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Patient education: Hives (urticaria) (Beyond the Basics)

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Hives are raised, itchy bumps that are red in colour. Hives usually appear suddenly and last a few days to a week or two. Treatment can include antihistamines, oral steroids, and avoiding allergens or other triggers. See a doctor immediately if your hives appear with serious allergy symptoms such as trouble breathing, vomiting or passing out.

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urticaria, mast cells, histamine, angioedema, antibiotics, non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs , NSAIDS, painkiller, muscle relaxant, insect sting, bug bite, anaphylaxis, antihistamine, steroids

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Rated on: 1/25/2017 11:09:15 AM

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