Hives and Angioedema (cont.)
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What Follow-up Is Needed After Treatment of Hives and Angioedema?
Take all prescribed medicines as directed except for those drugs you are instructed to take only as needed. This will reduce the possibility of the hives or swelling coming back.
Contact a health-care professional or return to the hospital if you have any of the following:
Is It Possible to Prevent Hives and Angioedema?
It is not always possible to prevent hives and angioedema, but you can minimize your risk. Avoid exposure to any food, medicine, animals, or physical agent that has been identified to cause your hives or angioedema.
Reducing emotional and physical stress may help. In rare cases, you may need to take antihistamines or other medicines for an extended time to prevent further hives or swelling.
What Is the Prognosis for Hives and Angioedema?
Where Can People Find Support Groups and Counseling for Hives and Angioedema?
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Where Can People Get More Information on Hives and Angioedema?
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/15/2016
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