Signs and symptoms of hives include an itchy, red, raised rash that can go away and reappear at another location over a period of hours. The skin rash appears as welts or wheals. Hives typically do not last for a long period of time. There is intense itching, and there may be a pale center in the middle of a red wheal.
Causes of hives
Other hives (urticaria) symptoms and signs
- Intense Itching
- Red, Raised Rash That Goes Away and Reappears Elsewhere on the Body
- Red Wheal with a Pale Center in the Middle
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Examples of Medications for Hives (Urticaria) Symptoms and Signs
- Antihistamines (Oral)
- cetirizine (Zyrtec, Zyrtec Allergy, Zyrtec Hives)
- cimetidine, Tagamet HB
- cyproheptadine (Periactin)
- diphenhydramine, Benadryl
- fexofenadine (Allegra, Mucinex Allergy)
- hydroxyzine (Vistaril)
- loratadine, Claritin, Claritin RediTabs, Alavert, Claritin Hives Relief, Children's Claritin
- montelukast, Singulair
- prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
- ranitidine, Zantac