Urticaria – (Hives)

Urticaria commonly known as “hives” is an allergic skin reaction that can be triggered by many different scenarios. These could include: foods, medications, bug bites, substances like latex, infections (viral and bacterial), pollens, molds, pet dander, plants and blood transfusions. It is important to avoid such triggers once you have determined that any one of these induce the allergic reaction.

Hives generally fall into one of two categories. Acute hives is associated as a short term lived and chronic hives is long term that presents daily but lasts less than 24 hours for more than 6 weeks duration. Hives typically present as red, swollen skin bumps that usually itch.

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