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Urticaria (also known as hives) is a common skin condition that can affect up to 20% of people (one in five people) at some point in their lives. It can cause itchy pink swellings or bumps that can appear anywhere on the body and sometimes be accompanied by swelling of the eyelids or the lips.
We can categorise urticaria based on its duration and triggers. Although in some patients, more than 2 types of urticaria can co-exist.
Here are 3 ways we categorise urticaria: