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Rockville, MD
A 40-year-old female asked:

Unexplained hives, saw allergist, take meds. still get them tho & constantly worried about anaphylaxis. do hives always equal impending anaphylaxis?

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Dr. John Norvell
23 years experience
No: It sounds like you most likely have idiopathic urticaria which can be difficult to control in some cases. I would follow up with your allergist to see what adjustments need to be made in your medications. It would be very unlikely to have severe anaphylaxis as a direct result of your hives.
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