Urticaria Hives

Overview

Urticaria, also known as hives, is a condition in which red, itchy and swollen areas appear on your child's skin-usually as an allergic reaction from eating certain foods or taking certain medications.

  • Hives can vary in size from half an inch to several inches in diameter.
  • Hives can appear all over your child's body, or be limited to one area.

How Boston Children's approaches hives:

Boston Children's diagnostic evaluations are supported by state-of-the-art allergy testing facilities, and an individual treatment plan is established for each child. Treatment may include education, medical management and coordinated care with your child's primary physician.