Hives are scars or blisters that people get with hives . Hives are a common condition that affects 20 percent of the population at one time or another .
It can affect anyone of any race, at any age, in any part of the body, at any time of the year, but it often manifests at night or in the morning (immediately after waking up). Itching can occur, usually worse at night, and can interfere with sleep .
Sometimes hives can also cause a sting or pain. Hives can be very small (eg, about the size of the tip of a pen) or very large (eg, about the size of a plate) .
In this image gallery of hives, you will find several images of different types of hives and the important characteristics of each one , the first image shows what a typical case of hives looks like.