Capitol Allergy & Asthma Center

Dr. Maadhava Ellaurie M.D.

Sterling, VA 703.444.0817 |  Laurel, MD  301.775-5173

 

 Hives
Urticaria (commonly known as hives) are the itchy, swollen red bumps that appear on the skin as a result of an allergic reaction.  These umps that appear on the skin as a result of an allergic reaction.  These bumps typically occur in clusters on the skin's surface and they can differ in size.  There are two types of hives- chronic and acute.  Chronic hives appear and disappear on the skin with no apparent cause.  Acute hives occur after being triggered by an infection or as a reaction to food or medication.