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My grand and greatgrandparents had hives. How can I avoid it?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: What will be will be

Fortunately hives don't run in families so you are at no greater risk than anyone else.
About 1 in 12 people have hives at some point in their lives.

In brief: What will be will be

Fortunately hives don't run in families so you are at no greater risk than anyone else.
About 1 in 12 people have hives at some point in their lives.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. James Fox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid known allergen

Hives are common.
It is estimated that 20% of the population will have hives at some point. Genetics probably plays some role in hives. If you know you are allergic to a food or drug, you must avoid that. Many cases of hives occur in relationship to viral illness, and those cannot be avoided., most cases of hives respond to antihistamines.

In brief: Avoid known allergen

Hives are common.
It is estimated that 20% of the population will have hives at some point. Genetics probably plays some role in hives. If you know you are allergic to a food or drug, you must avoid that. Many cases of hives occur in relationship to viral illness, and those cannot be avoided., most cases of hives respond to antihistamines.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox
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