Hives are an uncomfortable allergic reaction that may suggest a more serious underlying condition. Allergy and Asthma Center can help you find relief and peace of mind! Hives themselves are an unsightly and uncomfortable symptom, but they can also be a warning sign of something more severe that may require medical treatment.
The allergy specialists at Allergy and Asthma Center can help you find relief for your hives outbreak, determine the underlying cause, and develop a plan of action with you to avoid flare-ups in the future.
If you’re ready to find relief from hives, schedule an appointment.
Hives, known medically as urticaria, are red bumps or itchy patches of skin that appear suddenly. Hives can be triggered by an allergic reaction, or for other unknown reasons. There are a few different types of hives that can appear on your skin:
Chronic urticaria - or chronic hives - can sometimes be a sign of a more severe underlying medical condition, but they can also be a result of frequent exposure to an allergen. Some of the most common causes of chronic hives we see at Allergy and Asthma Center are:
At Allergy and Asthma Center, our allergy specialists may prescribe antihistamines to treat recurrent hives and relieve symptoms. However, as always, avoidance may be the best treatment if hives are caused by food allergy or drug allergy.