Urticaria Causes

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Urticaria, also known as hives is a skin reaction that manifests itself as a red, itchy, inflamed rash.

Causes of Urticaria or Hives

Urticaria or Hives are usually caused by an allergic reaction with the following:

  • Foods like nuts, eggs, and seafood
  • Medications
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Latex
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Plants like poison ivy
  • Food dyes
  • The condition can also arise as a result of stress, sharp changes in temperature, physical irritation, as well as chronic viral and bacterial infections.

    For most people, an allergy test will determine the cause.

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