Hives / Urticaria

Urticaria is an immunologically driven skin condition which presents as itchy, red raised hives on the skin. It may be associated with swelling of the eyelids or the lips when this is called angiooedema.

Urticaria can be acute or chronic depending upon the duration. Over the counter antihistamines are perfectly suitable for many patients with self limiting urticaria, some patients will need expert dermatological help for investigation and treatment of their urticaria. Professor Madan, offers expert dermatology advice for all forms of urticaria.