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Are hives a form of allergy?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Usually

Hives have many causes, but allergies are one of the more common causes.

In brief: Usually

Hives have many causes, but allergies are one of the more common causes.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Madhukar Punja
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

Yes hives can be a result of allergy to foods, inhalant allergen or medications.
However in many chronic cases (almost 70-80%) an exact cause cannot be detected. It can be very frustrating to the doctor and patient and can be very challenging to find a cause and get it under control.

In brief: Yes

Yes hives can be a result of allergy to foods, inhalant allergen or medications.
However in many chronic cases (almost 70-80%) an exact cause cannot be detected. It can be very frustrating to the doctor and patient and can be very challenging to find a cause and get it under control.
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Dr. Madhukar Punja
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