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Will urticaria kill me if i don't get treatment?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
Will drive you crazy: Urticaria is more uncomfortable than life threatening. It can reach extremes, predisposing to skin infection and severe fluid loss with dehydration.
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Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
No: However, that is as long as the problem is confined to hives. If you have a severe allergy to peanut for example, there is a strong chance that if you are having hives now, you are at risk for worse reactions including death. Chronic idiopathic hives (non-allergy related) do not result in worse reactions like death.
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