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How will hives affect my health going forward?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Hives

Usually just uncomfortable and sometimes unsightly.
Most times hives will burn out, never to return. Sometimes they fester or will come & go intermittently. Antihistamines are best for suppression. Long term side effects from hives are not something to worry about. If you are worried, definitely see an allergist to test for what might be the causative factor to get it treated.

In brief: Hives

Usually just uncomfortable and sometimes unsightly.
Most times hives will burn out, never to return. Sometimes they fester or will come & go intermittently. Antihistamines are best for suppression. Long term side effects from hives are not something to worry about. If you are worried, definitely see an allergist to test for what might be the causative factor to get it treated.
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