October 14, 2015
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Hives (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of hives?

To know exactly what kind of hives one has, or to learn more about research into the immune basis of hives or about rarer forms of this condition, consult a physician. It is important, however, to keep in mind that most cases of urticaria are annoying, not serious, and almost always temporary.


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/13/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com

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