Hives/Urticaria Treatment In Miami, Florida

Hives on the skin or red bumps (called welts) are also called urticaria. This is a type of swelling that’s usually the result of an allergic reaction, but it might also occur because of autoimmune or systemic conditions.

These, often stinging, itchy, or burning bumps will usually fade within a day but may be noticeable in the following days.

Types of Hives on Skin

Generally, urticaria specialists differentiate three main types of hives.

  • Acute: The hives that last for less than a total of six weeks are categorized as acute and might be the result of an allergic reaction to certain medications or foods (allergic urticaria).
  • Chronic: These are thought to be a result of autoimmune issues. Chronic hives on the skin last for longer than six weeks.
  • Physical: These are hives that are the result of specific situations. These episodes might be triggered by cold weather, heat, pressure, and so on.

Causes of Allergic Urticaria

For the most part, the hives on the skin are the result of an allergic reaction, usually caused by the following:

  • Airborne allergens like mold spores, grass and tree pollen, and pet dander.
  • Urinary tract infections and strep throat infections.
  • Allergies to tree nuts, peanuts, milk, fish, eggs, and shellfish
  • Insect stings
  • Medications like ACE inhibitors and NSAIDs
  • Latex allergies or allergies to detergents

The hives on the skin are the most obvious telltale sign of urticaria, but the red bumps will look different depending on the situation and the person.

  • Raised, red bump or welts on the skin
  • Itchy sik
  • Blanching
  • Selling


Before the urticaria specialist can create a treatment plan, they must establish a proper diagnosis. With the help of specific allergy tests, these experts are able to determine the exact triggers.

Testing for allergic urticaria includes:

  • Skin tests
  • Blood tests

Urticaria Treatment

For the most part, the hives on the skin will fade without treatment. Still, an urticaria specialist can help with choosing the right medication and at-home care options to manage these allergic responses and limit them to a minimum.

Still, urticaria treatment may include:

  • Allergy shots
  • Allergy medications like diphenhydramine
  • At-home treatment methods like cold compresses
  • Epinephrine
  • Oral steroids (corticosteroids)

Creating a comprehensive urticaria treatment/management plan is also imperative to avoid severe complications. Severe allergic reactions might cause swelling in the airways, which can make breathing difficult.

As such, the urticaria specialists at the Miami Allergy and Immunology Center will help patients come up with an effective management plan by educating them about their triggers and how to avoid them.


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