Urticaria (Hives) In Fort Lauderdale, Fl

Broward Dermatologist Offers Effective Treatments For Hives

What Are Hives?

Hives or wheals may appear as smooth raised bumps that may cause an extremely burning or itching sensation. They may appear anywhere on the body, or in a direct trigger location, and typically fade within 24 hours.

What Causes Hives?

Hives form in response to a release of histamines, an inflammatory chemical produced in the body. The majority of cases of hives have no known trigger, but commonly known triggers include a response to an allergy, infection, or injury. 

Treatments for Hives

Initially, antihistamines are commonly prescribed to lower the inflammation and appearance of hives. In more severe cases, oral corticosteroids or lifestyle changes may be recommended. 

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Galt Dermatology serves both men and women of all ages in the Fort Lauderdale area. Trust your skin health to our dedicated team and to our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Villacorta. To schedule your initial consultation, please call our office at 954-463-5406 or schedule your appointment online.

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