Urticaria is a medical term for hives. Typically, they are pink or red welts of various size that itch or sting. These skin lesions come and go and often disappear within a few hours. Some can persist for several days before disappearing and then reappear several days later. These lesions can appear on any part of the skin and are typically the result of an internal allergic reaction to food. They can also develop from non-allergic causes as well, such as cold weather, viruses, colds, hepatitis, sunlight, heat, pressure or vibration.
How to Treat Hives
There are many treatment options for urticaria including antihistamine use, steroid cream, and Xolair injections. The dermatology professionals at Kentucky Dermatology can evaluate your condition and will discuss with you the most appropriate treatment plan.