Hives and Angioedema (cont.)
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Follow-up for 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 provider or return to the hospital if you have any of the following:
Hives and Angioedema Prevention
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.
Hives and Angioedema Prognosis
Support Groups and Counseling for Hives and Angioedema
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
For 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 6/22/2015
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