A skin rash with red itchy bumps as a result of allergic reactions of the body.
Symptoms include itchy rashes and raised bumps on the skin.
|What are people curious about?
|Allergic reaction hives
|Hives on skin
|Relief from hives
|How long hives last
It is an allergic reaction and the exact cause for allergies are not known.
The diagnosis is done based on history and physical exam.
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Diagnosed by medical professional
- Requires lab test or imaging
- Can last several months or years
- Family history may increase likelihood
Antihistamines: Reduce symptoms.
Corticosteroids: Reduce swelling and itching.
Histamine (H-2) blockers: Used if antihistamines are not effective.
Monoclonal antibodies: Effective against certain cases of hives that are difficult to cure.
Leukotriene receptor antagonists: Drugs that prevent release of histamines from mast cells.