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Hives and Angioedema (cont.)

Hives and Angioedema Prognosis

  • Hives and angioedema may be very uncomfortable but will not cause serious harm.


  • The hives will not leave scars.


  • Most people do well with treatment.


  • Hives and angioedema usually will last only a few hours to a few days. Chronic hives lasts longer than six weeks but is rare.

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