Urticaria (hives)

Your Path

  • Urticaria (hives)


  • Related to meds, cold weather, allergies to food, infxn, hereditary, idiopathic


  • Erythematous eruption w/raised wheals, very itchy, vary in size, any location
  • Acute resolves w/in 24h, can be acute or chronic
  • Can be assoc w/angioedmea and/or anaphylaxis if severe

Physical Exam Findings

  • Multiple, variably shaped, well circumscribed, edematous areas, sometimes surrounded by erythematous rings