Stress and Hives

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Stress and hives Psychological stress if often reported has a triggering factor in, chronic idiopathic utercaria. Which are hives that come on without any explanation and lasts anywhere from six weeks to 12 months. Stress plays a huge role in making it hard for the immune system mechanisms to block allergic reactions. When stressed out your immune system does not act correctly and it causes it to become vulnerable. This is what triggers hives or a stress rash. Relaxation is supposed to help with the hives. Once relaxed your immune system gets a chance to fight off whatever it causing the hives to occur. “Your body's natural reaction to stress, the "fight or flight" response, may be responsible for stress induced hives, a stress rash, or another stress related illness. When a person experiences stress for a prolonged period of time, their immune system may not be able to defend the body from illness and disease, and sometimes this weakness shows up as an imbalance in the form of hives or a rash.”(Easy Stress Management. Hives are usually triggered by allergens; some allergens may include certain foods, food coloring, food additives, insect bites, or even an infection. Chronic stress will affect the body and cause the immune system to stop responding to the allergens. Stressful situations in your life could be and instant cause to hives. Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Internally, there is skin wrapped around our organs. Once emotion and stress is acknowledged your skin is affected. When you are upset your skin becomes upset, just as your stomach would become nauseous when you worry. Once your immune system weakens by chronic stress you are more vulnerable to reacting to irritants and allergens, thus you will get itchy, red, pale swellings, known as hives. “Experts believe that there is a very
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