Urticaria (Hives) in Charlotte, NC Darst Dermatology offers personalized urticaria treatment in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities. What Is Urticaria? Commonly known as hives, urticaria is caused by a variety of reasons. Allergic reactions, insect stings, sunlight, and some diseases can cause it. The severity of symptoms varies from person to person. When you have hives, welts of red skin or small bumps appear on your body. The spots usually itch, burn, and swell. These areas resolve and move around every 24 hours. Dangerous hives may involve the mouth, or airway. This is a medical emergency. How Is Urticaria Treated? Hives outbreaks can last for only a short time or for weeks. Hives caused by medication generally last longer than those caused by stress. It’s important to find the cause of the outbreak so you can avoid it in the future. If you have repeated cases of hives, you should have skin testing conducted to identify the exact cause. To alleviate the discomfort caused by hives, Dr. Darst can provide medication to control the itching. Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert urticaria treatment to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.