What is Pediatric Urticaria?Urticaria is the medical term for HIVES. Hives are red raised bumps (pink spots with pale centers) or welts on the skin. They can occur anywhere on the body as small individual spots or large interconnected bumps. It is a very common condition.
Hives that persist for 6 weeks or less are called acute hives and those that go on longer than 6 weeks are chronic hives. Hives due to physical stimuli, such as pressure, cold, or sun exposure, are called physical hives.