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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.

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.