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Are hives and weals the same thing?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Half right!: Hives are comprised of wheals (raised round to oval part) and flare (the surrounding flat redness).

Answered 3/26/2013

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Yes: Hives and wheals are both pale red, raised bumps on the skin that are itchy and are associated with allergic reactions as well as other conditions.

Answered 5/27/2016

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