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How fast can hives spread?

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Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Very rapidlly

Some allergic reactions are more aggressive than others and spread rapidly.
In this case the patient needs emergency medical evaluation.

In brief: Very rapidlly

Some allergic reactions are more aggressive than others and spread rapidly.
In this case the patient needs emergency medical evaluation.
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Within minutes

People can develop head to toe hives within minutes of, for example, eating a food to which they are allergic.
Hives are not contagious so do not spread from person to person. Individual hives only last from 1-24 hours but new crops can replace them. Consult an allergist to help determine cause and best treatment.

In brief: Within minutes

People can develop head to toe hives within minutes of, for example, eating a food to which they are allergic.
Hives are not contagious so do not spread from person to person. Individual hives only last from 1-24 hours but new crops can replace them. Consult an allergist to help determine cause and best treatment.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Dr. Martin Ostro
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