Hives

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What is it?

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.

Signs and Symptoms:

Causes:

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Diagnosis:

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.

Treatment:

FAQs:

Learn more at the American Academy of Dermatology: AAD Hives Overview. Hives Treatment.

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