Dermatology/baking soda

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a lot  of people apply baking  soda and apple cider vinegar to skin for hives. does this combothru your skin and enyer your bloodstream and cause harm.any alternates for hives beside antihistamine for man with enlarged prostate and hives

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The welts that come with hives arise when certain cells release histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream.

Doctors often can't identify the reason for this skin reaction, or why it sometimes turns into a long-term problem (chronic hives). But the skin reaction may be triggered by:

Pain medications
Insects or parasites
Infection
Scratching
Heat or cold
Stress
Sunlight
Exercise
Alcohol, food or food additives
Pressure on the skin, as from a tight waistband

I have never known baking sofa and apple cider vinegar to be able to treat hives. Most people will go to an allergist to get tested for the causes of hives. The most common treatment is with antihistamines.

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