Hives (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of hives?

To know exactly what kind of hives you have, or to learn more about research into the immune basis of hives or about rarer forms of this condition, you should consult your physician. It is important, however, to keep in mind that most cases of this common disorder represent either ordinary urticaria or physical urticaria, which are annoying but not serious or allergic and are almost always temporary.

Additional resources from WebMD Boots UK on Hives

REFERENCES:

Bolognia, Jean L., Joseph L. Jorizzo, and Ronald P. Rapini. Dermatology. 2nd ed. Spain: Mosby, 2008.

Frigas, Evangelo, and Miguel A. Park. "Acute Urticaria and Angioedema." Am J Clin Dermatol 10.4 (2009): 239-250.

Kaplan, A.P., and M. Greaves. "Pathogenesis of Chronic Urticaria." Clinical & Experimental Allergy 39 (2009): 777-787.

Langley, Emily W., and Joseph Gigante. "Anaphylaxis, Urticaria, and Angioedema." Pediatrics in Review 34 (2013): 247-258.

Schaefer, Paul. "Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment." American Family Physician 83.9 May 1, 2011: 1078-1084.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/11/2014

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