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Myth - Hives

There is more than just one cause of hives. Listen as Dr Bubak gives us details.

Full Transcript: A common allergy myth is that hives are always caused by allergies. In reality, an allergy is a common cause of hives, however, many other things release histamine. Things like vancomycin and morphine for drugs directly set off the histamine. Infections like viruses or strep - through our - system. So we have to look at these kind of things, like kind of some strange ones are physical activities like being cold or hot. Certain light wave frequencies will set off the mast cells - in general the history is going to tell us what's going on and there should be some help for your hives you.

Topics: allergies, Allergy Myths

Mark Bubak, M.D.

About the Author: Mark Bubak, M.D.

Dr. Bubak is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology to care for adults and children with asthma and allergies. He has been active in allergy research and education with special emphasis on new allergy testing and treatment methods. A South Dakota native, his medical degree is from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, with Allergy and Internal Medicine fellowships at the Mayo Clinic.