Hives Treatment and Symptoms Urticaria
Urticaria or hives is a relatively common form of allergic reaction that causes raised red skin welts that range upwards from 5 mm (about a 1/4 inch) in diameter, itch severely, and often have a pale border. Urticaria is caused by direct contact with an allergenic substance (generally a plant, such as poison ivy), or an immune response to food or some other allergen. Hives can also be caused by stress.
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Benadryl, an antihistamine available without prescription, can provide temporary relief from the itching of hives.
Hives usually disappear in an hour or two, as such most require no treatment. For long-term treatment, one should determine thei underlying cause.
- Allergic Skin Conditions (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology