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Urticaria (Hives) in Children

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    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.

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