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What causes hives and a swollen neck gland?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Hives

The cause for hives is often obscure unless one can specifically identify the trigger (food , drug, viral infection).
In chronic hives, about 30% is considered an autoimmune process. As for swollen neck glands, any inflammation from the neck up may cause it. However, if present for more than a few weeks, one needs to consider a blood disorder such as lymphoma.

In brief: Hives

The cause for hives is often obscure unless one can specifically identify the trigger (food , drug, viral infection).
In chronic hives, about 30% is considered an autoimmune process. As for swollen neck glands, any inflammation from the neck up may cause it. However, if present for more than a few weeks, one needs to consider a blood disorder such as lymphoma.
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