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Hives and Angioedema (cont.)


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 your health-care provider or return to the hospital if you have any of the following:

  • Rash or swelling returns or gets worse
  • Difficulty or severe side effects with your medicines
  • New symptoms
  • Sores or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat
  • Fever or chills
  • Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/4/2014

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