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How are hives and angioedema diagnosed?

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Your doctor will ask you many questions to try to find the cause of hives or angioedema. You’ll also get a checkup.

Your doctor may give you skin tests to find out if you’re allergic to something. You may also get blood tests.

SOURCES: 

Medscape: "Angioedema." 

MedicineNet: "Hives (Uticaria & Angioedema)."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

Muller, B. American Family Physician, March 2004.


 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 21, 2020

SOURCES: 

Medscape: "Angioedema." 

MedicineNet: "Hives (Uticaria & Angioedema)."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

Muller, B. American Family Physician, March 2004.


 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 21, 2020

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