What Should I Know about Foods And Hives?

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What are the foods that cause hives?

There are various causes of hives, and certain foods can often trigger hives. If you have hives and it is caused by foods, you should avoid them to reduce your symptoms. You can go to hospital and have a test, such as a skin test, to figure out which food triggers your hives. Foods that may cause hives include:
  • Peanuts
  • Milk
  • Nuts
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Tomatoes
  • Wheat
  • Soybeans

What foods can help treat my hives?

Some foods may trigger hives, while other foods may be good for it. Here are some suggestions for your diet:
  • Vitamin C Foods rich in Vitamin C can help improve your immune system. Therefore, they may make you recover faster. Foods rich in Vitamin C include cherries, blackberries, avocados and oranges.
  • Vitamin E Vitamin E also improves your immune system. Foods rich in Vitamin E include pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, asparagus, and lettuces.
  • Anthocyanidins Foods rich in anthocyanidins can help eliminate inflammations. These foods include blueberries, grapes, cranberries and eggplants.
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