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When should I call 911 about hives?

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  • If you have sudden hives with swelling in the face, difficulty breathing or coughing, dizziness, or fainting
  • If you have hives after being exposed to a substance that caused a serious allergic reaction before
  • If you have hives after a bee sting, new medication, or exposure to a highly allergenic food, such as peanuts

From: Hives (Children) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Hives."

HealthyChildren.org: "Hives."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Hives."

HealthyChildren.org: "Hives."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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