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Can you explain the relationship between allergies and urticaria?
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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: Allergy & Hives
Urticaria, or hives, are caused by release of histamine in the skin; this leads to itching and a raised rash.
Histamine is also released in allergic reactions; in the nose it causes drainage & sneezing while in the lungs it causes wheezing & tightness. Hives can be due to an allergic response to a food or medicine but they can also be a contact response or due to direct histamine activation.

In brief: Allergy & Hives
Urticaria, or hives, are caused by release of histamine in the skin; this leads to itching and a raised rash.
Histamine is also released in allergic reactions; in the nose it causes drainage & sneezing while in the lungs it causes wheezing & tightness. Hives can be due to an allergic response to a food or medicine but they can also be a contact response or due to direct histamine activation.
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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine
In brief: Skin reaction
Urticaria is the medical term for hives, which are an allergic skin reaction.

In brief: Skin reaction
Urticaria is the medical term for hives, which are an allergic skin reaction.
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