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How long do hives last?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Sometimes hours..
..Sometimes months. It varies depending on the cause.

In brief: Varies

Sometimes hours..
..Sometimes months. It varies depending on the cause.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Less than a day

A hive lasts a few hours & never longer than a day.
When gone it leaves no mark on the skin. Angioedema - swelling of the eyelids, lips, hands & fetes associated with hives - may last up to 2 days. Hives can reoccur weekly, daily, even twice a day. This process can persist for weeks, months, even years.

In brief: Less than a day

A hive lasts a few hours & never longer than a day.
When gone it leaves no mark on the skin. Angioedema - swelling of the eyelids, lips, hands & fetes associated with hives - may last up to 2 days. Hives can reoccur weekly, daily, even twice a day. This process can persist for weeks, months, even years.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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