A 40-year-old female asked:
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i am prone to tiny hives, so each time i take any pills, it is hard to know if i'm seeing my usual hives or having a drug reaction. how to tell?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hives: Stay off of pills for a few days. Record the hives you are getting without the pills by taking pictures. Restart the pills and compare photos . That way you may be able to distinguish the various types of hives.
Answered on Oct 15, 2013

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