Hives are uncomfortable and itchy and not pretty to look at either. They usually come from an allergic reaction to food, medication, insect bite, or a plant although extreme temperatures and even exercise can cause hives in some people. The most general symptom is itching and the appearance of large welts on the face or body. In several cases, there can be significant swelling of face or throat. Luckily, the welts and other symptoms usually go away on their own. Until they do, there are some hives treatments by which this allergy can be cured.Some of hives causes Some of the hives causes include: bacterial, viral and fungus infections, emotional stress, hepatitis B, parasitic worms, food additives, cold temperatures, heat, plants and sweating etc.Treatment of hivesThe symptoms of hives need to be treated if the substance or allergy responsible for them could not be found. Hives and itching can be controlled by using primary medications such as antihistamines. Some of the treatment for hives is as follows:· Antihistamines such as Benedryl, Atarax, Seldane and Tagamet · Corticosteroids- used in more severe cases· Injections of epinephrine are used in cases that involve life threatening episodes· Avoidance of unknown allergensHives on face can be controlled by avoiding heat, by keeping the temperature of the skin cool; staying away from alcohol as it causes flushing of the skin, by trying not to scratch affected areas and by wearing loose clothes that doesn?t put pressure on the skin.