Hives are clinically known as Urticaria. It is an outbreak of pale red and swollen bumps that can suddenly appear on the skin. In general, it appears because of certain allergens, or sometimes the reason can be completely unknown. You will have to itch for hives. But in some cases burning sensation can also be felt. It can be any part of your body where you can have hives. The hives usually vary in size; from very small to a huge one. Two or more hives can join to create larger areas, and they are known as plaques. They can remain on the skin for one hour to one day and then slowly fade away.
Sign and Symptoms
Swollen red bumps are the signs of having hives. Sometimes the hives may appear later, and first, you start feeling terrible itching or burning sensation on a certain part of your skin.
Causes and Risks
Allergy is the main cause for most of the hives. For allergic hives, the allergens are the reasons. These types of hives are created on the skin when, because of histamine, blood plasma comes out of small blood vessels in your skin.
In the case of allergic hives, exposure to the allergens can increase the chance of getting hives on the skin.
Treatment and Management
The best treatment for hives is to recognize the trigger and get rid of it. Talk to your doctors, and he will suggest you the right medication to remove the hives from your skin. You may need to follow a regular schedule of medication.