What are the symptoms of hives?
Hives is characterized by raised swellings that can vary in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters across. Symptoms vary from person to person, but commonly include: red or pale swellings (wheals) with red margins (flares); an itching, burning or stinging sensation; return of swellings at the same or different sites, hours or days later, and; deeper swelling (angioedema) of the lips, eyelids, hands or other areas.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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