Hives on hands are fairly common. They are usually triggered by allergic reactions to physical items, such as fabrics, lotions, or soaps. Insect bites, exposure to heat or cold, or sunlight may also trigger out breaks. One of the most common reasons that hives on the hands form is because of handling and eating certain foods that cause allergies like peanuts, berries, and tomatoes.

Hand hives may last up to a month. Antihistamines are usually administered as treatment. Some home solutions include ice, Aloe Vera, and Primrose or other essential oils. Try to figure out what triggered the outbreak, because in cases of allergic reactions, prevention is the best treatment. Many people keep journals and list the things that they come in contact with in order to narrow out possibilities.


Hives on Palms of Hands


Hives on palms of hands can be very frustrating and it can take a long time to get rid of without doing something on your own.  Some suggested home remedies are soaking in them in epsom salt, making a paste out of oatmeal and cornstarch and a little water, or applying ice cubes or an ice pack directly to the hives. The former will give instant relief and take the swelling down fast.


Hives on Hands and Feet


Hives on the hands, hives on the palms of hands, and hives on hands and feet are sometimes symptoms of angioedema. Angioedema is a serious condition, and should always be watched for if you are prone to hives outbreaks. In angioedema, histamine causes fluid to leak from the local blood vessels. So, it is almost the same as a hives reaction, except it is under the skin. Angioedema can occur with or without hives.

It is important to know about this condition because sometimes swelling will occur in the throat and hinder breathing. People with this condition should be taken to the emergency room or 911 should be called if the person makes abnormal breathing sounds, has difficulty breathing, faints, or begins wheezing.

Treatments listed above for hives on hands should work just as well on feet. Ask your doctor before trying any new treatments or home remedies. Also, talk thoroughly with your doctor about what you think may be triggering hives and about the different treatment options available.