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Understanding Hives -- Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms?

The symptoms of hives include:

  • Raised, whitish or reddish, usually itchy welts of varying size seen on the skin
  • Swelling in deeper layers of the skin around the eyes and lips, less frequently on the hands and feet, on mucous membranes, or on the genitals may indicate a reaction known as angioedema.

 

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