Pediatric Urticaria: Symptom and Causes


Hives may change shape or appear in clusters. Sometimes hives join together to form larger patches.
Common symptoms include:
  • Raised pink bumps with pale centers (welts)
  • Red, raised, itchy rash on the skin
  • Brownish patches on the skin
  • Hive like bumps filled with fluid
  • Burning sensation


Hives are generally caused by an allergic reaction. Some of the more common allergies that cause hives include: viral infection, such as the common cold or flu. Other causes include:
  • Foods, especially shellfish, tree nuts, milk, and fruit
  • Medications and allergy shots
  • Pets and other animals
  • Pollen, Insect bites and stings
  • Exposure to the sun or cold
  • Exercise
  • Contact with chemicals
  • Putting pressure on the skin, such as from sitting too long or carrying a heavy bag over a shoulder

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