Urticaria & Angioedema

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Causes and Risk Factors of Angioedema

Angioedema, the swelling of the lower layer of skin, may be caused by allergy, environment, genetics, infection, or have no explanation at all. Angioedema, swelling of the layer of tissue immediately beneath the skin, may be caused by...

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Overview of Hives

Hives, also called urticaria, can make people miserable. Learn all about hives, including the best treatment available for this common condition. Urticaria, commonly known as hives, is a disorder that affects up to 20% of the population at some...

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Xolair for the Treatment of Chronic Hives

Urticaria, or hives, can affect up to one in five people at some point during their lifetime. Find out if Xolair works for treatment of chronic hives. Urticaria, the medical term for hives, is a condition that can affect up to one in five people at...

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Symptoms of Angioedema

Angioedema symptoms include swelling of the lips, eyes, and possibly arms and legs. It may be associated with a rash but rarely causes severe complications. Angioedema generally occurs suddenly and produces swelling of the face, arms, or legs....

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What Is Angioedema?

Angioedema is swelling of the face, tongue, throat, or limbs from allergy or other causes. Reviewed by a board-certified internal medicine physician. Angioedema is the swelling of the lower layer of tissue just under the skin or mucous membranes,...

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What Is Dermatographism?

When scratching causes a raised, red skin rash, you may have dermatographism. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition. Dermatographism is a common, benign skin condition in which even a small amount of pressure—such as...

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Symptoms of Urticaria (Hives)

Urticaria (hives) can vary in shape and size but are characterized by itchy, raised, red or skin-colored welts. Learn about the signs and symptoms of hives. The effects of urticaria (hives) can be very noticeable, but the symptoms can be similar to...

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What Is Urticaria (Hives)?

Urticaria (hives) is a raised, red rash caused by allergy, stress, or irritants. Reviewed by a board-certified internal medicine physician. Urticaria (hives) usually starts with a red, itchy patch of skin and develops into a raised welt with...

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How Urticaria (Hives) Is Diagnosed

Hives are usually diagnosed by history. However, when the cause is not clear, your doctor may order labs and perform tests that provoke hives to form. Diagnosing the underlying cause of urticaria, or hives, whether it is acute or chronic, is...

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Living With Chronic Urticaria (Hives)

Discovering the triggers to your symptoms and following a treatment plan can help you live well with chronic hives. While living with chronic hives can be difficult, uncomfortable, and painful, there are ways to cope. The majority of people with...

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