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. Managing this is made more difficult due to conflicting advice that people often receive. The best treatment is with non-sedating antihistamines in the first instance.

There are now some excellent treatment options available when antihistamines are not effective.

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.