Hives (Urticaria and Angioedema)

Some patients are very unlucky and develop a rash (hives, also called urticaria) that occurs regularly from every 2-3 days, up to daily. They can occur on any part of the body and when there is also swelling (usually of the lips), we call it angioedema.

Advice on preventing the rash usually comes from every one you talk to. Sometimes allergies are contributors, but more often they are not. There are multiple ways of managing it but these are usually conflicting. The best treatment is with non-sedating antihistamines in the first instance.

Dr Nolan specialises in urticaria and angioedema and is able to help you to gain control of the rash and to resume a normal life.