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Are foot/hand swelling related to hives?

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Dr. S. E. Johnson
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Not necessarily.

Hives are the bodies overly aggressive and incorrect response to some sort of stimulus that it doesn't recognize.
Swelling is fairly common, as it can represent simply a different ind of inflammation, but significant hand and feet swelling could represent other things, too, and should warrant a doctor visit.

In brief: Not necessarily.

Hives are the bodies overly aggressive and incorrect response to some sort of stimulus that it doesn't recognize.
Swelling is fairly common, as it can represent simply a different ind of inflammation, but significant hand and feet swelling could represent other things, too, and should warrant a doctor visit.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

Hives is also associated with angioedema (swelling within the dermis and deeper tissues).
Areas affected include around the eyes, the tongue, lips, throat, abdomen, genitals, and hands & feet.

In brief: Yes

Hives is also associated with angioedema (swelling within the dermis and deeper tissues).
Areas affected include around the eyes, the tongue, lips, throat, abdomen, genitals, and hands & feet.
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