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ask: what do you do for hives?

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Christine Jeffries

Hi yollonnda,
Thanks for finding EmpowHer and asking your question.
Sorry you're having to deal with hives. What do you think is causing the outbreak? Have you ever seen a doctor about your hives?
According to MedlinePlus, hives is a skin condition that usually is caused by an allergic reaction to drugs or food. It usually goes away on its own, but a severe case may need treatment from a doctor. They may administer a cortisone shot, or prescribe medicine. If your hives ever come with the additional symptom of difficulty breathing, get immediate medical attention--allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hives.html
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July 28, 2010 - 8:10am
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