Best doctors for hives treatment in Hagerstown, MD

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 Hagerstown, MD on Sesame today for treatment. No insurance necessary.

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Edward Poindexter, FNP-BC, FAANP

  • Family medicine
  • "Very professional"
  • $5 MEDS

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Larissa Davis, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Larissa Davis was amazing! She addressed all my issues with patience and professionalism and ordered the lab work that I needed to diagnose my current health condition. I'm looking forward to working with her again."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Binta Bojang, NP

  • Urgent care
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    Ola Onabanjo, FNP-BC

    • Urgent care
    • "Dr. Ola was AWESOME and very informative with great medical advice. Thanks so much for having this remarkable physician on your team."
    • 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."
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dawn Drewes, APRN

    • Urgent care
    • "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
    • Available today
    • $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. Yaw Otchere-Boateng, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Tessa Ndille, DO

    • Emergency medicine
    • "The doctor was amazing!!! So thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
    • $5 MEDS

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    Randi Berkowitz, NP

    • Family medicine
    • "Dr. Berkowitz was very courteous and professional, and she showed she cared about me."
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Monika Patel, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

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    Jeannie Higgin, FNP-BC

    • Family medicine
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Monika Patel, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

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

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    Monica Orozco Cantillo, NP

    • Family medicine

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      Dr. Anna Chacon, MD

      • Dermatology
      • Available today
      • $5 MEDS

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      Dr. Anna Chacon, MD

      • Dermatology
      • Available today
      • $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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