How Do You Spell HIVES?

Pronunciation: [hˈa͡ɪvz] (IPA)

The spelling of the word "hives" can be explained using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The IPA transcription of the word "hives" is /haɪvz/. The symbol "/" indicates the beginning and the end of the transcription, and the symbols within it represent the sounds in the word. The "h" represents the h-sound, followed by the "ai" diphthong (a combination of the vowel sounds, a and i) as in "high." The "v" represents the v-sound, and the "z" represents the z-sound. Together, these sounds create the word "hives."

HIVES Meaning and Definition

  1. Hives, also known as urticaria, is a common skin condition characterized by the sudden appearance of itchy, raised welts or patches on the skin. These welts, also referred to as wheals, are typically red or pink in color and can vary in size, ranging from small dots to large, irregularly shaped patches. Hives usually emerge suddenly, often within minutes or hours, and may persist for a few hours or even several days before resolving on their own.

    Hives occur as a result of an allergic reaction triggered by various factors such as certain foods, medications, insect bites or stings, pollen, pet dander, exposure to extreme temperatures, stress, or viral infections. The allergic reaction causes the release of histamine and other chemicals in the body, leading to the dilation of blood vessels and the leakage of fluid into the skin, resulting in the distinctive raised appearance of hives.

    The symptoms associated with hives typically include intense itching and a warm or burning sensation in the affected areas. In some cases, hives may also cause swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, along with difficulty breathing, which could indicate a severe allergic reaction requiring immediate medical attention.

    Treatment for hives often involves identifying and avoiding triggers, and may also include the use of antihistamine medications to relieve itching and reduce inflammation. In more severe cases, corticosteroids or other medications may be prescribed to manage symptoms.

  2. Urticaria. The term has also been popularly applied to various other skin diseases, as the red-gum of infants, to diarrhea, and to laryngitis.

    A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.

  3. In Scot. and N. of Eng., a skin disease among children, consisting of vesicles scattered over the body, which are shaped something like a beehive; the croup.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of HIVES

The word "hives" originated from Old English "hȳfe", which meant "a beehive" or "a swarm of bees". It further traced back to Old Norse "hūfr" or "hȳfja", meaning "a beehive" or "a shelter". The term eventually evolved to refer to the skin condition known as "hives" due to the appearance of raised, swollen patches resembling a beehive or a cluster of insect bites.

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Conjugate verb Hives


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