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Do hives normally last a long time?

Do hives normally last a long time?

Off and on: In the vast majority of cases they disappear within a few days or weeks. During that time it will come and go and move around the body. Each hive should appear and disappear rapidly (less than 24 hours). If the hive-like rash is fixed and doesn't move around or leaves scars, it's not typical hives and should be examined by a doctor. A few people will have hives for a very long time, up to years. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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I went into anaphylaxis shock three weeks ago every time I try to eat I break of in hives how long does this last ?

I went into anaphylaxis shock three weeks ago every time I try to eat I break of in hives how long does this last ?

Anaphylaxis: After an episode of anaphylaxis, you definitely must see an allergy specialist. You sound as if you may have a food allergy, in which case you will continue having reactions as long as you continue to eat the food causing problems . Usually it is only one main food, or a couple, that are to blame. If you had anaphylaxis once, you can have it again! get an Epipen (epinephrine) and see an allergist soon. ...Read more

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If the small red bumps that come and go are hives due to allergy could this be developed over time to a laundry soap. and how long will it last?

If the small red bumps that come and go are hives due to allergy could this be developed over time to a laundry soap. and how long will it last?

Unlikely: The mechanism for contact allergy or an irritant reaction to laundry soap is different from that causing the bumps. Have you consulted an allergist about this? ...Read more

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How long do hives last?

How long do hives last?

Varies: Sometimes hours....Sometimes months. It varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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For what length of time can hives last?

How long hives last: It depends on what is causing them. If it is a food/medication, they usually stop after allergen is out of your system, 1-2 wks. There is many different causes of hives. People who have autoimmune urticaria (hives) can have it for a lifetime. Usually if hives last for more than 6 weeks, they are considered chronic and a workup is done to determine cause. Unfortunately cause is not always found. ...Read more

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I have hives on my skin for 3 weeks, when will they go? How long do they usually last?

Difficult to answer: Hives are usually self-limited and go away by the 6 week mark; however, some cases become chronic and can last a lot longer. ...Read more

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How long do hives from pet dander last?

How long do hives from pet dander last?

Unusual: It is unusual to get hives from pet danger but nonetheless it can happen when one is very highly allergic. With a single exposure, most people should recover in 1-8 hours. However if your clothing or hair has been contaminated with the dander, the reaction may return until you have them cleaned. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is normal for hives to last?

Length of hives vary: There is no "normal" length of time that hives may last. "acute" hives may last from a few minutes to hours to up to one month. Hives that last more than a month are considered "chronic. ". ...Read more