Successful and consistent hives treatment requires an experienced allergist. The allergists at Allergy & Asthma Consultants have been prescribing highly-effective hives treatments for fifty years in metro Atlanta.
For immediate relief, we offer same-day appointments at our allergy clinics in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Duluth and Cumming, Georgia.
The most effective from of hives treatment is to eliminate the trigger. Our allergists accomplish this by performing a thorough physical exam and a comprehensive allergy test.
What are Hives?
Hives are a form of skin rash that is an allergic reaction to a trigger such as food, medicine or pollen. Hives can appear anywhere on the body and are identified as red or skin-colored bumps which appear suddenly and then disappear. Hives are classified as either acute or chronic. Acute hives may disappear within a few minutes or hours whereas chronic hives may last months.
- Itchy red and white bumps (also referred to as wheals) on the skin
- Swelling near the surface of the bumps
- Bumps that change shape, disappear and reappear
There are myriad different triggers for hives including:
- Food including nuts, shellfish, eggs and milk
- Animal dander
- Autoimmune disease
In cases where the trigger cannot be eliminated such as family pets, the allergists at Allergy & Asthma Consultants will develop a custom treatment plan which may include immunotherapy to build up your immune system and desensitize you to the triggers.