Hives (Urticaria) Clinical Trials


Hives, otherwise known as urticaria, presents as an outbreak of bumps or wheals. They might be pale or red, and the affected body part is often swollen. Hives can appear suddenly, either from an allergic reaction or for unknown reasons. It’s common for patients to be unaware of what causes their hives. Hives are usually itchy, but can also be accompanied by a burning or stinging sensation.

Although hives aren’t usually dangerous, they can happen anywhere on the body. Those who have an outbreak in the throat, on the tongue or lips, or near the eyes can be at risk of serious side effects. Hives can vary in size from just a few millimeters to the size of a large plate. When hives come together, they become “plaques.” Hives can last up to 24 hours before they start to fade.

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Current Clinical Trials

We invite you learn more about our research division and see current clinical trials. If you’d like more information, or wish to see if you quality, please contact us today at or call (480) 404-9879.

Study 1: Hives Study for Those Aged 12+

Currently, the research division is seeking participants for a hives study for those ages 12+. In order to qualify, participants must:

  • Have been diagnosed with hives for a minimum of six months
  • Be actively taking an oral antihistamine and not responding to the medication
  • Have no known cause for hives

The purpose of this study is to test an investigational, injectable medication on participants who suffer from chronic hives with no known cause. The study will last approximately 15 months and participants will be receiving monthly injections. Please contact the research division at or call (480) 404-9879 for more information and to see if you or your child qualifies.

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Please call us at (480) 404-9879, or use the contact form below to see if you qualify.