Hives, also known as urticaria, are a skin condition characterized by the sudden appearance of raised, itchy, and red welts or bumps on the skin. Hives can vary in size and shape and may appear anywhere on the body. They are usually the result of an allergic reaction, often triggered by certain foods, medications, insect bites, pollen, or other allergens. Stress, heat, and pressure on the skin can also trigger hives in some individuals. Hives can be accompanied by itching, burning, or stinging sensations, and they may come and go within a few hours or persist for several days. In most cases, hives resolve on their own without treatment. However, antihistamines and topical corticosteroids may be recommended by a healthcare professional to relieve itching and inflammation. If hives are severe, persistent, or associated with difficulty breathing or other systemic symptoms, immediate medical attention should be sought as it could indicate a more serious allergic reaction.
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