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How should I cleanse my skin if I have hives?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Hives—itchy, red welts that pop up on your skin—can be caused by a number of factors. These can range from an allergic reaction to food, medications, or something in your environment to an underlying condition that requires treatment. It's best to consult your doctor or dermatologist to try to find out the source of your hives and how to treat them. During an outbreak, experts suggest you avoid hot baths and showers.

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