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What are Hives?
Hives, which is medically called urticaria, are a skin disorder that results in red, sometimes itching patches of raised skin. The patches of skin can be small or large, and generally appear quite fast and disappear on their own within hours or days. Hives can be as small as a few millimeters and as large as inches, and can even join together to become large areas called plaques. Hives that join together all over your body are generally known as body hives. These are quite itchy in nature and can burn.

Hives are an allergic reaction to something you have come into contact with at one point or another. You could have touched a new plant, used a new detergent or soap, even medications you are taking can cause hives. The can also be caused by too much stress in your life - this is known as stress hives. Since no two people have the same reaction to an allergen, hives are not contagious. Even if you walked around rubbing your allergen onto someone else who was allergic to it, they may not get hives even if you do.

Hives occur when your body thinks there is something there that it does not agree with, called an allergen. The immune system then releases what are called histamines into the blood stream to attack the allergen and make it go away. In turn to let you know there is a problem, your body breaks out in these small red and itchy sometimes burning bumps or raised areas - you can even get hives on face. This allergic reaction cannot be given to other people or caught from someone else. Learn More
Many healthcare professionals have found that hives can be alleviated. With their innovative treatment approaches, patients can experience symptom elimination in 2 weeks to 1 month for mild and moderate conditions.
You may be interested in the discussion group of Hives
The healthcare professionals listed here have published their case studies. You can contact them for help or contact us for doctors near you.
List of healthcare professionals who have published clinical studies and provide treatment for Hives:
United States
Jim McCarty, DC Lone Tree, 80124
Successful Healing of Hives Due to Concussions
Laurence Layne, MT, Herbalist St. Augustine, 32084
Successful Whole Body Skin Rash Treatment