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    Understanding Hives -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms?

    They include:

    • Raised, whitish or reddish, welts of varying size seen on the skin
    • The welts often itch.
    • Swelling in the deeper layers of the skin around your eyes and lips. Your doctor will call this angioedema. It’s less likely, but it can also affect your hands and feet, mucous membranes, or your genitals.

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    Reviewed by Luqman Seidu, MD on February 28, 2015

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