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Raised welts that may be red or itch are called hives. These skin formations are usually an acute condition that is caused by an allergic reaction or trigger. Most hives disappear on their own within 24 hours. Hives can be very small or the size of a dinner plate and everything in between. At LM Medical NYC, we offer effective hives treatment and diagnosis at our clinic on Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village.

Causes and Symptoms of Hives

Hives are very common and can occur on anyone at any age. Most hives appear from an allergic trigger. A mosquito bite, food, chemicals and many other substances can cause hives to appear. While allergies are a common cause of hives, other illnesses or conditions can also result in hives. Some of these conditions include:

  • Sun exposure
  • Certain infections
  • Diseases like lupus, vasculitis or thyroid disease
  • Stress
  • Exercise
  • Pressure on or scratching the skin
  • Exposure to cold or heat

Most hives go away on their own after a day or more. However, there are hives that can become chronic, lasting for weeks or longer. Hives can itch or burn, as well as cause cosmetic concerns when located on the face (eyes and lips can swell due to hives) or exposed skin.

Treatment Options for Hives

Antihistamines and anti-inflammatory medications are a common treatment for hives. Oral antihistamines can be used to reduce itching and swelling, and for chronic hives, taking antihistamines can prevent breakouts. For severe hives, other medications may be prescribed, including corticosteroids like prednisone and antibiotics. Omalizumab is an injectable medication that can help patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), a form of hives that can last for months or years.

If you have acute or chronic hives and want relief, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We can schedule a consultation with our board certified dermatologist, renowned skin expert Dr. Morgan, to discuss treatment options for hives at our Manhattan clinic.

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Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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