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Do you need an epinephrine kit if you get hives?

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If you're severely allergic to bee stings or other insect bites, certain foods, or medications, ask your doctor about prescribing an emergency kit with epinephrine shots. You would use these to treat anaphylaxis. Always carry two epinephrine kits with you

From: How Do You Treat Hives? WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "All About Hives."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Hives."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 14, 2018

SOURCES: 

American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "All About Hives."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Hives."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 14, 2018

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