avoid the allergen in the future. If you’re unsure what you may be allergic to, SFENTA offers allergy testing. This can help determine what caused your reaction. 

Treatment for Eczema

Eczema is also caused by allergic reactions and can benefit from allergy testing and antihistamines. With eczema, one should avoid rough fabrics in clothing and towels, keep the skin moist, and use cortisone creams. Our providers can walk you through the steps of how to prevent future breakouts. 

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What are Hives and Eczema?

Hives and eczema come in different forms and appear on the skin. Because of their rash-like appearance and the different forms of each condition, they can be difficult to self-diagnose. This is why it’s essential to visit a trained provider who is familiar with allergy conditions. 

Hives and eczema are typically caused by an allergic reaction to food, medications, pollutants, or certain fabrics or materials. Stress can also be a factor in eczema.

Symptoms of Hives

  • Itching 
  • Swelling
  • Welts on the skin
  • Redness in the skin

Symptoms of Eczema

  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Swelling
  • Red rashes or bumps
  • Scaly or crusting skin
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SFENTA is a comprehensive ENT provider with over 30 locations across South Florida. Our providers are trained in a wide range of ENT specialties, and sub-specialties ensuring we can address all of your symptoms. 

Our office’s goal is to provide each patient with:

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Our provider network is staffed with over 50 highly experienced and trained providers who specialize in the full spectrum of ENT care.

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Hives and Eczema FAQs

Who is affected by hives or eczema?

Hives and eczema can be found in patients of all ages and with all health backgrounds. Allergies are unique to each person and affect each person differently. Both conditions are also more likely in those with allergies or autoimmune disorders.

Eczema is more commonly found to begin in childhood, but developing it as an adult is also possible. Eczema can also be triggered by stress.

How can SFENTA help with hives or eczema?

SFENTA can help patients with hives or eczema by recommending treatment options, as well as providing allergy testing. One of the critical elements of care for both conditions is avoiding the cause of the reaction. While some patients may know right away the cause of their hives or eczema, for others it may not be as obvious — and testing is beneficial.

When should I see a doctor for hives or eczema?

The two primary reasons to see a doctor for hives or eczema are testing to determine the cause or if you have a severe allergic reaction that is causing your throat to swell.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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