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 allergens, food 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.