Urticarial skin lesions, commonly referred to “hives”, are generally classified into one of two categories. “Acute hives” is a short-term, self-limited episode of skin lesions. “Chronic hives” is a term used to describe urticarial skin lesions that present daily for more than 6 weeks duration but last less than 24 hours. Hives typically present as red, swollen skin bumps that usually itch and can be present all over the body.

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