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When should I call the doctor about hives and angioedema?

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If you have hives or angioedema and any of the following symptoms, call your doctor right away:

  • Dizziness
  • Wheezing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the tongue, lips, or face

SOURCES: 

Medscape: "Angioedema." 

MedicineNet: "Hives (Uticaria & Angioedema)."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

Muller, B. March 2004. American Family Physician,


 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

SOURCES: 

Medscape: "Angioedema." 

MedicineNet: "Hives (Uticaria & Angioedema)."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

Muller, B. March 2004. American Family Physician,


 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

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