Urticaria is the medical name for hives. Hives are raised welts that may be red or itchy. These skin growths are typically an acute disorder brought on by an allergic reaction or trigger. The majority of hives go away on their own within 24 hours. Hives can be as small as a pinhead or as large as a dinner plate, with everything in between. At Dr Hessa, our clinic at Doha, Qatar provides effective hives treatment and diagnosis.