Hives can occur anywhere on the body and appears as raised, red welts that vary in size and are often itchy. Urticaria occurs when the body releases a substance called histamine into the blood, which can cause symptoms like redness, itching and swelling.

This can happen because of:

  • an allergy to a food, substance, insect bite or sting
  • infection
  • medication
  • a physical trigger such as friction from tight clothing, or exposure to heat or cold

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