Skin reactions to medicine

Trunk of woman's body covered in hives, with close-up of hives

An allergic reaction to medicine can cause hives. They appear as raised, red, itchy bumps (wheals) of different shapes and sizes, with defined red margins and pale centers. Hives may appear and then disappear at random and seem to move from place to place on the skin.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology

Current as ofOctober 6, 2017

Current as of: October 6, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology