Introduction: Hives


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Hives: Weals on the skin due to an allergic reaction.

Hives: Each year about 15% of all Americans experience hives on the skin or angioedema (swelling of the throat tissues) due to allergic reactions. Hives are an allergic reaction often due to food or plants. The reaction is characterized by a raised, itchy area of skin. It can be rounded or flat-topped, but it is always elevated above the surrounding skin.1

Researching symptoms of Hives: Further information about the symptoms of Hives is available including a list of symptoms of Hives, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Hives: Various information is available about treatments available for Hives, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Hives: Research more detailed information about the causes of Hives, other possibly hidden causes of Hives, or other general information about Hives.

Statistics and Hives: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Hives, prevalence and incidence statistics for Hives, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Allergies: NWHIC

Last revision: May 29, 2003

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