Hives and eczema occur when the immune system produces a rash in order to flush out toxins and protect itself from harm. Our team of experienced ENT doctors at The Barranco Clinic in Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont are passionate about providing you with solutions that work. We will assess the root causes of your hives and eczema and find an approach that is personalized and effective.

Hives and Eczema Treatment Options

Hives and eczema may seem like similar conditions, but they are different, and each requires its own approach.

Treating hives

Hives can occur after exposure to certain medications or foods. Allergy testing can help to determine the root cause of the negative reaction so that the patient can avoid those substances in the future. In the short term, antihistamines can be used to control surface-level symptoms.

Treating eczema

In addition to allergy testing, eczema can be treated through antihistamines, cortisone creams, soap substitutes, moisturizing the skin, and avoiding rough fabrics and tight-fitting clothing. 

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Similarities Between Hives and Eczema

If you are suffering from hives or eczema, you may need a professional to properly diagnose and treat your condition. Both ailments appear as skin rash, and both are caused by an immune system reaction to medications, food, or environmental toxins. In some cases, eczema can appear when the patient is feeling stressed out. Discovering the trigger for the condition is mandatory when it comes to combating both hives and eczema.

Symptoms of Eczema

  • Itchy, dry skin
  • Crusts on the skin
  • Swelling
  • Bumps
  • Rash
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Scaly skin

Symptoms of Hives

  • Welts
  • Itchy skin
  • Swelling
  • Discomfort
  • Blotchy skin
  • Redness

About The Barranco Clinic

Patients in Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont count on The Barranco Clinic to provide outstanding service from a team of seasoned ENT specialists devoted to their well-being and comprehensive healing. Our practice is founded on the following four core principles:

Personalized Treatment

Our providers focus on the individual and create a plan carefully tailored to their anatomy, needs, comfort levels, and conditions. Patients feel like members of the family rather than random numbers.

Top-rated Physician Network

Every doctor at The Barranco Clinic is a lauded specialist in their field, delivering top-tier care for all your ENT-related concerns.

Continuity of Care

Patients can expect the same high level of personalized attention and safety across every channel. The cooperative and collaborative attitude of every practitioner and staff member ensures exponential healing from start to finish. Once your treatment is finished, we continue to follow up with you.

Community Investment

At The Barranco Clinic, we believe our compassion and generosity should extend further than the walls of our clinics. We participate in a variety of programs to give back to the community, providing resources, medicine, clothing, and essential items to those in need.

Hives and Eczema

When do I need to see a doctor for hives or eczema?

If you are unsure of the reasons why you are breaking out with hives or eczema, our team of specialists can help get to the bottom of your issues through targeted allergy testing. If you are experiencing a severe allergic reaction involving swelling in your throat, you will need to see a doctor right away.

Who is affected by hives and eczema?

Hives and eczema affect patients of all ages and backgrounds. Symptoms can begin as early as grade school and progress through adulthood. Those with multiple allergies or an overactive immune system may be most likely to develop hives or eczema.

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