Hives vs. Rash

Hives vs. Rash — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hives and Rash

Hivesnoun

Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions.

Rashadjective

Resulting from or acting with ill-considered haste or boldness.

Hivesnoun

an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs

Rashnoun

A visible lesion or group of lesions on the skin, caused by any of numerous factors including infectious agents, drugs, and allergies.

Rashnoun

An outbreak of many instances within a brief period

a rash of burglaries.

Rashadjective

Acting too quickly without considering the risks and consequences; not careful; hasty.

rash words spoken in the heat of debate

Rashadjective

So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn.

Rashadjective

(obsolete) Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent.

Rashadjective

(obsolete) Fast-acting.

Rashnoun

(symptom) An area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin.

Rashnoun

A surge in problems; a spate, string or trend

There has been a rash of vandalism lately.

Rashnoun

An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted.

Rashverb

(obsolete) To prepare with haste.

Rashverb

(obsolete) To pull off or pluck violently.

Rashverb

(obsolete) To slash; to hack; to slice.

Rashnoun

any red eruption of the skin

Rashnoun

a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences;

a rash of bank robberiesa blizzard of lawsuits

Rashadjective

imprudently incurring risk;

do something rash that he will forever repent

Rashadjective

marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for danger or consequences;

foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijackerbecame the fiercest and most reckless of partisansa reckless drivera rash attempt to climb the World Trade Center