Hives, also referred to commonly as “welts”, can appear on any part of the skin. The scientific name for hives is “urticarial.” They vary in size from as small as a pen tip to as large as a dinner plate. They may also connect to form even larger welts. Hives are very itchy.
Dermatologists can often diagnose hives just by looking at the skin. Finding out the root cause of the hives is much more difficult. Most of the time the cause of the hives is not uncovered.
Learn more at the American Academy of Dermatology: AAD Hives Overview. Hives Treatment.
Our goal here at The Dermatology of Institute of Boston is protect the health of our patients and staff. To continue caring for our patients during these uncertain times, while strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, we will be only offering virtual consultations. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.