For your comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of hives in Atlanta, turn to the experts at Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics. Whether you suspect your hives are from an allergy, illness or medication, we can perform the critical assessment you need to determine a successful hives treatment plan. Our goal to provide high quality dermatological care to patients of all ages in the most comfortable environment will give you confidence in choosing Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics for your hives treatment in Atlanta.

Symptoms of Hives

We can give our patients the specific examination and diagnosis of hive symptoms in Atlanta, GA. Hives, also called urticaria, are welts on the skin surface that often itch and vary in size. Symptoms can appear on any part of the skin and often go away in 24 hours or less. New hives may surface as old ones fade lasting a few days or longer. Unfortunately, hives may lead to severe itching. If your symptoms of hives last longer than 6 weeks, it is considered chronic and may be caused from an allergy. It is imperative that you let the professionals at Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics help determine your specific food, medicine or environmental allergy that may be causing your symptoms of hives. We can give you the relief and preventative actions to take against this irritating and bothersome skin condition.

What Causes Hives?

Hives are caused by triggers that produce a skin reaction by stimulating certain cells to release histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream. Commonly, hives are caused by a specific allergen. You may develop hives from a certain food, such as shellfish or nuts. Hives can also occur after taking a specific medication or when you encounter certain environmental factors, including exercise, extreme temperatures or emotional stress. Our team at Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics is dedicated to finding out the specific cause of your hives so that we can give you the best treatment plan available. Contact our Atlantas Hive Treatment Office today to schedule an appointment.