OverviewThe hives (urticaria) on this person's back have the typical slightly-raised red appearance and are accompanied by itching. Hives can be generalized over the entire body, or may be localized.
Update Date 4/14/2015
Updated by: Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.