Hives

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What is Hives?

Hives are small, itchy, red swellings on the skin. The swelling occurs singularly or in clusters. Hives tend to fade after a few hours, but new ones can appear. Most cases go away within a few days. But, some last a few weeks or longer.


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What It Is
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Hives Causes
Causes
What causes Hives? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Hives Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Hives Diagnosis
Diagnosis
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Hives Symptoms
Symptoms
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Hives Complications
Complications
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Screening for Hives
Screening
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Hives Medications
Medications
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Hives Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Hives? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Hives Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Hives treatment options are available?
Hives Care
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