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What are the possible complications due to hives?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

There are usually not many complications from hives outside of the psychological distress.

In brief: Not much

There are usually not many complications from hives outside of the psychological distress.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection.

Hives from an allergic reaction or medication can itch a lot, and all that scratching can break down the skin and allow nasty bugs to cause an infection.
Also, hives may be a precursor to a more severe allergic reaction, one that could interfere with breathing and be life threatening. If you think you might be having an allergic reaction and there's rapid swelling of throat/mouth - time for 911!

In brief: Infection.

Hives from an allergic reaction or medication can itch a lot, and all that scratching can break down the skin and allow nasty bugs to cause an infection.
Also, hives may be a precursor to a more severe allergic reaction, one that could interfere with breathing and be life threatening. If you think you might be having an allergic reaction and there's rapid swelling of throat/mouth - time for 911!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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