Best doctors for hives treatment in Colorado Springs, CO

Do you have breakouts of pale red bumps on your skin that itch, burn, or sting? You might have hives, possibly caused by allergies or even unknown reasons. Book an appointment with a primary care physician, allergist or dermatologist Colorado Springs, CO on Sesame today for treatment. No insurance necessary.

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Jackie Sweeton, NP

  • Obstetrics & gynecology
  • "Dr. Jackie Sweeton was excellent - she listened to all of my concerns and made me feel like we could find a solution together."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Danielle Desroches, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Provider on time and discussed medical history before refilling established prescription"
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Salimah Jones, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "... she listened to everything I had to say and then prescribed what I needed ..."
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  • $5 MEDS
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Rhea Teasley-Bennett, APRN

  • Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Traci Lambert, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Great experience! She was exactly on time, and she quickly and competently diagnosed the issue with my swollen finger, and immediately sent in the prescription electronically. This was by far a better experience than having to go into urgent care, wait, be exposed to sick people, etc.... Already raving about my experience to my friends...."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Nicole Baldwin, NP

  • Urgent care
  • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

  • Family medicine
  • "... the provider I saw was extremely understanding, compassionate and helpful."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. John Ibrahim, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

  • Family medicine
  • "... was great and arranged my prescription with my local pharmacy immediately."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Linda Clark, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "This was probably the best experience I've had WITH a doctor IN so long.Help was so easy TO GET WHILE I'm home sick with a 9 week old baby."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Mary Nye, NP

  • Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Monika Patel, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Monika Patel, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Anna Chacon, MD

  • Dermatology
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Anna Chacon, MD

  • Dermatology
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

About hives

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Hives, also known as urticaria, are red, itchy bumps on the skin caused by exposure to an irritant or allergen. The size and severity of these welts will vary, but they often migrate to various areas of the body and will usually go away within hours to days without leaving a scar. Chronic hives occur when welts are present for more than 6 weeks or recur frequently. The common symptoms of hives include:

  • Patches of red raised welts on the skin
  • Itching
  • Swelling (also known as angioedema)

Hives can be triggered by all sorts of things. Exposure to an irritating substance (known as an allergen) will trigger your immune system’s allergic response, a release of chemicals called histamines. This reaction may result in hives and swelling. Substances that may trigger hives include:

  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Mold spores
  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Parasites or insect bites
  • Food allergies
  • Allergies to medication
  • Quick changes in body temperature
  • Sunlight
  • Alcohol
  • Allergies to latex or cleaning products

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, about one in five people will experience hives at some point in their lives. Only one in twenty will experience a case of chronic, or persistent, hives.

Hives rarely carry the risk of complications or more serious allergic reactions (such as anaphylaxis). If you are experiencing more severe symptoms of an allergic reaction like difficulty breathing, trouble swallowing, or dizziness, get medical help immediately.

Treatment Options

Most outbreaks of hives will go away within a few days after the reaction occurs. Medical treatment is rarely needed, but a doctor or health care provider may be able to provide recommendations for how best to treat hives at home. Below is a list of methods used to reduce the symptoms of hives. During your appointment, talk to your health care provider about what treatment plan is best for you.

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