Hives Treatment

Hives

DTAP Clinic (Caring & Treating Since 2005)

Urticaria, or more commonly known as Hives, usually presents itself as very itchy bumps on the skin, sometimes known as wheals.

Most of the time these Hives are self limiting, resolve on their own and are not sinister. However, it can also cause a lot of irritation and may affect the quality of life of an individual if it reoccurs continuously over weeks, months or even years.

What are the causes of Hives?

Hives are triggered by the immune system – predominantly IgE antibodies which trigger a release of histamines and other chemicals. Chronic recurrent Hives are sometimes idiopathic (no known cause) in up to 4 out of 5 people. There are however a number of known causes of Hives and Urticaria.

At DTAP allergy clinic, we aim to get to the bottom of these causes and if possible identify these triggers and or treat them.

Common triggers include allergens in the air such as environmental allergensfood allergens and animal allergens. Medications which can be identified from a thorough history or even infections which can be elucidated with a careful history, examination and or further tests. Diagnosing known causes of urticaria through Allergy tests in Singapore would allow for reduction of symptoms and prevent them from coming back when these known allergens are avoided.

Food allergy, pollen allergy, dust mite allergy, pet allergy are but some of the things which can be investigated with a blood test or skin prick testing which is FAST and RAPID with results in 20 mins.

Treatment for Hives

Treatments for Hives include second generation antihistamines at standard or high doses. Other types of treatment include first generation antihistamines (drowsy), immune system modifiers and even steroids.

Conclusion

The quality of life can be greatly improved instead of relying on medications in dealing with allergies. Skin prick testing and allergy testing in Singapore are the first steps to identifying the triggers and alleviating the symptoms with appropriate, concrete steps.

Skin Conditions We Treat

We provide comprehensive testing, treatment and management for hives and other skin conditions. Speak to our doctors today!

Address:

Scotts Medical Center (Pacific Plaza)
9 Scotts Road, #06-06
Singapore 228210

Telephone:+65 6694 2348

Message:+65 8922 0083 

Email: hello.skin@dtapclinic.com

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays

Nearest MRT Station:
Orchard MRT Station

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For urgent requests, please call +65 6694 2348.

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Teleconsult & Medication Delivery

We are offering DTAP Teleconsult. This teleconsult service allows our current patients and new patients to connect with our doctors during clinic operating hours for non-emergency consults.

After assessment and consultation, we will also deliver your medications straight to your doorstep!

Request An Appointment

Speak to our doctors about your medical concerns today.

We will only be attending to essential health concerns during the circuit breaker period.
Please take advantage of our teleconsult service to determine if your clinic visit is necessary.
We also offer a home medication delivery service.

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