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Hives (urticaria) on the chest

Hives (urticaria) on the chest

Overview

The hives (urticaria) on this person's chest have the typical slightly-raised red appearance and are accompanied by itching. Hives can be generalized over the entire body or may be localized.

Review Date 4/16/2019

Updated by: Michael Lehrer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.