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Hives are triggered by an allergic reaction, causing your skin to swell with warm, itchy, red bumps or rashes. Hives can cover most of your body, or just one area; they can develop right away or form over several days. They usually go away within 24 hours. Chronic hives can come and go for months or years.

The bumps or rashes associated with hives are typically:

  • Red or flesh-colored
  • Intensely itchy
  • Feel warm, burn, or hurt
  • Roughly oval or shaped like a worm
  • A few millimeters to several inches in size


Antihistamine Medication
Your doctor may recommend that you take antihistamine medication to help control the itching related to your hives.

Ointment or Cream
Your doctor may prescribe a topical ointment, cream, or lotion that you will apply directly to your skin.

Medication Injection
Your doctor may give you an injection of medication to treat the allergic reaction that is causing your hives.


Physical Exam
Through a medical examination of your skin, we can accurately diagnose and determine the best way to treat your hives.

Skin Allergy Test
Your doctor may use a skin allergy test to confirm the cause of your hives.

Why Choose UHealth?

Expert care with a personal touch. Our doctors are dedicated to spending as much time with you as you need and not rushing you through your visit. We answer all the questions you may have and provide you with the techniques and knowledge to help you get the most out of your medications. We’ll explain your laboratory results and how the medicine will impact the causes and symptoms of your condition and improve your quality of life.