A Brief Overview of Hives


If you’ve ever experienced an allergic reaction, you’ve likely noticed red itchy areas on your skin. These are called hives, and tend to vary in size and intensity based on a number of factors. If you’re concerned about the development of hives, consider visiting an experienced allergy doctor.


Hives are an allergic reaction to insect stings, food, latex, medication, and other allergy triggers. If you’re unsure of what triggers your hives, the allergy doctors at Allergy & Asthma Specialists can help with trigger identification. Hives go away on their own most of the time, though hives that last for more than six weeks are a cause of concern. Treatments for hives include antihistamines and steroids in severe cases.

Board-certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists. Our allergy doctors provide comprehensive allergy and asthma diagnostics and state-of-the-art treatment—including two types of immunotherapy—at offices located in Center City Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment online at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.