• Hives (Urticaria) Introduction

Introduction of Hives (Urticaria)

Urticaria or Hives are red patches that develop suddenly on the skin and often itch. They can appear on the skin of any part of the body. They can vary from the size of a pen tip to that of a large dinner plate. At times, they join together to form even larger patches.

Acute hives often result from an allergy, but they can have many other causes.


Around 15% of the world's population is estimated to have suffered from Urticaria at some point in their lives.

In severe cases, there may be swelling of the tongue or throat tissue causing difficulty in breathing and requiring immediate medical attention.