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Hives (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of hives?

To know exactly what kind of hives you have, or to learn more about research into the immune basis of hives or about rarer forms of this condition, you should consult your physician. It is important, however, to keep in mind that most cases of this common disorder represent either ordinary urticaria or physical urticaria, which are annoying but not serious or allergic and are almost always temporary.


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Source: MedicineNet.com

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