Hives (Urticaria) In Naperville, IL

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What are Hives?

Hives, known medically as urticaria, are a common skin condition characterized by raised, itchy welts on the skin. These welts can vary in size and shape and may appear as small spots or large interconnected patches. Hives can develop suddenly and often change in location, typically disappearing within a few hours but potentially reappearing in different areas of the body.

What are the Causes of Hives?

The cause of hives can be multifaceted, ranging from allergic reactions to certain foods, medications, insect bites or stings, or environmental triggers like pollen or latex. Other potential causes of hives include viral infections, stress, and underlying medical conditions.

After trying to get rid of my acne with over the counter products I decided to try going to a dermatologist. They got me on a routine and my acne is significantly better since I have stuck to it daily.

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Staff is friendly and helpful. Stephanie Tracey is personable and takes her time during visits.

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Had an excellent first experience with Oak Derm today. I was seen by NP Emily Schnurstein for facial flushing and hair loss. She listened carefully to all of my concerns and addressed each one of them throughly. The front desk staff was also very pleasant.

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Most recently I have had several appointments with Dr. Jeffery Hsu for improvement on my shingles scars. They are on my face right above my eyebrow and I had been very self-conscious about it. Everyone in the office has been wonderful, friendly and professional. Dr. Hsu is highly rated in the Midwest, and I agree from my experience—from consulting with me about the scar, exploring my options, explaining everything, and performing the procedures … I was very comfortable and confident he could restore my face to what it used to be. The procedures have been quick and easy, and I am LOVING my results. He said I’d need 4-6 treatments, but so far I’ve had 2, things are already a significant improvement to where I’m able to sort of “forget” the scars are there. He’s been able to repigment the skin as well! I’m going for another treatment Wednesday and may even stop at 3 procedures, we’ll see. Very pleased with the quality of work and care. I also see Claire with Diamond glow facials to help with my milia, and she’s great and it works very well. Would highly recommend Oak Dermatology.

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Loved meeting Dr Hsu - he is so kind and compassionate and I am looking forward to my rosacea treatments with him! All of the staff at oak derm is fabulous!

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What to Expect from Hives Treatment?

Hives are diagnosed based on their appearance and a thorough evaluation of the patient's medical history. Treatment for hives involves identifying and avoiding triggers, antihistamine medications to alleviate itching and swelling, and, in severe cases, corticosteroids or other prescription medications to manage symptoms. At Oak Dermatology, our team of providers specializes in diagnosing and treating skin conditions, such as hives. We offer comprehensive care tailored to each patient, focusing on relieving symptoms and preventing recurrence. If you are experiencing hives or similar skin concerns, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.

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