- Hives can appear on any area of the body; they may change shape, move around, disappear and reappear over short periods of time.
- The bumps - red or skin-colored “wheals” with clear edges - usually appear suddenly and go away just as quickly.
- Pressing the center of a red hive makes it turn white - a process called “blanching.”
- Hives are associated with excessive itching
- In severe cases associated with shortness of breath/uneasiness/anxiety
Effects / Causes
- Heat / Cold/Climate change
- Fever induced
- Food intolerance
- Drug allergies
- Insect bite
- Dust allergies
- Cholinergic urticaria (after exercise)
We are expert in dermatological disease treatment. Blood investigations need to be carried out. Oral medications like antihistamines , oral corticosteroids, will help in most of cases.Some cases may require injections.
No. It is advisable to immediately consult dermatologist on urgent basis if urticaria happens.
Urticaria is related to the release of histamine and other inflammatory mediators which lead to the typical presentation of a hive with central swelling, surrounding erythema, and associated pruritus.
Another factor that makes this disease so tricky is that there isn’t a set of common triggers. It really is different for every person. While many patients say that things like stress and sleeplessness are often triggers, it’s still different for each individual.
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